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Siva Temples In Tamilnadu
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Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
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SIRKALI - BRAHMAPUREESWARAR TIRUKKOVIL

This ancient shrine is an integral part of the popular big Sivan Tirukkovil built to perpetuate great events, visualising the glory of Lord Siva.

Siva As A Hunter

According to tradition, Lord Maha Vishnu after sending Bali Chakravarti to the nether world grew a little bit arrogant and moved about with pride. Not commendable in a way ! Does this bring honour to Him ? No. It is unbecoming on the part of a person of His status and powers. Apprehending unpleasant consequences, Siva assumed the form of hunter and humbled the pride making Him His target. It worked. Later penitent Vishnu requested the Lord to settle down here and wear the dear skin as mantle and bone as mace in token of the episode occurred; for they symbolize egoism and maya, which were subdued by His arrow. He agreed. So Lord Siva is called Sattanathar - Lord of the skin coat. As this happened here, it was deemed holy, and so a temple was constructed. It is called Brahmapureeswarar Tirukkovil. By royal patronage, it grew up into a major shrine of great importance. The Chola emperor Vira Rajendra and Venkatadevaraya of Vijayanagara empire diverted huge sums from their treasures to glorify it. It contains in its compound besides this, the famous Tirugnanasambandar's shrine next to Mother Parvathi's shrine. There is one more shrine for Uma Maheswar shrine in the first floor. It too has a long legend.

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About Sirkali - Brahmapureeswarar Tirukkovil
You are Here! Siva As A Hunter
Uma Maheswar Shrine
The Main Tirukkovil
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