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.

Keevalur Temple

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Keevalur Temple is a maadakkaovil. It is the 84th in the series of Tevara Stalams located south of the river Kaveri.

The stalapuranam states that Subramanyar worshiped Shiva. It is believed the great deluge will not consume this shrine. Shiva danced here with his right foot raised for Agasthyar. Kuberan came here to help out a poor devotee. Subramanyar is said to have created this shrine with the help of Indra.

The temple has a grand rajagopuram with stucco figures. Majestic walls adorn the shrine. The Aniyottikkal mandapam, the mahamandapam have beautiful images of lions, and yalis. Inscriptions from the Chola period and the Maratha period are seen in this temple. There are shrines here for Subramanyar, Sundara Vinayakar, Anjuvattammai, Venkatachalapati, Agasthya lingam under the stala vruksham, Kuberan in the Amman shrine etc.

The Navagrahams are found here in a single file nearby. The image of Nataraja dates back to the 18th century.12th Century Chola inscriptions are seen in this temple and several literary works mention this shrine.

Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai, when the Rishabha vaahana utsavam and the Sapta Stana utsavam assume importance.


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