Thiru Erumbur and Thiru Nedungkalam, Trichy.  

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  1. Thiru Erumbur

    This is one of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam . The place is about 11 kms from Trichy and known as Brahmapuram, Kumara puram and lakshimi puram.

    Main Deity is Erumbeeswrar / Madhuvaneswarar and Soundranayaki Amman.
    Sthalavruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is Brahma teertham and Pduma teertham.

    Brahma, Indra and all Devas took the form of ant, to hide from asuras and worshipped Siva in this place. Hence he is known as Erumbeeswarar.

    Importance: The Siva lingam is slanting to one side as though, he is giving ear to the worship of bakthas. The surface of the lingam is coarse and it is easy for the ant to move around. The linga is covered with mud and there is no abishekam here. We can see the marks of ant creeping on the lingam.

    The temple is a small hillock of 120’ height and 100 steps to reach the top. Soundarya nayaki ammanin different sanctum outside the main one. There is an old idol of the goddess kept to a side because of slight damage in it. The one in the sanctum is of same height and it is the new one replaced in the place of old goddess.

    Navukkuarasar sang hymns on Siva of this place. The other deities that we see are Sankara Narayanar, Dakshinamoorthy,and Balavinayakar. Surya is with his wife here.

  2. Thiru Nedungalam

    This is one of 275 Important Siva Devara Sthalam.
    The temple is on Trichy to Tanjore route, 4 kms, from Thuvakudi junction.

    Main Deity: Nedungalanadhar / Anithya Sunderaswarar and his consort known as Mangala nayaki / Opila nayaki. Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is Agasthya teertham, Sundara teertham.

    Purana says Paraskathi did meditation in this place and Siva came in the form of Kalvan. Parvathi was frightened and tried to hide, in a garden, Olimadhi cholai. Later Siva took parvathi to Kailas. There are two vimanams for the main deity here.

    Sambandhar, Sundarar and Navukkuarasar sang hymns on Siva of this place. Arunagiri nadhar sang Thirupugazh on lord Murugan.

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