Thursday, June 1, 2017

Erumbeeswarar Temple, Thiruverumbur – Literary Mention

Erumbeeswarar Temple, Thiruverumbur – Literary Mention
Appar, a 7th-century Tamil Saivite saint poet and Nayanmar, has revered Erumbeeswarar and the temple in his verses in Tevaram, compiled as the Fifth Thirumurai. As the temple is revered in Tevaram, it is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, one of the 276 temples that find mention in the Saiva canon. The temple is counted as the seventh in the list of temples in the southern banks of river Cauvery. This is the 124th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 7th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery of Chozha Naadu.
Appar has glorified the temple in nine poems referring the place as "Erumbiyur" and the deity as "Erumbiyur Eesan", meaning god of Erumbiyur. Manickavasagar, 9th century Tamil saint & poet have revered Erumbeeswarar in his work, Thiruvasagam. Tiruverumbiyur Puranam is a religious work that describes the religious history of the temple. Ramalinga Swamigal (1823-74 CE) has revered Erumbeeswarar and the temple in his religious work, Thiruvarutpa. 

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