038. Thiru Manikkoodam – Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Seergazhi
About the Temple & Location:
This temple lies near Thirunaangur of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It’s about 8 Km away from Seerkazhi and 1/2 miles away from Thirunaangur. It’s inside a Tamarind farm.
Lord Shiva has river Ganges and Lord Chandra, the Lord of this place too has the same Lord chandra and Lord Garuda instead of river Ganges and poses as Lord Varadharaja. He gave special dharsan to Lord Chandra and Garuda here. This an act of Illustrating the unity between the Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
As the Lord Shiva gave plae to Lord Moon who had been cursed, Lord Vishnu too saved Lord Chandra from Curse and hence the Pushkarani is named as Chandra Pushkarani.
The Lord Varadharaja is known for his act of testowing abundand wealth to his devotees and this act brings the name of the Vimaanam as Kanaka – gold Vimaanam.
The rays of Lord Chandra is as soft as light rays emerging out of Pearls, Crystals etc. Which are known as manigal and as Lord Varadharaja gave dharsan to Lord Moon here. This place is called “Thiru Mani Koodam”.
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Varadharaja Perumal. Also known as Manikooda Nayagan. He is giving his seva in Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam in facing his thirumugham towards east direction. He is found with Four hands on the Aadhiseshan. Prathyaksham for Lord Chandran.
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Thiru Maamagal Naachiyar and Bhoomi Piratti.
Thirumangaialwar – 10 Paasurams. Total – 10 Paasurams.
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