Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Azhagiya Singa Perumal Temple (Tiruvelukkai), Kanchipuram – Literary Mention

Azhagiya Singa Perumal Temple (Tiruvelukkai), Kanchipuram – Literary Mention
The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by PeyalvarBhoothathazhwarThirumazhisai Aazhwar and Thirumangai Alvar. The Azhwars have sung praise on the different forms of Pandava Thoothar. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book. Many Acharyas have also written songs on the various forms of God in this Temple.
Saint Peyazhwar in his hymns praises this shrine equal to that of Lord Uppiliappan and temples of Kumbakonam and Tirupathi. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Mahadesikan had praised Perumal in his celebrated Kamasikashtakam (Kamaasi – Kama + Aasika – standing on his own wish). It is believed that chanting this Sloka daily will bring in tallest benefits of the blessings of Lord Narasimha. The shrine is also known as Kamashika Narasimha Sannadhi.
Mangalasasanam:
·        Pey Azhvaar – Munram Tiruvandadi (2307, 2315, 2343)
·        Thirumangai Azhvaar – Periya Thirumadal (2674)
·        Total: 4 Pasurams

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