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Temples Pancha Krosha Sthalam Thiruvidaimaruthur History
 
History of Mahalinga swamy Temple
 

It is one of the Panchakrosha Sthalas .It is also a Pancha Linga Sthala (as there are five Lingas in the vicinity of the temple - VishvanathaShrine - East street; Rishibhureeswara Shrine-West street; Athmanatha Shrine- South street; Chokkanatha Shrine –North Street; Mahalingaeeswara Main Shrine - in the centre). Saint Sambandar, Appar, Sundarar and Manikkavasakar have visited and praised the Lord. Pattinathar and Karuvoor Thevar Sung Psalms about the Deity. The Ammbal Shrine is one of the Sakthi Bheetas. Chakkara Maha Meru is installed here). Uma, Vinayaka Muruga, Thirumal, Lakshimi, Saraswati, (Deities), Vashista, Agasthya, Pattinathar, Badragiriyar, Romarishi, Kapila, Markandiya rishi, (Saints).Sivavakiya (Siddhar) Varagunadeva, Sukeerthi, Veerasena, Chitrakeerthi, Uvanasuvan, Maandada, Vasuman., Anjatthuvasan (Kings), Nandagan (Brahmin), Vedas, Airawatha (Elephant vehicle of Indra) and others are bestowed with grace by the Lord.

 
Parivaara Devata's Shrines: (Shrines of the attendance)
 
Usually, a temple will have a Linga in the sanctum and Parivara Devatas in the temple around. It is a peculiar feature in this temple that the Parivara Devatas are at the following places.

Murti(Deity)

Place

VinayakaThiruvalanchuzhi
MurugaSwamimalai
Nataraja Chidambaram
Surya(Navagraha) Aduthurai
Dakshinamurti Alangudi

Bairavar

Sirkazhi

Nandi

Thiruvavaduthurai

Somaskantha

Thiruvarur

Chandeeswara

Thiruvoypadi


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