Thiruvaheendi puram, Arulmigu Devanatha Perumal Koil. Cuddlore.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

Thiruvaheendi puram: Arulmigu Devanatha Perumal Koil.   Cuddlore.

The place Thiruvheendara puram is about 3kms from Cuddlore towards Banrutti. It is about 25 Kms from Chidambaram.
This Temple in this place is one of 108 Divya Desam temples.

Dwajasthambam of the temple.

Main Deity:  Devanadha Perumaal in standing posture facing east. Markendeyar and Boodevi Thayar seen to either side of perumaal. Thayar here known as Sengamala Thayar.

Urchavar here known as Achudan

Teertham in this place is known as Garuda Teertham. This was brought by Garuda, hence the name. Due to the curse of a Rishi the water is red in colour during the Rainy Season

Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam.

As we go around the prakaram we see sanctums, of Vinayakar, Garudan, Ramar, Andal, Raja Gopalan, Azwar, and Desikar.

Steps leading uphill to Hayagreevar Temple.

Sthala Purana says When Lord Hanuman was carrying Sanjeeva Parvatham a piece fell here in this place. It has plants of herbal value and hence the part of Sanjeeva Parvatham is known as Oushada Malai.

Lord Brahma penance and worshiped Lord here hence the name Brahmachalam.

Temple corridor.

Lord Lakshmi Hayagreevar resides on this hill. Here we see Goddess Lakshmi seated on the right lap of Lord Hayagreevar which is unusual. There is a separate sanctum for Desikar.

Asura's fought with Deva's who sought the help of Lord Vishnu in this place which is known as Oushada Malai. Asuras worshiped Lord Brahma who asked them to seek the help of Lord Siva. When Deva's were defeated by Asuras, Lord Vishnu used Chakkaraudham against Asura’s. Asura’s were defeated by Lord Vishnu, who appeared before them as Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. Since Lord Vishnu acted as captain for Deva's hence, he is known as Devadhana Perumal. Lord Stayed back in this place known as Thiru Aheendra puram. The town was planned by Adiseshan hence the name Thiru Aheenrapuram.

Purana says perumal asked Garuda to fetch water for his thirst. Garuda was delayed and Adiseshan made a spring by hitting his tail on the ground and gave water to Perumaal and the spring is known as Sesha Teertham. Devotees worship the well by offering Jaggery, salt and pepper to get rid of their illness and suffering. This is a parihara sthalam for Ragu and Kethu.

Indra, Lord Brahma, Bhoomadevi, Markendeya, and Brugu Maharishi performed penance in this place. Acahrya Desikan resided her and wrote books. The house he resided here is known as Desikan Thiru maligai. There is an idol for Desikan in the temple.

Thirumangai Azwar and Acharya Desikan sung Hymns about the glory of Devanadha Perumaal 

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Tuesday, July 30, 2013 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .


Post a Comment

Post a Comment