Shivan Temples

During the Maha Pralaya floods calamity destroying the world, Lord Shiva clothed with 64 arts, using a boat of Ohm Moola Mantra was travelling on the flood waters with Mother Uma. He saw this place-Sirkali unaffected by the floods and alive. He chose this place and stayed with the name Thoni Appar-God with the boat. Mother took the name Tiru Nilai Nayaki. Lord Brahmma worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of Linga-Brahmma Pureeswarar, as Sattinathar destroying pride and arrogance. Lord graces here in three forms as as Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva.

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Vishnu Temples

Lord Vishnu had to face adverse dosha for punishing emperor Mahabali. To prove that Shiva and Vishnu are not different but one, Shiva wore the skin of Vishnu as a shirt. Mother Mahalakshmi misunderstood this as Shiva had destroyed Vishnu and stopped wearing flowers in Her head. As a custom in the temple, women coming to this shrine avoid wearing flowers in their heads. Men should come to the shrine without shirts. As Lord Shiva is the supreme head of all Laws-Sattam in Tamil, He is praised as Satta Nathar. Hence, people involved in litigation seek His blessing to win their cases.

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Navagraha Temples

The Idol of Mother Muthu Vali Amman is an outstanding example of sculptural skill perfectly matching to religious rules, hence the beauty is unquestionable. Some even claim that no Goddess idol could be more beautiful that that of Mother Amman in this temple. Holding Neelotpala flower and an ornament known as Pariakam in hands, Katakas in the shoulders, ear rings, nose ring, rings in the fingers, Mother Muthuvali Amman is all beauty personified coupled with Her compassion flowing from eyes. The hair style is sculpted in a 9 tier model.She belongs to Tripurai aspect of Mother Parvathi.

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Amman Temples

Those aspiring excellence in music pray in the temple. It is noteworthy that Lord who gave the Thalam-plate to Ganasambandar and Mother who gave the sound, bless the devotees at the entrance of the temple. Indira and Sun had gained rich benefits from their prayers to Lord. Mother Mahalakshmi in the temple is a powerful and merciful Goddess pouring all boons to devotees. As the wedding of Mahalakshmi with Lord Vishnu took place here, the place is named Tirukolakka. Presently, the temple is known as Tiru Thalam Udayar Koil.Those unable to speak and facing stammering problems bathe in the Ananda Theertha and pray to Ambica to bless them with the sound as she introduced the sound to a metal plate. (Osai in Tamil means sound. Kodutha means given and Nayaki Mother Goddess.

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