Sunday, March 25, 2018

Veera Raghava Swami Temple (Thiruevvul), Thiruvallur – Literary Mention

Veera Raghava Swami Temple (Thiruevvul), Thiruvallur – Literary Mention
This Temple is one of the 108 Dhivya Desams. This Sthalam is also the 21st Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Tirumangai Alwar and Thirumazhisai Alwar have sung in praise of the deity at Tiruvallur. Tiruvallur is also referred to by a Paasuram of Tirumazhisai Alwar where he addresses seven shrines featuring Vishnu in a reclining position – Tirukkudandai, Tiruvegkaa, Tiruvallur, Tiruvarangam, Tiruppernagar, Anbil & Thiruparkadal.
The temple is also praised in the hymns of Vaishnavite Acharya Sri Nikamanda Maha Desikan and Ramalinga Adigalar. Swamy Sri Desikan has also praised the deity in his Kingruhesa Stuthi. Ramalinga Swamigal (Vallalar) has composed five verses in Tamil in praise of Lord Veeraraghavan, after having been relieved of acute stomach ache due to his grace.
Mangalasasanam:
·        Thiru Mangai Alwar – 11 Paasurams.
·        Thirumazhisai Alwar – 1 Paasuram. 
·        Total – 12 Paasurams.

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