Parimala Renganathar Temple,
Divya Desam is a beautiful temple at Indaloor a part of Mayiladuturai, known
for its famous
Shivastalam enshrining Mayuranathar. This is considered to be
one of the Pancharangams, the other four being Srirangapatnam (Karnataka),
Koyiladi (Anbil) and
Kumbhakonam (along the course of the river Kaveri).
Deities: The Moolavar here is Parimala Ranganathar also known as
Maruviniya Maindan - an imposing 12 feet long image made of green stone. ,
and Sugandhavana Nathan, in a reclining posture facing east. Taayaar here is
Parimala Ranganayaki or Chandrasaapa Vimochanavalli or Pudareekavalli.
Images of Kaveri and Ganga are seen seated in the sanctum, as is an image of
Santana Gopalakrishnan. Bhrama is seen depicted on the wall. There are slso
shrines to Yoga Narasimhar , Rama, Anjaneya, Suryan and Chandra.
This temple with tree prakarams has a 5 tiered rajagopuram and it faces
east. The Dwajastampa mandapam and the Garuda Mandapam have beautifully
sculptured pillars. The Garuda mandapam bears images of the 10 avatarams. It
is believed that the offering worship to Santana Gopalan in the sanctum,
would aid barren couples in begetting progeny.
Legends: Legend has it that the demons Madhu
and Kaitabha stole the Vedas, and disappeared into the sea; Vishnu came down
in the form of Matsya avataram and restored the vedas, and restored their
fragrance, hence the name Sugandharanyam, and Parimala Ranganathar and
Parimala Ranganayaki. Legend also
has it that Chandra (the moon) was cured of an affliction after bathing in
the Kaveri and offering worship here.
Festivals: Six worship services are offered
each day in the Pancharatra agama protocol. As with the
Mayiladuturai Shivastalam, the entire month of Libra is one of
festivites centered around the river Kaveri when festival image is taken
every day in procession to the river Kaveri.
Parasalur near Mayiladuturai, Semponaar Koyil
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Theertham: Homa Kundam
Patikam : Sambandar
This Shivastalam is one of the 8 Veerattastalams of Shiva, also known as
Dakshapuram located 8 km east of Mayiladuturai. The Yaga
Samhara moorthy image is a specimen of the craftmanship of the ancient
Legends: This temple is associated with the story of Dakshan's
yagnam, where Dakshan and his ego were vanquished. The temple tank is
believed to be the sacrificial altar of Daksha, and during times of
drought,the actual altar is said to become visible at the bottom. The Devas
are believed to have gotten rid of their fear caused by the demon Dharuka
The Temple: This is a small temple with a single prakaram.
Inscriptions from the priod of Jatavarman Sundara Pandya and Krishnadevaraya
are found here.
Other temples information will be added soon....
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