Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sivan Anaindha Potri Temple, Sivanthipatti, Mamsapuram, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar

Sivan Anaindha Potri Temple, Sivanthipatti, Mamsapuram, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar
Sivan Anaindha Potri Temple is located at Sivanthipatti Village in Mamsapuram near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu. This is a temple for both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This Temple is also called as Adhi Narayanan Temple or Veerappa Swami Temple.

Legends
Yama once indulged in matters not related to his assignment and was cursed by his father Sun God.  He came to Earth and worshipped Lord Adhi Narayana for relief from the curse.  Hence, he is granted space opposite to Lord Vishnu. 
The Temple
This is a temple for both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Veerappa Swami and Pon Madan have attributes of Lord Shiva, hence they are custodian deities. Yama once indulged in matters not related to his assignment and was cursed by his father Sun God. He came to Earth and worshipped Adhi Narayana for relief from the curse. Hence, he is granted space opposite to Lord Vishnu. The place and the temple were established by the Vishwakarma community from Madurai and Rajapalayam. 
The consecration of the temple took place in the month of Aani (June-July) in the year 2013. It is strange in this temple that sacred ash is offered as Prasad in Vishnu shrine. As Vishnu in the temple is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Surya Narayana, He is praised as Adhi Narayana. Lord Shiva appears in Linga form. On Shivrathri day, water is fetched from Kuttralam for abishekam. The temple observes four time puja a day at all shrines.
Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu grace the devotees from this single temple. That Yama the Lord of Death has his shrine opposite to Lord Vishnu adds significance to the temple.  Besides the presiding deities, Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga, there are also shrines in the temple for sub-deities as Pon Madan, Oonamuthu and Yama the Lord of Death.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
The temple observes special pujas on new moon days in Aadi (July-August) and Thai (January-February), last Fridays of each month and Maha Shivrathri in February March in a festive style.
Prayers
Devotees pray to Lord Shiva and Lord Adinarayana for removal of the obstacles they face in wedding matters. Custodian deities Sangili Veerappa Swami, Pon Madan and Oonamuthu help development in trade and occupations. They also protect the devotees from the impact of black magic and evil looks of unwanted persons. People light Deepas on Wednesdays in the shrine of Lord Yama to overcome fear of death. Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abisheks and Alankarams to Lords and organize Annadhanam – feeding the devotees and poor.
Contact
Sri Meenakshi-Sivan Anaindha Potri Temple
Sridevi – Bhoodevi Samedha Adhi Narayana Temple,
Sangili Veerappa Swami Temple,
Sivanthipatti village, Mamsapuram,
Srivilliputhur Taluk, Virudhunagar District
Mobile: +91 9944918192
Connectivity
Mamsapuram is about 8 km far from Srivilliputhur. Bus facilities are available.  Nearest Railway Station is located at Srivilliputhur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai. 

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