Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Arubadam Padi (Sathya Vaakku Padi)

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Arubadam Padi (Sathya Vaakku Padi)
Beyond Nagar pallam after crossing some Mandapas, one has to cross special steps called Arubadam Padi (60 steps) or Sathya Vaakku Padi (steps of truth) by the saint Arunagiri Nadhar. And among the 1200 steps these 60 steps are considered to be the most important ones. The 60 steps of Sathya Padi is of same order and so there footsteps stands as a good example for the architectural excellence of Tamils.
In Olden days there 60 steps were used by the people to solve, unsolvable cases and to know the reality in cases relating credits and bargains. The respective men are told to promise their statements on the 60th step and it is believed that the people will only say the truth while standing on the 60th step. It is said that even the Supreme Court at Chennai has accepted the statements that were declared by the people, standing on the 60th step.

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