Thiruvothoor and Kuranganil mootam temple.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Thiruvothoor:

    This is one of 275 important temples of Siva.

    The temple is about 28 kms from Kancheepuram in cheyar.

    Main deity: Swayambu lingam known as Vedanadhar and his consort Elamula nayakai.

    Teertham is Cheyar and Kalyana teertham. Sthala vrukaham isPanai.

    Importance: Siva preached meaning of veda to Devas and munis in this place, hence the name Thiruvothoor. Vishnu worshipped Siva here and got his chakrayudam. We can see his sculpture in the name of Adi Kesava perumal.

    Nandi before kodimaram is facing the entrance. Sambandhar sang and transformed male panai trees to female panai trees here.

    We see stone sculpture of the tree in temple premises with Siva linga under it and Sambandharworshipping Siva here.

    Smbandhar sang hymns and Navakku arasar has mentioned in his work. Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh.

  2. Kuranganilmootam:

    One of 275important temples of Siva.

    The temple is about 8kms to SW of Kanchepuram, South of palar river.Buses from kanchi to vandavasi or cheyar alight at doosi and 2kms from there.

    Main deity: Swayambu lingam known as Valeeswarar and Valai ammai.

    Sthala vruksham is Elanndi.

    Importance: The place is surrounded by fields. Vaali Yama and Indra worshipped Siva of this place in the form of monkey, Squriel and Crow. This shows that the animals and birds have worshipped and attained mukthi.

    Vaali worshipped and hence the name Vaaleswarar.Other deities like Vinakaya, Subramanya, Kasi viswanadhar, Visalakshi, Durgai, Brahma, Chandeeswarar, Bairavar Vishnu, Sapthamadhar, Dakshinamoorthy, and Navagraha are there. Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva here.

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