Thiru Parvatheeswarar Temple: Thiru Talichcheri / Koiyerpathu, Karikal  

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Thiru Parvatheeswarar Temple: Thiru Talichcheri / Koiyerpathu, Karikal.

The temple is about a kilometer from Karikal bus stand. This temple is One of 275Siva Devara Sthalam. Main Raja Gopuram of the temple is of five tiers and two Prakaram.

Main Deity is Arulmigu Parvtheeswarar and his consort known as Parvathy Ammai / Suyamvara Thapasvini. Lord Siva is facing west and Ambal is seen in separate sanctum facing south. Vinyakar in this temple is known as Sambandha Vinayakar.

Sthala vruksham is Vilvam and Vanni. Teertham here, known as Sakthi and Soorya teertham.

Other deities seen in the temple are Vinayakar, Valli Devanai samedha Subramanyar, Lingothbavar, Maha Lakshmi, Dakshina Moorthy, Natrajar, Durgai, Chandikeswarar, Bairavar, 63 Nayanmars,Sani Bagavan, Nalwar, Soorya and Chandra and Navagraham sanctums.

Importance:During the 3rd and 4th week sunrays falls on main deity when sun sets.

In Krutaha yugam the place was known as Brahma Vanam, in tretha Yugam it was known as Samee Vanam, Dwapara Yugam it was known as Ananda Vanam and in Kali Yugam the place is known as Mukthi Vanam.

Palgunan and Soorya worshiped Lord Siva, hence the “He” is known as Palgunan and “Bskara Lingam”. King Ambareesha was blessed with a child after his worship in this temple, hence Lord Siva is known as Raja Lingam.

Ambal worshiped Lord Siva as Kathyayani, daughter of Kathyayana muni. She was blessed and she married Siva and she is known as Suyamvara Thapasvini. Devotees worship for marriage and Ambal blesses them and fulfill their wishes.

Siva disguised like a hunter in this temple, known as kradha Moorthy and blesses devotees. Sambandhar had to argue about the Saiva religion with members of other religion, who were arguing Saivam as inferior. Sambandhar was able to prove the greatness of Saiva religion and changed them to this religion.

There was draught in Chola period once, king worshiped Lord Siva to help who are affected in his regime. Lord Siva was pleased with King’s worship. Lord Siva and Parvathy together Sow seeds in the field and helped them. They had bumper crop and were relieved of draught. Since Lord Siva himself sprayed seeds here the place came to be known as Thiru Telichery.

Thiru Gyana Sambandhar was passing through the village after his visit to Thiru Nallaru Temple. He did not notice the temple here. At this point Vinayakar of the temple called out to him to sing a song on Lord Siva. Sambandhar did not here Vinayakar’s voice, so Vinayakar shouted ten times by Sambandhar name to get his attention. Hence the place is known as Koirpatthu. (Patthu denotes ten in Tamil) Vinayakar of the temple is known as Koovi Azaitha Vinayakar. (Koovi denotes shout)

Thiru Gyana Sambandhar Sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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