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Sri Manikandeeswarar temple



Moolavar : Manikandeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Anjanakshi
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Chakkara Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Harichakkarapuram, Tirumalperu
City : Tirumarperu
District : Vellore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   In his Thevaram hymn, Saint Tirunavukkarasar questions the wisdom of those speaking loudly vain philosophy and dynasty pride without knowing that Lord Shiva in Tirumalpur holds the bowl of inexhaustible blessings which would pour on them within seconds of prayers. ? This is the 11th Shiva temple in Thondaimandalam region praised in the hymns of Gnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar.


Festival:

   Theerthavari is important on the Maga star day during the 10 day Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March when Garuda Seva dedicated to Lord Vishnu also takes place. Aadi Fridays and Pooram in July-August, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Tirukarthikai in November-December and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the other festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The presiding deity-Moola Linga is made of sand by Mother Parvathi on the banks of Virudaseera River. To avoid dissolution of the sand Linga during abishek, it is covered by a copper pot. Lord Vishnu as Senthamarai Kanna Perumal is near Lord Shiva in a worshipping form. Adhikara Nandhi is in standing form before Lord. Though a Shiva temple, as Lord Vishnu worshipped here, Garuda Seva is celebrated during the Brahmmotsavam festival.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Manikandeeswarar Temple, Tirumalpur ? 631 053, Tirumarperu, Vellore district.


Phone:

   91 4177 248 220, 93454 49339


General Information:

   The temple covers an area of 1.20 acre with compound walls, two prakaras-corridors and a Rajagopuram facing east.??Chakkara Theertham is before the temple.??Lord?s shrine is facing east and that of Mother the south.??There are shrines of Lords Vinayaka, Chidambareswarar, Somaskandar, Muruga, Chandikeswara, Nataraja and Mother Gajalakshmi in the prakara.


Prayers:

   As Lord Vishnu got back His discuss in this temple, it is believed that devotees would have no threats from enemies.??Also they succeed in litigation cases.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer Vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Choleeswarar installed in the temple in memory of Paranthaka Chola is facing west.??Mother Durga appears with Her eight hands with a merciful look.??Garuda Seva in favour of Lord Vishnu is part of the Brahmmotsavam as He prayed Lord Shiva in this temple.


Temple History:

   Lord Vishnu applied His discuss on Sage Thatheesi for a king named Kuban. When the discus touched the divine body of the sage, it lost is sharpness. Worried Lord Vishnu consulted with Devas and came to know that Lord Shiva has the Sudharsana discus which he created to destroy demon Chalandarasura. Lord Vishnu came to this place and worshipped Lord Shiva with thousand flowers a day. To test the determination of Vishnu, Lord Shiva caused shortage of one flower. To make up the shortage, Lord Vishnu immediately plucked his eye and offered it in the puja. Pleased with his determination, Lord Shiva restored His eye saying that ?as you offered your eye for a lotus flower, you will have the eye with lotus beauty and you will be known as Padmashan. Lord Shiva also gave His discus to Vishnu. Lord Shiva further added that those who chanted his 1000 names or a few of them chanted by Lord Vishnu would be blessed with salvation. Lord Vishnu prayed to Lord Shiva that the benefit of praying in many temples should be granted to the devotees who pray here. Lord Shiva assured the boon to Lord Vishnu


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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