Wednesday, 1 June 2011

SALEM ARUL MIGU SWARNAMBIGAI SAMETHA SUGAVANESWARAR TEMPLE

01, June 2011 
This is one of the five  Shiva temples built along the river Manimuthar. These five temple's main shiva lingas are of  suyambu. There is a belief that worshiping  the 5 temples in a single day will remove all the sins. This temple was built by the Chola king Koprakesari, which is more than 1000 years old. But there is no sign of Cholas / Cheras period architecture. There are about 15 kalvettugal available in the temple. The sthala Puranam claims that temple is a padal petra sthalam by Sundara Nayanar, but that particular song is not known. 

The Sthala puranam was told by Nandhi devar to Sanatha munivar, which has 672 songs. Once, Brahma was sitting on the lotus among the Devars, Munis,  Asuras and 4 Vedas in the form of  pasus. Every body appreciated the unique creation power of Brahma. After hearing all these happenings the Muni SUGAR, ( The voice of the muni is similar to that of Parrot’s voice) who is a Lord Shiva devotee, went and told everything to Devi Saraswathi. This muni was born to Muni Vyasar and Thilothamai, who has a Parrot face. When Brahma known this he cursed the Muni Sugar to become a Parrot ( King of Parrot) and the curse will disappear at Salem after worshipping Lord Shiva.

While Muni Sugar worshipping Lord Shiva  in the form of parrot, a hunter Vachirakanthan  killed sugar along with other parrots, who tried to save Lord Shiva statue. The weapon also hits Shiva statue and blood was oozing from the lingam. On seeing this the hunter  also killed himself. Lord Shiva appeared and blessed the parrots and the hunter. Muni Sugar also got the original appearance.  To show this there is Urchavar and moolavar of Muni Sugar with Parrot face is installed in the temple. Some of the photographs taken through my X10 Mini mobile are uploaded below.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is heart of Salem City.
  2. Frequent buses are available from various parts of Tamil nadu 
  3. The temple is very near to old Town bus stand  
CONTACT DETAILS :
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLECLICK HERE
Pudai sirpangal in koshtam of  Subramaniyar Sannadhi
Pudai sirpangal in koshtam of  Subramaniyar Sannadhi
Entrance Rajagopuram on the east side 
Sudhai Rishabaroodar
Subramaniyar sannadhi
Temple complex view with Subramaniyar sannadhi
Suga munivar whose nose is like parrot nose 

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA :---

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