007. Thirukkandiyur – Sri Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple, Trichy
About the Temple & Location:
This is situated in Tanjore (Thanjavur) Tamil Nadu. 6 miles away from Tanjore, 2 miles from Tiruvayyaaru. One bus facility available and no lodging facility.
The temple of this sthalam is 222 feet in length and 115 feet broad in the breadth.
Lord Shiva, who is one of the popularly called “Mummoorthy” is given the Curse (Saapan, which is due to the bad activity when done on others) when he pinched the head of Lord Brahma and Brahma’s head got attached (stuck or pasted) along Shivas hand. After this incident, he got the “Brahmagarthi Thosham”, he lost all his wealth and finally, he begged for food and led his life. Since, he begged for food, he is also called as “Pikshandavar”. Piksha means begging for some need. And finally he got the Saabba Vimochanam (getting out of the god’s Curse (saabham)). This is the puranam that is told here in this sthalam.
In Brahmanda puram, 8 songs are sung and well explained about this temple.
Emperumaan, who is giving seva in Kidantha thirukkolam facing east direction in Utthamar Koil, he is giving seva in this sthalam in Nindra thirukkolam facing east direction.
If anyone gets god’s curse from some person, they have to tell the Vimochanam (ie) how to get out of it. But, since Brahma deva was not there, Lord shiva he himself felt for what he has done and since that is the Karma, what has been written for him, he left all the things and led his life as pikshandavar.
The pabham was done by Lord Shiva and the person on who it was done is on Lord Brahma and the person who came to and gave dharshan at the end of the time of the pabham is Lord Vishnu. so, at the end of the Sabha vimochanam, are the three Murthygal, or otherwise called as “Mummoorthigal” was given the seva. Since all the three Murthis gave the Seva at the same time, this Shetram is called “Thirumurthy shetram”. The victim who was included in the pabham is Lord Shiva. At the end of the Shabha Vimokshanam, the Victim on whom it is done and that is Lord Brahma, who wants them to get out of it is Lord vishnu, who is the Victim of truth.
The moral of this after doing the crime to someone, it is not a wise thing to go to the court and get the punishment but we can give ourselves that and go along with that, as done by Lord Shiva. Inspite of being a God, eventhough he did the pabham, he did not get out of it, but he really felt for it and begged for food and for all of his needs.
Based on this story only, there were separate Sannadhis for Sriman Narayanan and Brahma devan in Kadhambanoor, Uthamar Koil. Next to this temple is a temple for Lord shiva which is next and opposite to this temple. The temple is called as “Brahma Sirakandeeswarar Koil”. Siram means head.
Since, Brahma devan sabham was warned (Kandanam in Tamil) in this sthalam this sthalam is called “Kandiyoor”.
Even though, it might be the God who has done the crime, they have to get the pinishment for that. That is the main moral that is told to the world. This is the mian moral which has to be rooted inside every human when going through this sthalapuranam.
Near Kandiyoor, there is a small place called “Kalyanapuram” where some special Utsavams are done for Kalyana Venkateswarar.
The theertham which is found in front of this temple is called “Bhali Theertham” and theertham which is found in west is called “Kabhala Theertham”.
The Raja Gopuram is partitioned into 3 thalam.
Both Sri Lakshmi Narasimmar and Chakkratalwar are given the seva in the same place. As infront and back. Since, Narasimmar is behind the wall, it is not possible to worship him. Only Chakratalwar can be worshipped.
The vimaanam of this temple will be like the lotus flower. Sandhaana Gopalan and Navaneedha krishnan are also the Ursavars found in this temple.
Kamalam means Lotus. Since, the Shetram is also called as Kamala shetram, the pushkaraniis Kamala Pushkarani, the utsavar is Kamalanathan, and the thaayar is Kamala valli, this temple is said to built along with Panja Kamala way. Panja means five.
The Brahma devans sculpture is taken out and along with saraswathi devi, it is kept inside shivas temple and Lord shiva is kept where the Brahma’s sculpture used to placed.
Since, Lord Shiva got the Brahmagarthi dosham, Lord Brahma’s sculpture was kept inside shiva’s temple. Along the south side of this temple is a sannadhi for Sri Vedantha Desikar, but not utsavar is available.
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Hara Saabha Vimocchanapperumal. Moolavar in Nindra (Standing) position facing East directipn. Prathyaksham for Agathiya Munivar.
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