There are 11 Thirunangur divyadesams of which 7 sthalapuranams are narrated by Sri U.Ve. Vedarajan swami. .Angered at the insult meted to his wife Sati by her father Daksha ,Shiva performed Tandavam on the banks of ubhaya kaveri near Seerkazhi. So great was his fury that for every hair that fell a Rudran emerged. Scared the gods asked Perumal to save the situation. As soon as Shiva the foremost Vaishnava saw Perumal his anger abated . As requested by Shiva, Perumal took 11 forms which form the 11 Tirunangur divyadesams. Seven of them are under the custody of the trustees hailing from the illustrous Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Anna family. Ubha.Ve. Vedarajan swami has taken time off his busy schedule to tell us the sthala puranams of these seven nangur temples’
This Perumal was pratyaksham(manifest) to the 11th Rudran Kaalakantan.
Moolavar-Thevanayaka Perumal-standing posture-west facing
Vashista maharishi did tapas inorder to see’ Laksmi Kalyanam’ .He was asked to go to Palasavanam. Lakshmi-Narayana Kalyana tirukolam was seen by him. 33 crores of devathas(gods) were present so the place got the name Thevanarthogai . It is popularly known as Keezhasalai. Perumal’s Tirunakshatram is Chitrai Tiruvonam.
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