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SRI SATHYAGIREESWAR TEMPLE - SENGANOOR

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar.

Temple History - An Overview

In contest between Adisesha and Vayu regarding their prowess, the former held the Meru Mount tightly. Vayu blew violently to break the mount and its breakdown to Seven Pieces. In which a small piece fell at this place.  Hence, the place was named Satyagiri.Hymns in praise of the deity have been sung by Arunagirinathar and Sekkizhar. The temple finds mention in Sekkizhar's Periapuranam
 
Temple Name  ARULMIGU SRI SATHYAGIREESWAR TEMPLE
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By  SAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham   AARTHI
Thala Theertham  MANNIARU, SATYA PUSHKARINI
ARCHITECTURE
Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100 by 
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  EAST  - 1
PRAGHAM  2 (Hill Type TOP & BOTTOM)
AGAMA PRACTICE  TWO TIME POOJA
GRABHAGRIHA
Moolavar (Main Detites )  SATHYAGIREESWARAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  SELF MAGNIFICATION
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
 
GODDESS  SAKI DEVI AMMAI
GODDESS Position to GOD    LEFT SIDE
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 
BACK DEITIES  LORD VISHNU
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  LORD BRAHMA
 GODDESS DURGA
ENTRANCE
DEITIES  LORD BALAMURUGAN (without Peacock)
ALL PRAKARAM 
Special DEITIES  LORD KARTHICKEYAN (without Vali)
General DEITIES   LORD GANESHA
 PANCHA LINGA
 GODDESS GAJALAKSHMI
 LORD KALABHAIRAVAR
 THIRU CHANDESANAYANAR
 LORD NATRAJA 
 GOSTAMURTHAM
NAVA GRAGHA
PRESENCE  NO
PRAYERS
Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  DOSHA - SHIVA
 RELIEF -HOSTILE / UNFAVORABLE  SITUATION
FESTIVALS
  MASI MAGAM ,AIPPASI ANNABHISHEKAM,AADIPOORAM
  PANGUNI UTHIRAM, THIRUKARTHIKAI
KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE
1) Lord Subramanya left Mount Kailash to vanquish demon Shoorapadhman,on his way to Veeramahendirapuram arrived on this sacred land and worshipped Lord Sakthigireeswarar and got the weapon of Rudra Pasupatha missile.Hence, this place has got its name Thirucheinnallur
2)Birth blace of Thiru Chandesanayanar,Acharya Priavachan Pillai  & Thiru Periyavacchanpillai 
3)Brahmma was punished by Lord Muruga for not knowing the meaning of Pranava Mantra.This led to a difference of opinion between Lord Shiva and Muruga.To meet the Father’s challenge about his proficiency in the Mantra, Muruga had to act as Guru and Shiva as a disciple. The incident caused dosha to Muruga.He came to this place, created a spring ,worshipped Shiva and got relieved of the dosha.
4)Lord Bhairava shrine in Maha Mandap ,produces a bronze metal sound if tapped on its wall.(Not sure)
WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE
Emperor Shibi, King Harichandra.
SAINT PRAISED
Saint Arunagiriar,Epic poet Sekkizhar
HOW TO REACH
Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name    Tirucheinallur
Present Name    Senganoor
Routes    3 km from Thirupananthal

Temple Greatness

CHANDIKESWARAR /VICHARA SARMAN
 
Visara Saruman is the son of a Brahmin Echa Thathan and Pavithra. His holy thread ritual-Upanayanam- took place when he was seven as per vedic order.  Visara Saruman spent his days in the devotion to Lord Shiva.He was the shepherd to the cows owned by the Brahmins of the place. 
 
He also made a Shiva Linga of the sand of Manniyaru River and used the milk of the cows for abishek.  Even after offering enough milk to Visara Saruman for his puja, the cows still gave full quantity of milk to their owners.Knowing this, the Brahmins complained that he was wasting the milk meant for Yajnas. 
 
 
His father too joined the opposition. While Visara Saruma was deeply engaged in his Shiva Puja, his father not only attacked the son but upset the milk pots.In his deep concentration on Shiva puja, not knowing that the assailant was his father, he returned the attack with a stick which turned into an axe and cut his legs.
 
Lord Shiva appeared before Visara Saruma with Mother Parvathi, honoured him with His Kondrai garland and said, “As you have now lost your father, I shall be your father henceforth” and offered the title Easwara – Chandikeswara.

LORD BRAHMA


It so happened that Brahmma was punished by Lord Muruga for not knowing the meaning of Pranava Mantra.  This led to a difference of opinion between Lord Shiva and Muruga.  To meet the Father’s challenge about his proficiency in the Mantra, Muruga had to act as Guru and Shiva as a disciple.  The incident caused dosha to Muruga.  He came to this place, created a spring and worshipped Shiva and got relieved of the dosha


LORD MURUGAN 


On His way to destroy demon Surapanma, Lord Muruga worshipped Lord Shiva here and got the weapon of Rudra Pasupatha missile.Divine sculptor Deva Thachan built a great city here for Kumara (Muruga) the place was named Kumarapuram then. As Child (Sei in Tamil) Muruga worshipped here, the place is also known as Sei Nal Oor-Seignalur.  There is big shrine for Muruga in the temple.

 

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