Wednesday, 18 January 2017

THE SAPTHA STHANA STHALANGAL - 7 TEMPLES, 7 TALES – MYLAPORE FESTIVAL 2017.

08th January 2017
This 7 temples heritage walk was organised by the Sundaran Finance  Mylapore festival 2017 on 8th January 2017 and Curated by Ms Padmapriya Baskaran and assited by Parantharami Mani and Vaithiyanathan.  The 7 temples are saptha sthana  Shiva Sthalangal in and around Mylapore. All the temples are of more than 1000 years old, each one has rich heritage and history / tales. Even though there is no evidence to these tales, people believes the same.

TEMPLE -1, TALE -1.
SRI VELLEESWARAR TEMPLE  
The tale associated to the temples is.....
The Mahabali Chakravarthi, who was a mouse in his previous birth a mouse helped for continuous burning of nandha dheepam in a Shiva temple. When he is about to give 3 feet of land to Vishnu in Vamana Avathar, his Guru Sukrachariyar warns the foul play of Lord Vishnu. He ignored the warning and  was about to give, Sukrachariyar took the form of bee and blocked the eye of the kamandalam, through which water has to flow. Lord Vishnu used tharbai grass and clear the hole in the process Sukarachariyar’s eye sight was gone. Latter Sukrachariyar worshipped Lord Shiva of this temple got back his eye sight.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



TEMPLE -2, TALE – 2.
SRI KARANEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is..
This is one of the 7 shiva temples in and around Mylapore. A Brahmin used to perform regular poojas to Lord Shiva. Due to his devotion towards Lord Shiva, Lord showed him, that he is the cause for everything. Hence the Lord Shiva is called as Karaneeswarar. Also another saying that the temple was constructed as per Kaarana ahama one of the 28 ahamas.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-3, TALE-3.
SRI MALLEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to the temple is...
The Prarthan one of the Shiva devotee  from Ayodhya does a penance in this place with full of jasmine flower bushes.  Lord Shiva appeared and blessed him. Since Shiva was from the Jasmine flower bushes, called as Sri Malleeswarar. There is also another story that when Indra obstructs the homam sending absaras, Lord Shiva appeared and blessed  and grant child.
Somas kandar is in the form of Kalyana Sundarar in this temple.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-4, TALE -4.
SRI VIRUPAKSHEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to the temple is...
The Story related to Poombavai, who wants to marry a Shiva devotee. Her father Sivnesan Chettiyar constructed this temple exclusively for her to worship Lord Shiva and wished her daughter to marry Thiruganasambandar. When she died due to snake bite at the age of 12,  her father kept the ashes in a urn/pot and waited for Thiruganasambandar’s arrival. The rest of the story related to Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



TEMPLE-5, TALE -5.
SRI VAALEESWARAR
The tale associated to this temple is...
Gowarthana maharishi installed Lord Shiva of this temple. Vaali also worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple and was granted the boon  getting  50% of the enemy’s power,  whoever  going to fight against him  will be transferred to Vaali. So No one could defeat him.   This is the “sathru Samhara sthalam”.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE 



TEMPLE -6, TALE-6.
SRI THEERTHAPAALEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is ....
During the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvathy, Agasthiyar was asked to go to south to balance the earth. On the way he was felt uneasy and rested under a vanni tree at Mylapore. Lord Shiva advised him to create 64 theerthams and do abhishekam to Him after taking bath in the sea. He was relieved off from uneasiness.
LOCATION:CLICK HERE




TEMPLE-7, TALE-7.
SRI KAPALEESWARAR TEMPLE
The tale associated to this temple is...
The rest of the story associated with Virupaaksheeswarar temple is continued here. With ashes of Poompavai, Sivanesan Chettiyar waited for Thiruganasambandar’s arrival. When he heard that Thiruganasambandar had come to Thiruvotriyur and asked him to pay a visit to Mylapore. On arrival he was briefed about Poombavai’s unfortunate’s death. Thiruganasambandar asked Sivanesan Chettiyar to bring the urn and sung a hymns connecting Poompaavai. Poompaavai came alive  out of the pot. When Sivanesan Chettiyar requested him to marry his daughter for that Thiruganasambandar declined and said she becomes his daughter since she came alive because of him.
This is also a birth place of Vaayilar nayanar who had done service to Lord Shiva of this temple.     
LOCATION:CLICK HERE



  

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

2 comments:

  1. Dear Veludharan Sir,

    Thank you for sharing this informative post.

    Om Shivaya Namaha!

    Namaskarams,
    Mahesh

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