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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thirupunavayil / Tirupunavasal Shiva Temple

Sri Vruddhapureeswarar (Pazhampathinathar) Temple, Tirupunavasal, Pudukottai is closely associated with Ramayana.

Sage Agasthiar was performing Pooja here when Lord Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita in TheerthaTandavam. Agasthya rushed to Lord Ram and asked to perform Pooja to defeat Ravana

This Temple is unique for its Shiva Linga. The Linga is 9 feet tall and its Avudayar circumference is 82.5 feet

The Lord was named Vruddhapureeswarar indicating the age. Vruddha means old. In Tamil, He is called Pazhampathinathar. The Lord Shiva is worshipped by Lord Brahmma on the advise of Goddess Parvathi

Mars (Chevvai) also worshipped and got rid of his sins. This place removes Chevvai Dosham

Those celebrating the Valaikappu-Seemantham for the pregnant women, offer the first bangle to the Goddess. It is noteworthy, till today there is not a single maternity hospital in places around the temple. Their faith is so deep that by the grace of Kali, the delivery would safely occur in their respective house itself.

The place is near to Trichy, Rameswaram

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