Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dhatreeswarar Temple, Sitharkadu – Prayers

Dhatreeswarar Temple, Sitharkadu – Prayers
Swati Starrers:
The temple is known to be particularly relevant to those born in Swati Nakshatra, with many benefits such as long life and the removal of obstacles associated with impending weddings. The sacred word Swathi has in it the combined graceful powers of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The letter ‘Va’ is in Namasivaya Mantra. It also contains the sacredness of the seed letters in the names of Vishnu – Sundararajar, Vasudeva and Trivikrama. Swathi starrers are advised to worship in the Chithukadu temple filled with the combined grace of Shiva and Vishnu.
They are advised to offer curd rice Nivedhana with gooseberry pickle, tamarind rice and offer the same to the poor for a prosperous life. Those who have heart problems are encouraged to pray in the temple, lighting lamps with ghee and offering them to the Lord. Besides Swathi people generally worshipping for relief from adverse planetary effects, those facing obstacles in marriage proposals and those suffering from cardiac problems pray to Lord for solutions.
Marriage Parihara Sthalam:
Wedding worship is mainly followed in this temple. A king, while commencing the renovation of the temple, found the idol of Mother, named her Poonkuzhali and erected a shrine. Those facing obstacles in their marriage proposals, perform abishek to Lord with gooseberry powder, juice and seeds and milk to Lord and offer green vastras and bangles to Mother and light ghee lamps.
Prayers for longevity:
There are carvings of some Siddhas in the pillars ensuring longevity to devotees. Padukkai Jadamudi Siddha and Prana Deepika Siddhas are in the Nandhi shrine pillars.
Devotees perform abishek to Lord with gooseberry powder and juice and milk. They offer green vastras and bangles to Mother Poonkuzhali Thayar and light ghee lamps in her shrine. A number of garlands are offered. Devotees bring lot of flowers –in large quantities lotus, koovalam etc.