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VARAHAVATARA KSHETRAS IN TAMIL NADU

Srimushnam -- Sri Bhuvaraha Swamy Temple

Highly renowned as one of the eight self-manifested Swayamvyakta Vaishnava kshetras, this temple established for itself a meritorious place on account of excellent additions made by Nayak kings in the seventeenth century. The Purusha Sukta mandapam adorning the fore exhibits superb artistry of the sculptors and the patrons refined taste. It is a gem of architecture winning encomiums both by art critics and lay men. It is shaped as temple car-Ratham and is richly adorned with carved figures of warriors and elephant. Beautiful the size portraits of Nayak kings and their family members are its plus points, attracting one and all. The image of the archamurti is an excellent specimen of commendable craftsmanship and wrings veneration at first sight itself. The niches and mini-mandaps are enshrining parivaradevathas of all denominations. The essential parts with their vastness and imposing stature are heightening the glory of this kshetra. The benign nature of the moolavar manifested in raining boons on the adorers has acquired such reputation that it spread to that extent of converting many non-Hindus into Vaishnavas who not only realised the efficacy of prayers. but are preferring to naming their children after the presiding deity. It is observed that many Muslims who had crossed the hurdles on ardent payers are naming their progeny after the deity. So we can come across Varaha Saheb. in this region. Obeisance to the Lord for converting alien faith into indigenous religion by boundless compassion on the saranagathas, regardless of castes, creeds, cults, and customs. During the month of Masi, the Utsavar with the special name of Yagnavarahapperumal goes in procession to Killaiambal6 village lying on the sea shore for sea bath. It is a grand event and an important annual occurrence on the temple calender much awaited by the devout Bhaktas. Its uniqueness lies in the fact of Muslims participating in a lusty manner reflecting their deep faith in the Lord. More than Hindus, Muslims join the processionists and make it colourful event with many devotional prayer services calling forth piety and soulful commitment. As temples for Varahavatar are very few in number, regular streams of devotees fail not visit it sooner than mentioning of its name.

It is located in Srimushnam, accessible by buses from Chidambaram, one of the premier temple towns of Tamil Nadu.

 

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