Friday, 26 August 2022

A TEMPLE WHERE NANDI PERFORMED PENANCE

 





The Divya Kshetram TIRUNANDIPURA VINNAGARAM also called as Dakshina Jagannatham is located in Nandipura Vinnagaram, close to Korukkai near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

The presiding deity is Jagannathan or Vinnagaraperumal in  aseated posture , and the Goddess is Shenbagavalli. The sacred water is Nanditheertha pushkarini and the sanctum sanctorum is Mandaara Vimanam .

According to the sthala purana Nandi performed penance at this place to seek atonement for the fault of insulting the Dwarapalakas at Vaikuntam, and had the darshan of Lord Vishnu. Tirumangai Azhwar calls it as "Nandipanisaida naga". It is also believed that the presiding deity was originally facing east and turned to west to see sibi chakravarthi sacrificing his life to save the life of a pigeon .

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