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 Thetri Aambalam – Sri Seganmaal Ranganatha Perumal Temple

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About the Temple & Location:

This temple lies in the Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu.

Sthala Puranam:

The Lord of this kshetram is known under the name “Palli Konda perumal”. He poses as Lord Ranganatha with four hands. In a way of explaining the Unison of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, Lord Vishnu has adopted many qualities of Lord Shiva such as dancing (Kuravai Koothu at Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram), Accepting Lord Chandra as a head ornament in Thirushankadu etc, he transforms this place as his stage for dancing as Lord Shiva took Chidambaram as his dance stage, and stys still as Ranganatha representing stableness Shivalogam.
When Lord Narayana took the Dasawatarams, the dance which was danced by the Lord after killing Hiranya as Narashima lots of kings as Lord Parasurama is called as “Shankara Thandavam”.Lord Krishna dance with the Rishi’s who were born as Gopikas in Gokulam is “Aanandha Thandavam” Lord’s special dance “Koda Koothu” in Thiru Arimeya vinnagram is a splendity. The actions of Lord Varadharaja, while testing the devotees and giving warmth to his devotees while giving boons and showing Vishnupadham using his hands are known as “Anavaradha thandavam” the dance of Lord Krishna on the top of the Banyan leaf as an infant kicking and curling, sucking his toes, in the period of Pralaya is known as “Pralaya Thandavam”.

As Lord Shiva showed his dances to Sivakami Parashakthi, viyakrapadhar, Padanjali, Paanini and Nandhi deva, Lord Vishnu too has showed glimpses of his dances to piratti Naachiyar (wife of Lord vishnu), Aadhi Shesha Anathalwan and the herds of cows too got dharsan of his Yoga naya dance while he was Lord Krishna at Gokulam.

Here the perumal is in sleeping posture. Here we may take that either he lying down before dancing or taking rest after dancing.

Though the Lord is in sleeping posture his eyes would be wide all the times. The perumal at this place is known as Shenkann Maal for he has reddish eyes. The eye’s would have become red after performing a very tough dance or would have become red as he never closes his eyes even while sleeping.

In order to inform people that the ideal person explained in the Vedas is none other than himself, the vimaanam is named as Vedha Vimaanam. Though the Lord is in sleeping posture, he is guarding his devotees using Yoga Maya and is seeing the happenings of the world through his sun like eyes. So the Pushkarani is named as Surya Pushkarani (Suryan means Sun).


The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Senganmaal Ranganathar. Also known as Lakshmi Rangar. He is giving his seva Kidantha (Sleeping) Thirukkolam in Bhujanga sayanam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. He is found with Four hands on the Aadhiseshan. Prathyaksham for Naachiyar and Aadhisheshan.


The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Sri Sengamala Valli Naachiyaar.


Thirumangaialwar – 10 Paasurams.
Total – 10 Paasurams.

Sooriya Pushkarani.

Veda Vimaanam.


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