Sunday, July 3, 2016

Devapiran Temple, (Irattai Tirupati Temple), Tholavillimangalam, Thoothukudi – Legends

Devapiran Temple, (Irattai Tirupati Temple), Tholavillimangalam, Thoothukudi – Legends
Vishnu restoring Vedhas to Brahma from Somuka:
As per Hindu legend, Somuka, a demon, defeated Brahma, the Hindu god of creation and stole the four Vedas (sacred texts) from him. Brahma was helpless and he did severe penance in the banks of Thamiraparani River seeking favour from Vishnu in the form of Devapiran. Pleased by the penance, Vishnu appeared to Brahma and promised to retrieve the Vedas. He killed the demon Somuka and restored the Vedas to Brahma. He also wished to set his abode as Srivaikundam and resided there as Vaikuntanatha.
Story behind the name Tholavillimangalam:
When a Gandharva couple was cursed by Deva guru to become Tula (Measuring instrument) and Villu (bow), they were told they can be relieved only if they stay under the mud and do penance in Kethara Nilayam. When Suprabar muni cleaned the place to build a yaga Shala, he removed the Tula and Villu and they turned into a couple again. Since they got relieved from their curse at this place, it is called Tholavillimangalam.

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