Vanamutti Perumal and Thirumanajcheri temple  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Keezha Thirumanancheri:

    One of 275 Devara sthalams The place is about 7 kms North of Kutthalam.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Sri Uthvagananadhar and is consort Uma Devi. (Yazhin men mozhi ammai)

    Uma Devi came out from Yagna kundam and was married to Lord Siva in this place. he place is known as Thirumanajcheri.

    Manmadham and Kulachirai Nayanar worshipped Lord Siva of this place and were blessed.

    Purana says once two persons who belong to vaisaya sect, decided to get their children married to each other and strengthen their relationship. Unfortunately the child born to a person was a Tortoise. The other person refused to give his daughter in marriage to the tortoise.

    The tortoise worshipped Lord Siva of Thirumanajcheri and was blessed by Lord.
    The tortoise attained human form as a result of its worship. Later he got married with the same girl in this place.

    Importance of this place is, people worship and pray Lord Siva, for early marriage of their son / daughter. Once the marriage is finished the married couple visits the temple to pay homage.

    Sambandhar and Navakkuarasar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

  2. Kodihathi perumal temple:

    This temple is in a village known as Kodikuthi about 3 kms north of Moovaloore, and 8 kms from Mailaduthurai to Kumabakonam route. The temple dates to some 2000 years.

    Main deity is Viswaroopa Sreenivasa perumal in Atthi maram.(Fig tree) known as Vanamutti Perumal

    Perumal is seen here with Thulasi mala and Sri Lakshmidevi to his chest.

    We see Sridevi and Bhoodevi Thayar also. Sree Sreenivasa perumal is seen with Shanku, Chakkra, Gadha and Abhya hastham.

    The roof of main sanctum is in the shape of an umbrella, which is known as Chattra Vimanam. Pushkarani is known as Viswaroopa pushkarani. They do not perform abishekam for the main deity Sreenivasa perumal.

    Purana of the temple: Pipala Muni suffered from Leprosy. He worshipped Lord to get rid of his ailment. One day he received Mantra deeksa from a Maharishi who asked him to worship Maha Vishnu. Piplar did as he was told.

    One day he had a dream in which Lord Vishnu told him the reason for his leprosy. He was a king in his previous birth and he killed, so he is suffering from Leprosy in this birth. He asked him to take a dip in all sacred teertham, and the day he is relieved of his leprosy, Lord would give darshan to him. He asked him to take the help of Marga sagayeswarar.

    Piplar had dip in all teertham on his way and worshipped temples. He reached Moovaloore and he had a dip in the pushkarani and worshipped Lord Margasagayeswarar. Lord Siva was pleased with his worship and asked him to travel in north direction from there.

    Piplar proceed towards north direction, as he was asked by Lord Siva. When he had a dip in River cauvery, he was relieved of his Leprosy and he became healthy. He felt happy and he went towards an atthi maram which was nearby.

    There he saw Perumal in Viswaroopam, with Sanku, Chakkra, gadha and Abhaya hastham with Sree lakshmi residing to his chest.

    Other deity is Hanuman with his tail curled to head and a bell is hanging at the tip of the tail. They say we can hear different sounds from Hanuman sculpture when you knock him.

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