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.

Tiruvavaduturai Temple

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About Temple
Tiruvavaduturai Temple is located at Tiruvavaduturai near Mayiladuturai, Narasinganpettai. The annual festival here is of great significance and the dance of Tyagarajar- Sundaranatanam is enacted here. This festival coincides with the Gurupooja at the Adhinam. This temple is the 36th in the series of Tevara Stalams located south of the river Kaveri.

Legend: Parvati worshipped Shiva in the form of a cow. Shiva is said to have displayed this shrine as Tiruvarur, and himself as Tyagarajar to Muchukunda Chola. The stalavriksham Arasamaram represents the other gods. Yama also worshipped her

Architecture: This temple has three prakarams. It covers an area of 10 acres and its entrance has a huge Rajagopuram; a gigantic Nandi and separate temples for Ambal and Tirumular. There are no Nandis on the walls of the temple. Shiva revealed his Cosmic Dance under the Arasamaram, hence the name Bodhi Ambalam. Kochenkancholan is associated with this shrine.

Inscriptions from the period of Parantaka Chola I can be found. They mention the bronze images donated to the temple, these images cannot be found here. Katralippichchan built the temple in stone. Images of donors, are also are carved within the temple.

Festivals: The annual Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Thai (Capricorn), and Rathasaptami falls during this time is considered very significant. Arudra Darisanam, Aani Tirumanjanam, Skanda Sashti, Aadi pooram and the Saptami are celebrated in the month of Cancer.

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