086. Thirumoozhikkalam – Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple
About the Temple & Location:
This sthalam is situated near Aalvaai city in Kerala state. We can get down in Aalvaai and from there, we can reach Moozhikkalam by travelling in the bus. From Ernakulam also, we can reach this sthalam by bus. To get into this sthalam, we have to travel about 1 Km from Moozhikkalam by road. From Kaaladi road railway station, if we travel 7 miles towards the western direction, we can reach this sthalam. There is no lodging facility available.
The speciality of this sthalam is during the time of pooja done for the Perumal, there is no music instrument are played.
In this sthalam, there is no separate sannadhi for Thaayar. Only, Bhagavadhi Amman sannadhi is found. Near to this sthalam, the Aalvaai river is found. The speciality of this sthalam is during the time of pooja done for the perumal, there is no music instrument are played. It is said that all the temple’s Gopuram, Mandapan and pragharam of this sthalam are built by Lakshma (brother of Sri Ram) and he did various service to this temple.
During Ramayana, on hearing that Sri Ramar had been sent to the forest, Bharadan went in search of him to return him to Ayodhya for doing Pattabishekam for him. On seeing Bharadan coming from Ayodhya, Lakshmanan got angry with him and tried to kill him. Since, because of this bad thought and sinful act, to get rid of the sin, Lakshman served and got the seva of this sthala Emperumaan, Moozhikkalathaan.
At that time, it is said Bharadhan arised in this sthalam and higged each other and spoke various nice and beautiful words (Mozhi). Mozhi means the languages what we speak. Since, they transferred beautiful languages (Mozhi) with each other, this sthalam is named languages (Mozhi) with each other, this sthalam is named as “Thirumozhikkalam” and later changed to “Thirumoozhikkalam”.
It is said this sthalaperumal is said to Laksman. There is a great explanation about this sthalaperumal. Generally, if a person does any bad things (or) sin, he should not be the person who can give justice to it.
If a person does any sin, he should accept that and should be in a position to accept the punishment and should feel for it. The person should do proper prayasiktham (an action performed after a sin is made to make the perumal satisfied). Likewise, Lakshmanan due to his sin made against Bharadhan, is seen as the Moozhikkalathaan on the banks of Aalvaai river. This sthalam is said to be the sthalam where the Paava Mannippu (the sthalam where the sin of Lakshmanan is apologized by Bharadhan). The perumal gave his prathyaksham for Vishwamitra Maharishi son Aareetha Maharishi. In this place, the great Sri Sakthi Mantram is explained by the the Lord Emperumal.
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thirumoozhikkalathaan. The Perumal is also named as Appan, Sri Sukthinathapperumal. He is in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham along the Eastern direction. Prathyaksham for Aareetha Maharishi.
The Thaayar of this sthalam is Madhuraveni Naachiyaar.
Nammalwar – 10 Paasurams.
Sanga Theertham. Thiru Sangu is the Hamsam of Bharadhan, brother of Sri Ramar and since Bharadhan stood as an help for Lakshmanan to get out his sin, the pushkarani is Sanga Theertham.
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