Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sri Rangam and Thiru Anbil temple, Trichy.

  1. Sri Rangam:

    This is one of 108 Divya Desam. the place is about 5 kms from Trichy.

    Main Deity is Ranganadha perumal in lying posture, and Thayar Sri Ranga Nachiar. Utsavar here is known as Nam perumal. Teertham is Chandra pushkarani, cauvery, and Kollidam. Vruksham is Punnai.

    Importance: This is 1st Divya Desam. The place is considered as Boolokha kailasam. The kshetram is known as Swayam vyaktha kshetram. 14 Azwar and Andal nachiar have sung About Ranganadhar of this place. The temple dates back to 10th century.

    The temple has 21 gopurams and 48 sanctums. Purana says Brahma gave a Rangandhar idol to Veebishana which he was taking to Srilanka along with him. The condition was that he should not keep it down. In case,it was not observed he will not be able to take it.

    Veebishana gave the idol in the hands of small boy Ganesha, and asked him to hold it till he is back. Ganesha kept the idol down. When Veebishana came he saw the idol kept down and he tried to remove it but he could not do it.

  2. Thiru Anbil: Vishnu temple.

    The temple is one of 108 Divya Desam. The place is about 8 kms from Lalgudi.

    Main Deity is VadivazagiyaNambi in lying posture, and Thyar Azagiyavalli nachiar in different sanctum,Teertham is Mandooka pushkarani, and Kolliddam.

    Importance: Manduka muni who was meditating under the water, did not realise the presence of Durvasa muni, and he was cursed to become as mandooka. Muni realised his mistake and asked Durvasa for sapa vimochana. He was advised to come to this place and worship. The place is known after him. This is one of pancha Ranga Kshetram.

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