Thursday, March 4, 2021

Agnipureeswarar Temple, Thirupugalur – Literary Mention

Agnipureeswarar Temple, Thirupugalur – Literary Mention

The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Thevaram written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple has been praised by the three Nayanmars (Saint Poets) Appar, Thiru Gnana Sambanthar and Sundarar. All the three Nayanmars having praised as Shiva Logam. This temple is considered as the 192nd Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 75th Shiva Sthalam on the Southern bank of the river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.

This temple is considered as one of the 44 Paadal Petra Sthalams where the Moovar (the three Nayanmars, Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar) had rendered their Pathigams. Nayanmar Appar attained salvation (Mukthi) and sang his last Padhigam here. There is mention in Periyapuranam about gathering of Muruga Nayanar, Sambandar, Appar, Siru Thondar, Thiru Neelanakkar in Muruga Nayanar Thiru Madam in Thirupugalur. Thirupugalur is considered as Avathara Sthalam of Muruga Nayanar.

Appar Hymns:

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur-appar-hymns.html

Sundarar Hymns:

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur-sundarar-hymns.html

Sambandar Hymns:

For brief details, please refer below link;

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com/2021/03/agnipureeswarar-temple-thirupugalur-sambandar-hymns.html

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