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.

Sri Gopala Krishna Perumal Temple,Thiru Kavalampaadi – Seergazhi

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About the Temple & Location:

This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu. It’s about 7 miles east from Seerkazhi and 5 miles away from the Vaihteeswaran Kovil railway station. Bus facilities are provided but staying facility are not provided.

Sthala Puranam:

Here Lord Gopala Krishnan give dharsan along with his wives Rukmani and Satyabhama.

Vishwaksenar the chief of the Nithyasuri’s was the son of Kundalai and Lord Varuna (Rain god). Kundalai was sent to disturb the penance of Saint Dhuruvasa by Lord Indra was gained his curse. So, she was born as a hunter’s daughter and married pathiran a hunter. One day Lord Varuna loved her and as a result she bore Vishwaksenar as her child.

Later by his hard penance he was made the chief of Nithyasuri’s the good spirit’s who live in Pramapatha and who are always near Lord Narayana.

He wished to have dharsan of Lord Narayana as Lord Krishna and fulfilled his wish here.

Rudran was caught by Brahma Hathi dhosam, an evil spell as he killed Lord Brahma. To over come this he prayed the Lord at Kadamba kshetram, Kantiyur and here at this place got rid of his problem.

To gain the love of god, its enough if we do our duties correctly. Vishwaksenar and Rudran both were fully satisfied before having dharsan of this Lord and did not requested him anything. So Lord gave his blessing happily as he had said in Bhagavat git that if you do your duties without expecting anything from me, I would give all the necessary for you without your request.

Reason behind the name:
Kavalam means a small quantity of food. The Lord of this place gave his blessings to Senai Thalaivar and Rudran after he got rid of his Sabham. Here the Lord accepts the pure state of his devotees as food and so this place is called Kavalampadi.

So there is no Madapalli (place to cook food for the lord hre at this temple).

Specials:

1. On every day next ot Thai Amavasai (New moon day in the Tamil Month Thai), the perumal of this temple is taken in the Garuda Vahanam to join the Thirunaangur Garuda sevai.

2. It is First and one among the Thirunaangur Thirupathi’s.

Moolavar:

The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Gopala Krishnan. Also known as Rajagopalan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Vishwaksenar (Senai Thalaivar) and Rudran.

Thayaar:

The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Madavaral Mangai. She is also called with the name Sengamala Naachiyaar.

Mangalasasanam:

Thirumangaialwar – 10 Paasurams.
Total – 10 Paasurams.

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