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KANCHEEPURAM

Sri Agastiswarar Temple and Sri Upanishad Brahmtendra Mut :

At the time of Parvati, Parinaya, Sri Agastya was directed by Lord Siva to proceed to the South but Agastya felt reluctant to be away from the Lord's presence. Lord Siva assured him that He would give darsan to Agastya in the South itself. Agastya, according to the Puranas, reached Kanchi and lived there in a secluded spot in the south of Sarva Teertham and the east of Sri Kailasanatha Temple. While there, Bhagavan Hayagriva initiated Agastya into Sri Vidya. The Sage then installed a Lingam there, built a small shrine around it and was living there. But a real Bhakta if he took a bath on Wednesday and worshipped Lord Satyavrateswarar was sure to attain Mukti. Accordingly, Indra came to Kanchi, bathed in that holy tank on a Wednesday and worshipped Lord Satyavrateswarar, who appeared before him and gave him, liberation. Buddha (Mercury) also got liberation here. 'There is a unique Dakshinamoorti idol in this temple. Here Lord Siva gives darsan on a peetha with his right leg on the body of Musalakan and with his left leg over his right leg. His right hand holds a Mudra and a Sarpa, and his left hag a Chuvadi and Agni. Above the Lord's head is Kala Alamaram (Banyan tree) and below the Lord's feet Sanakadi Saints and Nandi are sitting.

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