03 November 2009

Saptha Vidanga Sthalams / Temples - Thirukkuvalai [Thanjavur]

Thirukkuvalai or Thirukkolili, is 3 Km from Ettukudi and is about 5 Kms from Kachinam, on the road from Thiruvarur to Thiruthuraipoondi. This temple is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva.
The Lingam made of white sand, is said to have been installed by Brahma Himself. The main deity in this temple is Brahmapureeswarar, a small swayambhu lingam, kept covered with a kavacham. Abhishekam to the moolavar is performed only on every Amavasya (new moon days). Abhishekam is performed everyday at 9AM and 6 PM. His consort is Brihannayaki.
It is said that the Navagrahas worshipped Lord Shiva here, to absolve themselves of their sins.
The Processional Deity of Lord Thyagaraja is known as "Avani Vidangar" and His dance is "Bringa Natanam".

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