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.

Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple – Panruti

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Name :Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple

Date built :construction around 15th century AD
Primary deity :Athigai Veeratteswarar (Shiva) and Thiripura Sundari
Architecture :South Indian Architecture

Legend

According to the legend Thirugnana Sambanthar was glorified by the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva at this holy place. Appar’s sister Thilakavathiyar settled here during her later years and devoted her lifetime service to the Lord Siva. Also notable saints Thirunavukkarasar, and Arunagirinathar visited and wrote many hymns on the Lord.

Location

This ancient Siva temple is located at South Arcot district 2 km from Panruti. There is a good bus network between Chennai, Cuddalore, Virudhachalam, Villupuram, Chidambaram and Thiruvathigai. One can reach the temple from Panruti bus stand towards Cuddalore road to reach Thiruvathigai. Buses will reach up to the temple location. There is also Train access to Panruti from Chennai. This temple is one among the 8 veera Siva temples in Tamilnadu.

 

 

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