sacred shrine carved out a covetable niche in the temple that
Bharata Khand. Legends eulogize the glory of the presiding
deities extensively, men of divine powers and celebrated literary
luminaries like Vayilar Nayanmar and Valluvar were born here and
worshipped the Lord in an exemplary way. Among the unique features,
celebration of annual festival held in honour of the 63 illustrious
Nayanmars takes precedence over others and it falls in the month of
Pangunimasa. The inimitable poetess Avvayyar is depicted through
sculpture as lifted to heaven by Vinayaka in the form of elephant.
The image of the elephant with its uplifted trunk illustrates this
event and is honored by bowing at its mere sight. The Mother is
called Karpagavalli Tayar and according to local version Sri Rama
worshipped this archamurti.
all, Mother Parvathi assuming the form of peacock worshipped Siva
with exceptional fervor for deliverance. This is elaborately
portrayed through exquisite sculpture
in the northern prakara of this Tirukkovil. The twin temples
enshrining a big Sivalinga in the big shrine and a black granite
icon of Mother Parvathi in the other are lying side by side and they
are adorned with many sculptural adornments of high order. The icons
of Durga, Subrahmanya, Ganapathi, Navagrahas, Nayanamars and other
adorable deities are accommodated in and out of the main temples.
The court yards are vast, and the beautiful tall towers are
abundantly embellished with many puranic figures. The tank that lies
just opposite the eastern tower, called Kapali is fairly big, and
heightening the sanctity of the tirukkovil and the dignity of the
locality. The icons of Vinayaka, Saneswar Bhagawan and many adorable
lingas installed in individual minishrines are star attractions of
this holy shrine.
sacred shrine lies in Mylapore, one of the Principal parts of
Madras, the Cosmopolitan city of intercontinental reputation
commanding all transport facilities. Being the capital of Tamil Nadu
state all are found aplenty.