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TIRUVIJAYAMANGAI - SRI VIJAYA NATHESWARAR TEMPLE

Temple is 47th Shiva temple on bank of northern Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.

Temple History - An Overview

According to the Indian epic Mahabharata, Arjuna desired to get " Missile Pasupatha " to conquer the Kurukshetra war. Lord Krishna guided him that though he got many weapons with the blessings of his father Indira, for Pasupatha he had to appeal to Lord Shiva only. Arjuna came to this place and performed penance on Lord Shiva.  Dhuryodhana sent demon Mookasura to spoil the penance and kill Arjuna.

Lord Shiva appeared at the spot as a hunter with Mother Parvathi followed by four dogs representing the four Vedas. Lord shot an arrow on the Mookasura pig and killed it while simultaneously Arjuna too hit the pig with his arrow.

An argument arose between and Hunter Lord and Arjuna as to whose arrow hit the animal first.  War of words between the two ended in true fight.  Lord broke Arjuna’s arrow.  Exasperated Arjuna hit the Lord with the broken arrow and the impact of the blow was felt by all in the three worlds.  Lord appeared before him with Mother Parvathi in his true form and blessed him with the Pasupatha weapon.

The scar on the Linga is still visible on the Linga. As Arjuna-Vijaya performed penance here, the place was named Tiru Vijaya Mangai.  Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy.  The scar caused by Arjuna is still visible on the Shiva Linga.

Temple Name  SRI VIJAYA NATHESWARAR TEMPLE
Opening Time  8.00  to 12.00 AM (Generally @ 9 am)
 5.00  to 7.00 PM 
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   SAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVAM
Thala Theertham  ARJUNA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  NO
PRAGHAM  ONE
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVA AGAMA with 2 times Pooja 

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  VIJAYA NATHESWARAR
 VIJAYA NATHAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  SELF MAGNIFICATION with SCAR 
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
GODDESS  MANGALA NAYAKI,
 MANGAI NAYAKI,
 MANGALA AMBIKAI
GODDESS Position to GOD   LFFT SIDE
GODDESS Facing Towards  SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS DURGA
 LORD CHANDIKESWARAR

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  NARDHANA VINAYAKAR

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  GODDESS with four Hands
General DEITIES  LORD GANESHA
 LORD KALA BHAIRAVA
 LORD KASI VISALAKSHI
  LORD SUBRAMANIYAR
 NALVAR ( 4 SAINT)
 LORD SURYA 

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  YES
PRADISHTA  VATIGA(SURIYA & SANI FACE SAME DIRECTION)
CONTROL  MOOLAVAR /LORD SUBRAMANI

PRAYERS FOR KARMIC CLEARANCES

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  BUSINESS PROBLEM / IMPROVEMENT / SOULTION
 MARRIAGE -DELAY
 EDUCATION 
 

FESTIVALS

MAHA SHIVARATRI

PRADHOSAM

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1) Rajagopuram is smaller than the tower above the sanctum sanctum

2) Goddess graces devotees with Abhaya Mudra, Akshamala, Neelothpala and Flower in the fourth.

3) LORD SURIYA and LORD SANI both Facing same direction, which is more ritual factor for horoscope.

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

kING ARJUNA

SAINT PRAISED

SAINT ARUNAGIRI , SAINT  APPAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    
Devara Pathigam Name    TIRUVIJAYA MANGAI
Present Name    TIRU VIJAYAMANGAI
Routes  / 
Local BUS No
 A69 from Kumbakonam Local bus stand
 KUMBAKONAM TO THIRUVAIKAVOR

 

Team - Tirikala

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