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ALAGAPUTHUR SRI PADIKASU NATHAR TEMPLE

The Temple present masonry structure was built during the Chola dynasty in the 9th century, while later expansions are attributed to Thanjavur Nayaks during the 16th century.

Temple History - An Overview

Lord Muruga punishing Brahma: During lord BRAHMA visit to Mount Kailash bypassed Lord Muruga and proceeded towards.  Muruga intercepted him and asked who he was.  Brahma introduced himself to Muruga and said proudly that he was the creator of the world.  Muruga asked him under what Mantra power he was doing it, Brahmma replied OHM.  Lord Muruga demanded the meaning and explanation of the Mantra which Brahma could not.  Lord Muruga hit Brahma on the head and terminated his job.

After knowing the incident, Lord Shiva asked Muruga to return the job to Brahma which Muruga respectfully declined.  Lord Shiva demanded the meaning and explanation from Muruga which he offered perfectly. Then at the direction of Lord Shiva, Muruga returned Brahma his post.  Though he was right, Lord Muruga regretted that he punished an elder and to make amends, he performed penance in this place.  Lord Shiva appeared before Muruga and said that it was right to question anyone when he/she commits a mistake but wrong to punish them.

 

Origin of Padikasu Pooja:This is the birth place of Pugazh Thunai Nayanar, one among the celebrated 63 Nayanmars, he carries water for abhisheka to Lord Shiva, though very was poor, he was determined to continue his puja to Lord. The place came under drought and a severe famine gripped the place. 

Pugazh Thunai Nayanar was not disheartened and continued his service to Lord.  Due to starvation and age, he was too weak and tried to carry the Abhishek water and fell fainted on the Shivalinga with the abishekam water one day.  Lord appeared in his dream and asked what he wished.  Nayanar begged the Lord to help him continue his Shiva puja and protect the people from famine.

Lord promised to give him one coin every day to help the people and continue the puja. With the assistance of Lord, Pugazhthunai Nayanar continued his pujas.  After long years of services to Lord and the people, he attained salvation in this place.  Lord made him one among the celebrated Nayanars. The priest performed 'Padikasu pooja' here; devotees believe that performing this ritual will bring prosperity.

 

Lord Muruga with discus & conch: Lord Shiva planned to end the increasing atrocities of the demons, send Lord Muruga to destroy them.  When Muruga began the march, Lord Shiva and Devas offered many powerful weapons to him. Lord Vishnu gave his discus and conch. With all these weapons, Muruga destroyed the demons. So that Lord Muruga appears here with Discus and Conch.

In all his ten hands, He holds the respective Weapons and in the remaining two hands, he has Sudarshana Chakra and Sankham. This roopam of the Lord Subramanya is very rare indeed. The prayer offered to this Deity brings down any poison inflicted by the bites of any reptiles. Lord Muruga is sitting on the Indira Peacock with his consorts Valli and Deivanai; He is praised as Kalyana Sundara Shanmuga Nathar.  The Tiruvatchi – a metal frame made aesthetically around the deity – is of OHM letter shape.

NAVAGRAGHA as Vayu forms : As a rule, Sun and Moon in the Navagraha shrine are seen facing east.  In this temple, they are face to face.  There are nine small pits opposite the shrine.  It is believed that planets are in the form of Vayu in these pits.  Those unable or failing to do the rituals regularly to their ancestors, perform pujas to Sun and Moon in this Navagraha shrine and light lamps in the pits.

 

Temple Name SRI PADIKASU NATHAR TEMPLE 
SRI SWARNAPUREESWARAR TEMPLE
Opening Time 7.00  to 12.30 p.m. I 4.00  to 8.00 p.m
Sthala PAADAL PETRA

STHALA DETAILS

Praised By  SAINT THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Thala Virutcham  VILWA
Thala Theertham AMIRTHA PUSHKARINI
Fall of sunrise on LORD NO
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI SHIVAAGAMA With 4 TIME POOJA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD) 900-1100
Architecture Type THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM ONE with 3 tiers
PRAGHAM 2

DIRECTION

GOD WEST
GODDESS NORTH

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (GOD) SWARNAPUREESWARAR
PADIKASU ALITHA NATHAR
TYPE and FORM SWAYAMBHU With SELF MAGNIFICATION(Square)
GODDESS ALAGAMMAI
GODDESS Position to GOD   MARRIED POSITION

GOSTHAM DEITIES

RIGHT LORD MURUGAN
LORD BRAHMA
LORD CHANDIKESWARAR
BACK  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
LORD VISHNU
SWARNA VINAYAKAR(SEPARATE SHRINE)

ALL PRAKARAM DEITIES

ENTRANCE PUGAZH THUNAI NAYANAT  AND WIFE LAKSHMI
SUNDARAR WITH WIFE PARAVAI NACHIAR
SPECIAL LORD MURUGAN -10 HAND /INDRA  PEACOCK 
GENERAL LORD SORNA BHAIRAVAR
LORD KALABHAIRAVAR
LORD SURYA
LORD CHANDRA
LORD KALA BHAIRAVAR
LORD GANAPATHY

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE YES
PRADISHTA AGAMA
CONTROL by MOOLAVAR

KARMA CLEARANCE PRAYER for

REMEDIES / NIVARDHI
CURE / RELIEF
HEALTH REMEDIES-POSITION BITE-ANY REPTILE
JUSTICE-TRUTH,INTOLERANCE HARDSHIP,SAFETY
SELF DEVELOPMENT-FINANCE STABILITY 

FESTIVALS

MASI MAGAM

MAHA SIVA RATHIRI

THIRUKARTHIKAI

PRADHOSHAM

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Birthplace of Pugalthunai Nayanar, one of the 63Nayanmars

2)Lord Muruga with ten hand holds the respective Weapons discus, Chakra, Conch, Sudarshana Chakra and Sankham and shrine is highly revered, it is believed that worshippers are cured of poisonous inflicted by the bites of any reptiles. This roopam of the Lord Subramanya is very rare indeed. The prayer offered to this Deity brings down any poison.

3)Goddess Mother Lakshmi and Murugan are adjoined to each other, which is rare on shiva temple.

4)Devotee's Pray with two coins at feet of lord and take one with them.

WORKSHIPPED by

ANANDA MUNI.LORD SURYA, LORD CHANDRA,LORD SUBRAMANIYAM

PRAISED by

SUNDARAR, APPAR, SAMBANDAR, NAVUKARASAR

HOW TO REACH?

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name   Arisil Karai Puthur
Present Name   ALAGAPUTHUR 
Bus Route frm kumbakonam PANDANALLUR

 

Team -Tirikala

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