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THIRUVEEZHIMIZHALAI SRI VEEZHINATHESWARAR TEMPLE

Sri Veezhinatheswarar Temple is 178th Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 61st Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.Moovar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Temple History - An Overview

Demon Chalandaran took of the disc of Vishnu. Lord Vishnu prayed Lord Shiva to get it back from him. Lord Shiva conveyed Lord Vishnu that he was among Veezhi plants in Earth and he had to worship him there to get back the disc. Based on suggestion Vishnu came to this place, created a pond, worshipped Shiva with theertham and lotus flowers. One day its was short by one against 1000 count, which Vishnu made up by taking off his own eye to worship Shiva. still we have a practice of offering eye symbols carved in silver, gold or copper came into being. Lord Shiva pleased with the puja of Vishnu gave him back His disc. The eye offered by Vishnu is still at the feet of Lord Shiva.


KATHYAYANI MARRIAGE:Pleased with the severe penance of Muni Kathyayana and his wife for a child, Mother Parvathi Herself was born to them.  When she grew into a marriageable age, the sage prayed to Shiva that He should marry her.  Responding to his prayer, Lord Shiva took the hands of Parvathi on the Magam Star day in the month of Chithirai (April-May).  The sage also requested the Lord to give darshan to all, all days in the same Wedding Form.  The Lord appears in the sanctum Sanctorum in the Wedding Form.

Rishi had a doubt whether it was lord . lord shiva knowing this appeared before the rishi with the eye of vishnu in one hand as a lotus flower, a vilampazham ( a local fruit that only grows in india and other tropical places ) in full bridegroom ( maappillai in tamir ) attire. this pose became known as the maappillai swami and is the primary urchavar in the temple.

Name Thiruveezhimizhalai: Once this place was dense with many trees, sandal, shenbagam, Jack and Vila all collectively called Veezhi.  A hunter named Mizhalai Kurumbar was a devotee of Lord Shiva and offered him the Vila fruit for nivedhana.  Pleased with his devotion, the Lord taught him the 8 great lessons called Ashtamasiddhi.  The Vizha fruit is still found at the feet of the Lord in the temple.  Hence, the place came to be known as Thiru+Veezhi+Mizhalai. A combination of the names of the fruit and the devotee hunter.

Padikasu: Thiruveezhimizhalai once passed through a dry period with severe famine.  Gnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar prayed to the Lord with their hymns to tide over the famine condition and restore fertility in the land.  The Lord gave each a gold coin each day as promised by Him in their dreams to buy food and feed the suffering people. He gave the coin to Gnanasambandar on the eastern side and the other at the western side to Tirunavukkarasar.  This is called Padikkasu (allowance money as we call it now) and this peetam also is still in the temple.

Temple Name SRI VEEZHINATHESWARAR TEMPLE
Opening Time  6.00  to 12.00 a.m.  I  4.00  to 8.30 p.m
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA

STHALA DETAILS

Praised By   THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Sthala Virutcham   VEEZHI
Sthala Theertham  VISHNU AND DAMODARA
Fall of sunrise on LORD  NO
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVA AGAMA WITH SIX TIME POOJA 

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1000~  1100 
Architecture Type  MADA KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  ONE WITH 7 Tiers
PRAGHAM  3

DIRECTION

GOD  EAST
GODDESS  EAST

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (GOD) VEEZHINATHAR ,
VEEZHIAAZHAGEESWARAR ,
NETRAPANESWARAR ,
MAPPILLAISWAMI
TYPE and FORM SWAYAMBHU
GODDESS BRIHADSUNDARAKUCHAMBIKA ,
AZHAGIYAVAMULAIAMMAI ,
KATHYAYANI
GODDESS Position to GOD    WEDDING & MARRIED POSTURE

GOSTHAM DEITIES

RIGHT  NILL
BACK  Tiny hole aval for Parrot,enter thru to worship lord
LEFT  Nill

ALL PRAKARAM DEITIES

ENTRANCE THIRUMOOLANATHAR
SPECIAL PADIKKASU VINAYAGAR
GENERAL LORD VISHNU
LORD IRADAI VINAYAGAR
LORD SATTAINATHAR
LORD SOMASKANDAR
LORD MURUGAN
GODDESS  MAHALAKSHMI
LORD CHANDIKESWARAR
LORD BHAIRAVAR
LORD KALABHAIRAVAR
LORD VAITHESWARAR
LORD SURYA
LORD ARUNACHALESWARAR
LORD SANISWARAR
SAINT SAMBANDAR
SAINT SUNDARAR
LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  NO
PRADISHTA -
CONTROL by -

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC HEALING

REMEDIES / NIVARDHI
CURE / RELIEF
MARRIAGE -DISPUTE
MARRIAGE -DELAY
MARRIAGE -INITIATION
BIRTH - CHILD BOON

FESTIVALS

BRAHMMOTSAVAM

THIRUKARTHIKAI , SKANDA SHASTI

MAHA SIVA RATHIRI

AADIPOORAM , AVANI MOOLAM

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Vowalottimandapam (100 pillared hall) has beautiful pillars and images.

2) Dwajasthambam is also a Shiva Linga near the flag post.(2nd linga) 

3) Nandi play a vital role in Marriage between Lord and Mother. Pantha kal and Indra Arakal are aval in this temple. It assure as marriage confirmation bt god.

WORKSHIPPED by

LORD VISHNU, LORD BRAHMMA

PRAISED by

SAINT THIRUNAVUKARASAR,SAINT THIRUGANASAMBANDAR,SAINT SUNDARAR

HOW TO REACH?

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name   THIRUVEEZHIMIZHALAI
Present Name   THIRUVEEZHIMIZHALAI
Bus Route from kuttalam Stop : ARASALARU River , I km Walk
Contact Person / Number www.tirikala.com

 

Team  -Tirikala

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