Thirukkaravasal temple, Thiruvarore.  

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  1. Thirukkaravasal :

    The place is about 14 kms from Thiruvarore to Thiruthurai poondi.

    This temple is One of 275 Siva Devara sthalam. The temple Raja gopuram is of three storeys. This place is One of seven places where we find Thyagesa Perumaan.

    As we enter inside we see Dwajasthambam in front with vinayakar.

    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Kannayeera Nadhar and his consort known as Kailasa Nayaki Amman in standing posture.

    Teertham of the temple is known as Sesha teertham (well) and Brahma teertham. Sthala Vruksham is Vilavam and Jack fruit tree. The vilavamaram has 5 leaves instead of three which is usual.

    Other deities seen in the temple prakaram are Pramodha Vinayakar, Murugan, Maha Vishnu, Agastheeswarar, Indrapureeswarar, Gowthama lingam, Natarajar, Thyagesayar, Viswanadhar and Kalyana sundarar. We find three Bairavar in this temple. Kala bairavar, Utchikala Bairavar, and Swarnakarshna Bairavar. We see Lakshmi Devi in front of these three Bairavars. Each Bairavar is important for, three different times of the day early morning, afternoon and night pooja.

    We see Vinayakar near the pushkarani known as Kadukkai vinayakar. Purana says once a merchant, who sells Jadhikai, stayed back in this place to spend the night. Small boy asked him what he was selling; he said it is nothing but Kadukkai. Next day morning the merchant was all his goods were kadukkai and he realized the small boy was Lord Ganesha himself. He worshiped Lord and was blessed by him and all his goods turned back into Jadhikai

    Lord Dakshina Moorthy here is known as Gyana Guru with Kundalini sakthi on his head which is a rare thing.

    The place is known as Adividangar sthalam. Sthala purana says one of the Siva lingam out of seven which was given to Chola King Musukundha Chakkravarthy, was installed here and worshiped by him. Thayagesa peruman is seen in a separate sanctum here. The dance performed here is known as Kukuda Natanam

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place and Navukkarasar has composed songs known as Thiru Thandaga padalgal. Any issues regarding eye sight get cured by worshipping lord Siva of this place.

    Stone inscriptions are seen in the temple.

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Very useful information for people looking for information regarding visiting certain temples.The pictures too are very good. It is an interesting story about Jadhikai and Kadukai, never heard it before.
Thanks for sharing.

April 23, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Just now heard on Zee Tamil that the
Sesha teertham (well) is well known for healing all diseases including eye sight problems. So remember to intake a spoonful of the theertham. Many come to this temple for this purpose.

September 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

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