Friday, February 3, 2017

Vedarajan Temple, Thirunagari – Literary Mention

Vedarajan Temple, Thirunagari – Literary Mention
Vedarajan temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabhandam, the 7th – 9th century Vaishnava canon, by Kulasekara Azhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the temple finds mention in several works like 108 Tirupathi Anthathi by Divya Kavi Pillai Perumal Aiyangar. Kulasekara Azhwar has sung a Pasuram and Thirumangai Azhwar has sung forty one pasurams on this Deity. Ramanujar has visited this shrine a number of times as also Manavalamamunigal and both have done Mangalasasanam on this Temple. Unlike the other temples, the twelve azhwar saints referred these two temples as a single shrine in all their 41 poems.

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