you ever of the highest divinity descending in doctor's robes
straight into war theatre, to hurrying hither and thither for
dressing the wounds of war victims, assisted by the celestial
nymphs, donned in the immaculate white gowns, making enquires with
soft words, while removing the spears and arrows lodged in their
bodies, debilitated by profuse bleeding, yet found smiling at the
fortune of being attended by the kindest among the Highest? Or seen
you ever the pleasantest sight of the divine Mother, the affection
incarnate handing over a cup of nectarine milk to a kid white the
parents bathing in the nearby tank, before entering the sanctum only
to rip open their hearts, torn to shreds by demoralizing poverty in
front of the benevolent deities for mercy?
not, sure a visit to Vaideeswaran Koil and Sirkali unties the knot
and makes you prostrate before those august deities unknown to
yourself, while tears streaming down your cheeks, indicate your
inexplicable joy emerging out of the overflowing heart. The
protagonists of these two awe-inspring episodes are none but Uma and
Maheswar, the Adidampatis, who but have one heart though possessing
two different and distinct bodies, perhaps to justify the name
Ardhanaris9var given, when two became one. These two reveal their
all-merciful attitude towards the grief-stricken, for which both of
them are the bywords for kindness. The sports played by them are
countless, and the devotees lifted by them too are numberless.
Amongst them, these two stand out as outstanding in publishing to
the worlds that their sole concern is nothing but making the
miserable less miserable
by their timely ministrations in every conceivable form. Always!
Now visit the Vaideeswaran Koil first, and know the sthalapuranam
before entering that holy temple.