'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Patteeswaram Durgambhika
Sanjeevana Anjaneyar - Srirangam
Agaramangudi Temple
Tirupattur Brahma Temple
Keezhapavoor Narasimha Swami
Poovana Nathar Temple
Perambakkam Soleeswarer
Perambakkam Lakshmi Narasimhar
Vellai Pillaiyar Temple
Kannayiranathar Temple
Kundrathur Subrahmanya Swamy
Ayirathen Vinayagar
Thirumana Thiruthalangal
Thirumanancheri
Mangadu Kamakshi Amman
Sri Vidhyambhika temple
Madurakaliamman
Ettukudi Muruga temple
Nachiyar temple
Arulmigu Seshapureeswara
Ghee Nandeeswarar
Arulmigu Vadivudai Amman
Arulmigu Sangameswarar
Sri Swetharanyeswara
Arulmigu Arthanaareeswara
Kalyana Sundareswara Swami
Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy
Shringa Giri Sri Shanmuga temple
Varasiddhi Vinayaka
Sri Sthalasayana Perumal
Isakki Amman
Erikaattha Ramar
Sri Vallimalai Murugan
Sri Pushparadeswara
Sri Jayamangala Anjaneya
Sri Uthara Ranganatha
Sri Sundareswara
Arulmigu Vinayaka
Valeeswara
Vaacheeswara
Sri Rajarajeswari
Navabhashana
Arulmigu Karaikkaal Ammaiyar
Sri Nagaraja
Sri Agatheeswara
Sri Marundeeswara
Sri Chandramouleeswara
Mahanandiswara
Sri Kulapulli Krishna
Sri Kapaleeswara
Sri Chandrasekhar Swami
Sri Ramanadeswarar
Sri Sivaloga Thyagaraja Swami
Arulmigu Vaidhyanathaswami
Sri Raveeswara
Madhya Jagannatha
Ratnagiri Balamuruga
Lepakshi Veerabhadra
Arulmigu Kasi Viswanatha
Sri Dakshinamoorthy
Sri Thiruvalleswarar
Sri Guru Dakshinamurthy
Thotta Basavanna Nandeeswarar
Sri Yoga Narasimhar
Sri Vadapazhani Aandavar
Sri Mallikarjuna swamy
Sri Poori Pandurangan
Thirukalleeswarar
Thirukachoor
Sri Varamoortheeswara
Sri Pallikondeeswarar
Sri Margabandeswarar
Sri Jalakandeswarar
Sri Kachaleeswarar
Sri Vadaaraneswarar
Sri Subrahmanya Swami
Sri Lakshmi Narayani
Sri Aiyaarappar
Sri Maappilai Swami
Sri Pralayakaleshwarar
Sri Thiripuraandagar
Sri Vedapureeswarar
Sri Thenubhureeswarar
Sri Sarabeswarar
Sri Koniamman
Sri Rinavimochana Lingeswarar
Sri Naganathaswamy
Sri Kottai Maariyamman
Sri Veerarghava Swami
Sri Karaneeswarar
Sri Garbharakshambika
Sri Gangadareswarar
Arulmigu Andal
Sri Agastheeswarar
Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal

Arulmigu Vaacheeswara temple – Thirupachur

The Lord performs ' Thiruvilaiyadal' to drive home the truth that everyone is rewarded or punished for their good and bad deeds. Our elders have also reiterated this truth based on their own experiences. Our 'puranas' and 'ithihaasaas' say that devotion and belief in God is a must for everyone to lead an unpolluted and straight life.

History of the temple

The temple is located in Thirupachur, situated at 7 km distance from the Thiruvallur railway station. Thiruvallur is situated at 50 km distance from Chennai. As the temple is situated on the Thiruvallur-Thirutani bus route, devotees can reach the temple by bus. The presiding deity of this beautiful temple is Sri Vacheeswara. Hundreds of years ago, the place had remained a forest thick with bamboo trees. The word 'Pachu' means bamboo in Tamil. Once, when some people were hunting in the forest, they saw a cow showering milk from its udder on something. When they dug the spot, they found a Sivalinga there. The Chola king Karikaaala came to know about this incident and built the temple here. A race, called Kurumba was giving lot of trouble to the king. Samanas, who supported these people tried to even kill the king through snake-bite. The king prayed at this sthala to protect him from these people. The Lord destroyed the snake and saved the king from the scheming Kurumbas. The hunters used axes to dig the spot and one of the axes hit the head portion of the lingam. Even today, the scar is seen on the lingam. The term 'Vaasi' means axe in Tamil and it is believed that the deity at this sthala got the name Vacheeswara because of this term.

Stone inscriptions

In total, sixteen stone inscriptions have been found at the place of the sthala. It is learnt from these inscriptions that the place was called Thirupachur. The place has been described as belonging to Thondaimandala.

Architecture

Lord Siva accepted Parvathy, a staunch devotee of Him as His sweetheart at this sthala. Usually, in Sivalayas, Ambal sannidhi would be located to the left of the sanctum of the Lord. But here, Ambal has been portrayed to the right, facing the east. The sanctum of Vacheeswara is also facing the east. Worship service is offered to the Lord only after it is done to Ambal. On entering the temple, we see Lord Vinayaka. Eleven statues of Vinayaka in various sizes are kept as a group. The Vinayaka group is called Ekadasa Vinayaka. Ekadasa means eleven in Sanskrit. The sthalapurana' says that Lord Vishnu got redemption from His dosha by worshipping Siva here after bathing in the temple tank Somatheertha. The idol of Lord Siva is so beautiful that it captivates the mind of one and all. A Sri Chakra has been established by Adi Shankara before the idol of Siva. Daily pujas are conducted to the chakra. At the prahara, we see sannidhis of Subrahmanya, Somaskanda and the Navgrahas. Sri Dakshinamoorthy sannidhi is located as a separate sannidhi, facing the south. At the 'goshta' of the sanctum, Lingothbhavamoorthy has been portrayed facing the west.

At the northern prahara, Sri Vishnu Durga, Sri Veerabhadra and Sri Sornabhairava can be seen. The sthala and its deity have the glory of having been praised and sung by Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnanasambhanda and Ramalinga Vallalar. The urchav mandap at the outer prahara is used for occasions like Swami 'purappadu'. Ambal had worshipped the Lord here. Also great sages including Bringirishi, Romarishi, Bharadwaj, Kashyap, Vasishta, Narada, Sugar, Viswamitra and Vyasa and great souls like Mankandeya and Abhimanyu had worshipped here. The temple has two tanks , Somatheertham and Mangalatheertham. The sthalavritcha is bamboo tree. Visit this beautiful temple and have 'darshan' of the benevolent Lord Sri Vacheeswara and be blessed.