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.

Thiru Devanaar Thogai – Sri Deiva Naayaga Perumal Temple, Seergazhi

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About the Temple & Location:

This place is near to Thiruvaali Kshetram of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It’s about 4 miles south east ot Seerkazhi Railway station. Can drop at Thiruvaali by bus of Thiruvennkadu route. There is no place for stay.

Sthala Puranam:

It’s been said that Lord Narayana married Godess Lakshmi devi who emerged out of the Thiruparkadal at this place. As the Deva’s (celestial persons) came in a group (Thogai in tamil) this place is called Thiru devanar Thogai.

It is situated on the South bank of river Manni. It is beleived that, after havind dharsan of this perumal, unmarried persons get married and childloss couples got the boon of child birth.

As this place was graced by the Celestical persons, the shadow of the Vimaanam falls within the range of the Vimaanam (temple tower) itself. The term Madhavan, Emperumaan are common for both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Henceforth to represent this unison, though the temple is a Vishnu temple, there is a burial ground the favourite place of Lord Shiva in the backyard of this temple.

The Vimaanam of this temple consists of two stories and is of a Magnificent structure.As the Lord is in the Marriage pose, the Vimaanam and Pushkarani are named Shobana Vimaanam and Shobana Pushkarani respectively. And in order of homage to the celestial persons, the pushkarani also named as Devashaba Pushkarani.

Among the Saptha rishis (7 great saints) Vashista is considered as the top most person. He is the son of Lord Bhrama (ie) he was born by the mental thought of Lord Brahma. The term Vashister means “Best Rishi among all others”.

So Lord Deiva Nayagan gave dharsan to this great Rishi as young married couple. The idols of Thaayar and perumal are of small size only.

Specials:

1. The temple gate faces west and the shadow of the Vimaanam falls within the Vimaanam itself.

Moolavar:

The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Deiva Naayagan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards west direction. Prathyaksham for Vashista Maharishi.

Thayaar:

The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Kadal Magal Naachiyar. She has a separate sannadhi. The Utsavar Thaayar is Madhava Nayaki.

Utsavar:

The Utsavar found in this sthalam is Madhava Perumal.

Mangalasasanam:

Thirumangaialwar – 10 Paasurams.
Total – 10 Paasurams.

Pushkarani:
Shobana Pushkarani.

Vimanam:
Shobana Vimaanam.

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