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Sri Abhi Mukheswarar temple



Moolavar : Abhi Mukheswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli
Thala Virutcham : Gooseberry
Theertham : Maha Maga Kulam
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kumbakonam
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   A ten day festival is celebrated following Masi Magam. Lord and Mother come in procession these days.


Temple's Speciality:

   This is the only temple in Tamilnadu that has a tall Lord Bhairava idol. It is also noteworthy that Sani Bhagwan is taller than the other 8 planets in the Navagraga shrine.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Abhi Mukheswarar Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur district.


Phone:

   91 435-2420187


General Information:

   Gooseberry has high medicinal properties to cure diseases of any severe nature.? That is the sacred tree of this temple, hence praised as a place of solution to any disease.? People offer gooseberry to Lord for a healthy life.


Prayers:

   Those facing adverse aspects of Sani Bhagwan and other planets pray here.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees light ghee lamps in the shrine of Sani Bhagwan as a prayer commitment.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Of the 12 Gods present during the Mahaa Magam festival, Lord Abhi Mukheswarar is one.? He became a Linga from a coconut. The idol of Lord Bhairava has special importance in the temple.? He is taller than the Bhairavas in the 12 Maha Magam temples.? Lord Yoga Dakshinamurthi appears in a sitting posture with one leg kneeled down.? The faith is that adverse aspects of Planet Sani Bhagwan and that of other planets too would be neutralized if they pray here and light Dhil Oil lamps in the shrine on Saturdays.? Mother Amirthavall is all merciful granting boons to devotees.? It is noteworthy that the Dwara Palakas (security men) in Lord Abi Mukheswara shrine are in dancing posture as Lord Nataraja.?


Temple History:

   When the Pralaya floods destroyed the world, Lord Brhamma sat down in a state of desperation not knowing how and from where to re-start His creation job. He approached Lord Shiva for advice.?? Lord Shiva advised the Creator, saying ?go to as many holy places as you can, gather the sands of the places, mix nectar and make a magic pot.? Place the Srushti Beeja (seed of creation ) in the pot and a coconut on the top and dress it (alankara ? with mango leaves and cover with threads circled on the pot.? It should be placed then on a hanging cradle ? Uri in Tamil ? carefully so that it does not oscillate this or that way and fall down in the floods.? Then the pot should be worshipped with Vilwa leaves chanting Shiva mantras.? The pot would travel towards south..? Explaining thus what Brahmma should do, Lord Shiva assured him that He would present Himself at the place.? The Kumba was floating.? The coconut broke to pieces from which appeared Lord Shiva as Abhimukheswara.? Abhi Mukham means straight look.? The temple stands looking straight at the Maha Magam tank.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?This is the only temple where Lord Bhairava is taller than in other temples. Also, Sani Bhagwan in the Navagraha shrine is taller than other 8 planets.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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