Thiru virkudi temple  

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  1. Thiru Virkudi:

    This temple is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam and One of Atta veeratta sthalam. The place is about 10 Kms SE of Nanilam on the banks of  RiverVettaru. The temple has Raja gopuram of five storeys and two prakaram.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arul migu Veerattaneswarar and his consort,known as Elavar Kuzhali ammai.

    There are two pushkarani known as Shanku teertham and Chakkra teertham. Tulasi plant is sthala vruksham, seen in front as we enter inside the temple.

    Importance: Jalanda Suran was killed by Lord Siva, in this place hence it is known as Veeratta sthalam. We see Samhara murthy in Maha mandapam, with chakkram as yantram in his hand.

    Purana: Brinda is wife of Jalandaran. After the death of Jalandasuran, Lord Vishnu went to his place like Jalandaran and stayed with Brinda, who was not aware of Jalandaran’s death. When she knew the truth she cursed Lord Vishnu. To get out of his curse, Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Siva, of this place and he was blessed. Brinda changed herself as Tulasi plant in this place.

    Sambandhar, Navukkarasar, and Sundarar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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