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 TIRUVANGADU - AGHORA VEERABHADRASWAMY TIRUKKOVIL

This holy Saiva kshetra in addition to housing a highly renwoned Sivalinga is enshrining a ten-foot-high image of Aghoramurti, one of the Panchamurtis of Siva in a separate shrine. It is largely visited and passionately adored. It is a fine piece of sculpture displaying amazing features and dreadful gestures of Siva that strike terror into the minds of viewers. According to legend, it is this form of Siva called Aghora Virabhadrar that killed Viramarthandan, one of the terrible asuras born to Athithi, the wife of Kasyapa maharshi. According to legend, Devas born to another wife called Dithi were always scoring victory over the asuras, their step-brothers. On the advice of Sukracharya, Veera Marthandan, one among the demons did penance and got countless boons from Brahma. Soon he created hell in Bhuloka. The victims - suras and manavas prayed to Siva to put an end to the atrocities of demons. Siva in the aspect of Aghoramurti accomplished their request. It is believed that this event took place here. Hence a grand Tirukkovil.

This lies 3 km off Poompuhar, the erstwhile renowned harbour, where Kovalan and Kannaki lived and brought undying fame to Bharata Khand. It is accessible from Sirkah and Mayuvaram by four wheelers.

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