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 pratyasham to the 4th Rudran.
Moolavar-SriSenganmal-Reclining posture-East facing Pallikonda Perumal
Bhumi Piratti was hidden by Hiranyakshan in Kalakeyuram and Perumal took avatharam as Varaha (Boar) and brought Her up on His tusk. So huge was His Form that MountMeru got stuck in VarahaPerumal’s nupuram(anklet) and made a clanging sound. MountMeru was used to churn the ocean of milk, we can then imagine how huge Sri Varahamurthi would have been. In this divyadesam Lakshmi is near Perumal’s Head and Bhumadevi is at His Feet.Purattasi Utthirattadhi is His tirunakshatram.
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