Tuesday, 27 September 2022

A TEMPLE WHERE FIRE GOD WORSHIPPED LORD VISHNU

   




The divya kshetram TIRU AADANOOR is located about 3 Kms by road from Swami Malai near Kumbakonam.

This place is also called Bhargava Kshetram.

The presiding deity is Aandalakkumaiyan also called Aadanoorai Aandu Alakkum Aiyan in a reclining form.  The Lord is seen with a Marakkal (measuring jar) as a pillow.

On the left hand is an Olai (palm leaf) and Ezutthani (a writing implement). Figures of Tirumangai Azhwar and Kamadhenu are seen at the feet of the deity.

The Goddess is Ranganayaki. The sacred water is Surya theertham and the sanctum sanctorum is  pranava vimanam. The sthala Vriksham is patali tree. There is a separate sanctum for Goddess.

Legend has it that Kamadhenu as well Agni the fire God worshipped Lord Vishnu at this shrine. The Kshetram is referred to as Aadi Rangeswaram in the Brahmaanda Puraanam indicating that this shrine predates Srirangam Temple.

Vaikunta Ekadasi is the major festival celebrated in this temple.


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