Thursday, December 29, 2016

Parasurameswarar Temple, Tirumalpur, Kanchipuram

Parasurameswarar Temple, Tirumalpur, Kanchipuram
Parasurameswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Tirumalpur Village in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. It is located at about 20 to 25 kilometers from Kancheepuram. It was here the saint “Ramar” prayed to lord Shiva and got his Axe (Parasu) as a weapon and become Parasuramar, the 6th incarnation of Vishnu. Hence the lord is also called as "Parasurameswarar".

According to recorded history the temple is at least 1500 years old, but the priest claims that there are some mentions in “Kanchi Puranam”, which was recovered from the erstwhile Nalanda University that the temple may have been present even about 3000 years back. The beautiful temple is surrounded on all sides by paddy fields and coconut trees. It is west facing, contrary to the common practice of being east facing.

It is believed that worshipping in a temple with such a formation will get rid of any Vastu related problems one may have. Also to be noted is the fact that the Ambal is facing the Lord and on the right side of the Lord. Such a presence symbolizes any problems in marriage or delays in marriage will be rectified by praying to the Lord and Ambal. If you want to visit the temple, take the road that connects Kancheepuram to Tiruthani. Just beyond the Tirumalpur railway station take a left turn, which will take you into the beautiful small town of Tirumalpur, where you can find this temple.

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