Friday, January 13, 2017

Semponarkoil Swarnapureeswarar Temple – Literary Mention

Semponarkoil Swarnapureeswarar Temple – Literary Mention
This is the 159th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 42nd sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Thiruganasambhandar and Appar have sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Says Gnanasambandar, “No miseries would peep in to the life of those worshipping my Lord gracing from Semponpalli with Mother on his left and holding in his hand the Mazhu (axe) and his long hair glittering as golden thread.  
Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:
வானார் திங்கள் வளர்புன் சடைவைத்துத்
தேனார் செம்பொன் பள்ளி மேவிய
ஊனார் தலையிற் பலிகொண் டுழல்வாழ்க்கை
ஆனான் கழலே யடைந்து வாழ்மினே.

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