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Parimala Ranganatha Perumal Temple

Parmila Rangan Perumal Temple is a Pancha Ranga Kshetram. With Adhiseshan on top, Lord Parimala Rangan can be seen in a grand sleeping posture with 4 hands, Goddess Cauvery by the side of his head, to his right and Goddess Ganga by the side of his leg. The story goes that Lord Parimala Rangan shut the door on ThiruMangai Azhvaar, who had come for his darshan, reasoning that he was late. Upset at this, ThiruMangai Azhvaar gets into an argument with Lord Parimala Ranganathar. When a friend keeps a thing that we want and does not want to share with us, we typically say keep it to yourself in jest. Similarly, here, with the Lord not allowing Thirumangai Azhvaar an entry into the temple, the Azhvaar asked Parimala Rangan to keep all his beauty to himself and to enjoy it on his own. ThiruMangai Azhvaar goes on to argue that the world will talk about the Lord in bad light as he shut the door on the Azhvaar. The Lord ignores this comment of the Azhvaar saying that he need not worry about it and that he will take care of any ill feelings.      Book Now



Mayuranathaswamy Temple

The six Shiva temples in the bed of Cauvery are considered to be equal to Kasi. They are Thirumayiladuthurai, Thiruvaiyaru, Thiruvengadu, Thiruvidaimarudur, Thiruvangiyam and Thirusaikkadu. This place Mayiladuthurai also called as Mayavaram, Mayuram is very archaic. This temple has walls in all four sides, and main tower is located in the east direction. The main tower has 9 stages and the inner tower has 3 stages. If we enter through the main tower, on the left side is the pond and on the right side is the temple management office. Juradeva is by the side of the feet of Lord Nataraja. Mother Durga graces with demon Mahisha at her feet and also with two demons on both sides. This is also said to be a rare form of Durga. Chandikeswara and Tejas Chandikeswara are in the same shrine. Lord Mahavishnu worshipping Lord Shiva is in a separate shrine. Mothers Ashta Lakshmis and Sattainahar are in the prakara. Maha Vishnu who worships Shiva Linga is also present here. Nadha Sharma and his wife Anavidyambikai were beatified by the Lord, so they have a separate shrine in the south of Ambal shrine. The Lord merged the couple in the Linga and gave a boon that, People who worship all the Gods should also worship them to attain the full benefit of worshipping him. This Linga is dressed with Red Sari only. It also indicates the oneness of male and female. In the north east corner of this temple, Arunachaleswarar is present. In the inner courtyard, Indra Lingam, Agni Lingam, Vayu Lingam, Yama Lingam, Varuna Lingam, Sagasara Lingam, Brahma Lingam, Agasalingam and the Lingas which were worshipped by Moon, Indra, Sun, Vishnu and Nadhsarma, Shri Anavidhyambigai surround Shri Mayuranathar. Ambal has separate shrine.      Book Now


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