Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Literary Mention

Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – Literary Mention
Sambandar composed the Tiruneelakandapathigam here, to help rid fellow travellers of an affliction. Saint Arunagirinathar has also composed Tirupugal on Lord Subramanya here. Muthuswamy Deekshithar has sung of this shrine in Ardhanareeswaram in Kumuda kriya.
In the epic, Silappathikaram, the author Ilango Adigal refers to Tiruchengode as ‘Chengodu’ and describes it as a place that ‘has numerous holy ponds and enjoys popularity and prosperity’.
The poems/books/Puranas from the time of Silappathikaram to the present age speak about the importance of Tiruchengode and the hill temple. Few out of them are listed below;
·        Silappathikaram
·        Kandhar Alankaram
·        Kandhar Anupoodhi
·        Thevaram
·        Thirupugazh
·        Periya Puranam
·        Tiruchengode Thalapuranam
·        Tiruchengode Talamahimai
·        Tiruchengode Maanmiam
·        Tiruchengode Thirupani Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Thirumuga Vilasam
·        Tiruchengode Ardhanareeswarar Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Ardhanareeswara Sathakam
·        Tiruchengode Panimalai Kaavalar Abhisheka Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Karunaakara Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Shanmugar Sathakam
·        Tiruchengode Oonjal
·        Tiruchengode Kuravanchi
·        Tiruchengode Irattaimani Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Chandrasekhara Maalai
·        Tiruchengode Pallu
·        Tiruchengode Mummanikovai
·        Tiruchengode Oru paa Oru padhu
·        Tiruchengode Varukkakovai
·        Tiruchengode Kalambakam
·        Chengottu Velavar Pillai Thamizh
·        Tiruchengode Thala Varalaaru
·        Tiruchengode Thirukoil Varalaaru
·        Kongu Mandala Sathakam
·        Tiruchengode Velavar Kovai

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