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SURUTUPALLI - PALLIKONDA SIVAPERUMAN AALAYAM

Rarity casts a spell and keeps the listeners and spectators spellbound. Be it in any field, it wins applause and. attracts one and all eternally. Even in the realm of religion, where miracles permeate, rarity and oddity enthrall the viewers by their uncommon and bizarre features. One such rarity is found in the holy temple at Surutupalli near Nagalapuram on the main road to Madras. This Siva shrine contains the most rarest unique icon of Lord Siva in reclining posture, like the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy image at Trivandram. Nowhere in the globe, can one come across such recumbent Siva in any temple built in ancient times, or modern days. It is a crest jewel to Saivism and even to architectural sculpture too. This black icon of Siva is very huge and exceedingly enticing by its exquisite craftsmanship and polish. The Sthalapurana narrates, that Siva after swallowing the halahalam that emerged from the churning of Ksheerasagaram experienced a sensation of reeling of head and preferred to lie down. Here Mother Parvathi sitting at His head is seen trying to hold the neck tight with her two hands, lest the conflagration - the aftermath of swallowing halahalam would burn the worlds inside; and if let out, the worlds outside be converted into ash dunes. The very concept and its masterly depiction by superb sculpture send thrills in the spines and unconsciously bend heads of the devotees in obeisance to that Lord of Lords. It surpasses the unsurpassable imaginative faculty and sculptural artistry. The garbha griha is housing nearly 18 other worshipful big size adorable deities. Lack of publicity and inadequate maintenance are crippling its growth and glory, else it should have exceeded the most venerated ancient shrines in luring devotees and filling the Aalaya hundis.

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