Lord Shiva

In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.

Lord Vishnu

He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.

Lord Brahma

In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.


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About the Temple
Azhagaputhur is a village 4 km from the town Kumbakonam. This is located on the way of going from Kumbakonam to Needamangalam and also previous stop of Natchiar kovil.

This is considered to be the 66th in the series of Thevara Sthalams in the Chola kingdom located South of the river Kaveri.It is also known as Arisir karai puthur.

Padikasunather Temple also has famous for Lord Murugan’s beautiful statue. The temple here is for Shiva – called the Padikkasunaadhar.

The residents of this village believed that if you place two identical coins or notes on the padi (Step) of the Garbhagriha & the priest returns you one to be kept in your Pooja at home.

The Murugan holds the Sangu & Chakram in two hands. Legend says that Perumal loaned them to Him for the Soorasamhaara. The peacock faces left in this temple.


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