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.

Vilvaaranyeswarar Temple, Tiruviyalur

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About Temple

Location of the temple :Tiruviyalur, near Kumbakonam
Lord Shiva known as :Vilvaaranyeswarar, Yoganandheeswarar
Female deity known as :Soundaranayagi, Santhanayagi

How to reach
Located on the Kumbakonam – Tiruvidaimarudur – Veppattur bus route and is about 8 Kms from Tiruvidaimarudur. Town bus facilities are available from Kumbakonam. In the vicinity is another Paadal Petra Sthalam Tirundudevankudi.
This is a temple with a 5 tier gopuram (Tower) and 2 prakarams. From the stone inscriptions found in this temple. it is known that this temple has received the patronage and endowments from the earlier Chola Kings Parakrama Chola, Rajaraja chola and Rajendra Chola. It is believed that Saint Agastiyar worships God Shiva here on every Shivaratri day.

 

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