Saturday, October 16, 2021

Veerateswarar Temple, Tiruppariyalur (now known as Parasalur)

Location of the templeTiruppariyalur (now known as Parasalur)
Lord Shiva known asVeerateswarar, Dhakshapureeswarar
Female deity known asILangombanaiyaaL
How to reach This temple is one of the Atta Veerattaana Sthalam of Lord Shiva and is located 13 Kms. from Mayliaduthurai. This temple is located at about 3 Kms from another Sivasthalam Tiruchemponpalli on the Mayiladuthurai - Taramgambodi road route

This sthalam is one of the Attaveerattana (one of the eight heroic deeds) Sthalams of God Shiva. God Shiva is believed to have vanquished Dhakshan, father of Sathi, who refused to give his son-in-law Lord Shiva due recognition in the Yagna performed by him. Dhakshan insulted his daughter when she came to the function eventhough she was not invited. Unable to bear the insult heaped on her by her father, Sathi died by self immolation. Angered by the death of His wife, Lord Shiva then danced his Tandava and killed Dakshan thourgh Veerabhadrar. Thiruppariyalur is dedicated to this episode in Shiva's life, where He is known as Daksha Samhara Moorthy. The processional deity (Utsava Moorthy) is a bronze idol of Daksha Samhara Moorthy, depicted as having Dakshan under the lord's feet.

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