Thiruthalyoor, Thirupalaivanam, and Thurayoor temples. Trichy.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Thiruthalayoor: Siva temple.

    The place is on Pulivalam main road.

    Main Deity is Saptha Reeshiswarar and his consort known as Kumkumavalli amman. Sthala Vruksham is Marudha maram.

    Importance: Ravana worshipped in this place. The sthala vruksham has seen some hundred years. Vishnu is seen in this place without sanku and chakkram.

    Purana says Ravana wanted to lift kailash, at that time Siva pressed his leg thumb finger, and Ravana was unable to lift. Looking at the trouble that Ravana was undergoing, he asked him to sing and worship Siva who likes music. So Ravana plucked his head and used it as pot for veena. His nervous as strings and started reciting Samaghanam and worshipped Siva. There is one more lingam which Ravana installed and worshipped here.

  2. Perumal malai:

    This is in Thurayoor. It is known as Then Tirupathi of Trichy.
    Main Deity: Kalyana Venkatesa perumal with Sridevi and Boodevi Thayar.

    It is called as Then Tirupathi due to the familiarities. This place also looks like seven hillocks from down. Thayar sannidhi representing Alumelumangai thayar, down hill Govindharaja perumal, in lying posture and we have a village 5 kms away known as Nagalapuram. The hill is 960’and 1500 steps to reach the top hill. There is a road which is about 5 kms till the top.

    The temple was constructedby grand son of Karikala chola. The king wanted to visit Tirupathi and meditate to attain moksha. When he was in the same thought one day he heard akashvani to construct a temple on the hill here known as Venuvanam. The king started meditating here and had darshan of god as Kalyana prasanna Venkatesar.

    Importance: we see beautiful sculptures on the pillars. There leg print of the God known as perumal padam which is closed by grill. The king is kshetra balan and they give Vibuthi as prasadam here which is rare thing

  3. Thirupalaithurai:

    This is one of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam. The place is about 12 kms from Trichy to N.E.

    Main Deity is known as Thiru Moolanadhar and Nithya kalyani ammai. Sthala vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is Kollidam.

    Importance: Nithya kalyani ammai, Markendeyar, and Surya worshipped Siva in this place.

    Purana says once Markendaya did not have milk to worship god and he was worried at that time Siva blessed him and milk started pouring. That is the reason for the name palaithurai.

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Sivaof this place.

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