Valivalam temple, of Nagapattinam District  

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Valivalam temple, of Nagapattinam District :

This is one of 275 Siva Devra sthalam. The place vlivalam is about sixteen kms to South east of Thiruvarore.

The temple is a Madak koil built by Cochengat Cholan. In this temple Vinayakar is Valampuri Vinayakar.

Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Manathunai Nadhar / Edaya kamala Nadhar and his consort known as Madyaayadatshi / Maazhiyun Kanni Ammai.

Sthala vruksham is Punnai.

Teertham known as Chakkra Teertham and Karanar gangai in this temple.

Importance is Karikuruvi (black sparrow), Sooryan, and Karana muni worshiped Lord Siva here and were blessed by him.

Purana says due to karma done in his past life, a person took birth of Karikuruvi (black sparrow). Once it got hurt by a strong big bird chasing it. The sparrow took shelter on a tree where a sage was preaching, to his disciples about the place Madurai. He said Madurai city is best one, Potramari Pushkarani in Mdurai temple is good one and Main deity Chokka Nadhar of Temple is the best among all.

The sparrow was hearing to Siva yogi’s preaching to his disciples. He said Lord Somasundarar is generous in blessing the devotees who worship Him. Sparrow got wisdom hearing the words of saga and it came to know about the previous birth.

The sparrow flew to Madurai city and had a dip in the pushkarani and worshiped Lord Siva in the sanctum. This was going on for few days. Finally one day Lord Siva was pleased and preached Mruthunjaya Mantra to the sparrow. The sparrow was enlightened by the Upadesam. Sparrow requested Lord Siva to bless him with enough strength to withstand attack of other birds. Lord Siva blessed so and the sparrow was known as Valiaan. The Karikuruvi lineage was blessed with strength. One of the sparrow (Valian) belonging to the family worshiped Lord Siva of this temple and the place came to be known as “Valivalam”

Thiru Navukkarasar, Thiru Gyana Sambandhar and Sundarar sang Hymns on lord Siva of this temple. Arunagiri Nadhar sang thirupugazh on Lord Murugan here.Stone inscriptions of 2nd Kulothungan, 3rd Rajendran, and Sundra pandiyan period is seen in the temple.

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very interesting and devining .thanks.

September 19, 2012 at 6:27 AM

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