Thirukkolur and Azwar Thrunagari, Thirunelveli.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Thirukkolur:

    One of Nava Thirupathy related to Kuja graham, and Divya Desam temple.
    The sthalam is about 2kms distance from Azwar Thirunagari.

    Here we see main deity Vaithama nidhiin sleeping posture on Adiseshan with his right hand pointing towards his face and his left handing pointing towards ground. The measure is seen as a pillow here which was used to measure the wealth of Kubera. The hand that pointing towards him means that navanidhi (wealth) is with him.

    Urchavar is known as Nithya pavithran in standing posture with Sridevi and Bhoodevi thayar. There are two sanctums seen separately for Kolurvalli and Kumudha Valli Thayar.

    Teertham is Kubera teertham and river Thamirabarani.
    The main Gopuram is mottai gopuram and as we enter we see Dwajasthambam and Garudazwar in small sanctum facing the Lord in the main sanctum. Yoga Narashimar is seen at the back of the main sanctum.

    Purana says once Kuberan went to Kailas to see Lord Siva, there he lost himself for a minute in the beauty of Parvathy, who cursed him for the act, and said all his Nava nidhi, (wealth)and his eye sight will be lost.

    When Navanidhi left Kubera, they came to Thirukkolur, and they were in the custody of Lord Vishnu. Kubera felt sorry for his act and asked a way to get out of this curse, to Goddess Parvathy.

    He was asked to reach this kshetram of Thirukkolur on the bank of River Thamirabarani, and worship Lord Vishnu. Kubera came to this place and worshipped Lord Vishnu here. He got back, part of his Navanidhi (wealth) from Lord Vishnu hence the lord here is known as Vaithamanidhi.

    Here the saying is, someone who loose their property can worship Lord here and get back their wealth.

  2. Azwar Thiru Nagari:

    Thirukurugoore, One of Nava Tirupathy for Brahaspathy graham, and Divayadesam temple.

    The place is 6 kms distance from Thirunelveli on the banks of River Thamirabarani.
    The main gopuram is of 5 stories, with three prakarams.

    Main deity is Swayambu Sri Adi Nadha Perumal in standing posture with prayoga chakkram in hand. Thayar Adinadha Valli, and Thyar Kurugoor valli in two different sanctums.

    Sthala vruksham is Tamarind tree. River Thamirabarani and Brama teertham are the sthala teertham of this place.
    We see Dwajasthambam, garudazwar and proceed inside to left we see Venugopalan sanctum.

    Sthala purana says Brahma was asked to worship Adi nadha perumal of this place before starting his creations of living beings on earth.

    Adinadha perumal is considered as Guru for Brahma, the guru of creations and hence the place is known as Kurugoore. Bhooma Devi was rescued by Lord Vishnu as Varaha moorthy in this place so the place is considered as Varaha Kshetram.

    Some thing unique in the temple is there is tamarind tree, with leaves always fresh.(Does not sleep). They say Lakshmana is the tamirand tree in this Yuga waiting for Nammazwar for long years and the place is also known as Sesha kshetram

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