Tuesday 16 May 2023

AN ANCIENT TEMPLE RENOVETED BY RANI MANGAMMAL

 




The Divya Kshetram   TIRUKKOODALOOR (Aaduthuraipperumaal koil) is located at a distance of 12kms from Tiruvaiyaru enroute to Kumbakonam, from Tanjavur by road.

The presiding deity is called Vaiyamkaatha Perumal or Jagatrakshakan in a standing posture. The Goddess is Padmasani also called Pushpavalli. The sacred water is Chakra theertham and the sanctum sanctorum is Sutha Satva Vimanam.

Legend goes that the  Devas together with Nandaka Muni gathered at this kshetram to worship Lord Vishnu and hence gained the name Koodaloor - meaning meeting place.

The original vigrahams ((idols) in the temple were said to have been washed away in the floods of Kollidam river. Rani Mangammal recovered the idols, installed and renovated the temple

Images of Rani Mangammal and her ministers are found carved on the pillars of the mandapam in the temple. The annual brahmotsavam is during the Tamil month of vaikasi.

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