Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bindhu Madhava Perumal Temple, Thuthipattu – Legends

Bindhu Madhava Perumal Temple, Thuthipattu – Legends
There are 5 (Five) Madhava temples in India;
1) Bindu Madhava is one among them in Thuthipattu near Ambur in Tamilnadu and another similar Madhava Temple is in Varanasi.
2) Veni Madhava at Prayag or Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in North India.
3) Kunti Madhava at Pitapuram near Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
4) Sethu Madhava at Rameshwaram in Tamilnadu.
5) Sundara Madhava at Thiruanantapuram or Trivandrum in Kerala
The mythological story related to this Pancha Madhava Kshetras goes like this. Twashta was one of the Prajapatis created by Lord Brahma. He had one son named Vishwarupa. Vishwarupa was very noble. He once started doing great tapas. Indra became afraid that Vishwarupa might take his kingdom so resorted to all kind of tricks to destroy and disturb his tapasya but all in vain. Then Indra chopped Vishwarupa’s head with his Vajrayudha. Indra also lured Taksha to help him in chopping heads of Vishwarupa. Vishwarupa is said to have three heads.
On hearing the sad end of his beloved son Twashta got enraged and started Homa to create a massive Asura from his krodhagni. Twashta named him viratasura and ordered him to defeat Indra to avenge the death of his elder brother. Viratasura defeated Indra. Later, the treacherous Indra befriended him and killed him. Thus, Indra acquired the sin of Brahmahatti, which is considered to be worst kind of sin. To absolve himself of this great sin Indra consecrated these Pancha Madhava Temples. So, it is believed that a pilgrimage to these Pancha Madhava Kshetras has a power to absolve one off all one’s sins.