'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

Sri Kapaleeswara - Mylapore

Sri Kapaleeswara - Mylapore

Mylapore is one among the many ancient places in Chennai. It is said that the place got the name Mylappu due to the presence of numerous peacocks (Mayil in Tamil), which, in course of time, became Mylapore. Around 1,500 years ago, Dalami, an Egyptian tourist had confirmed in his travelogue the presence of peacocks here. The puranas say that Parvathi Devi, in the form of a peacock, worshipped Lord Siva here. Devotees throng the temple with prayers for early marriage, offspring and relief from various diseases. Let us also visit this holy shrine and be blessed with the grace of the Lord and His consort.

History

An incident is quoted in the puranas as the reason for the Lord to be called Kapaleeswara. Brahma grew arrogant considering himself as above the Lord just because he had five heads. Lord Siva nipped off Brahma’s middle head to contain his arrogance. The Lord acquired the name Kapaleeswara as he held the skull of Brahma in His hands. And, there’s another story going around. It seems Parvathy Devi requested the Lord to explain to her the glory of the five letters and the sacred ash. When Lord Siva was explaining things, Devi’s attention was diverted to a dancing peacock. The annoyed Lord cursed Devi to be born as a peacock in the earth. And, He prescribed redemption also – that the Devi should perform penance in Thondai Nadu. Accordingly, the Devi worshipped a Sivalinga under a Punnai tree in the form of a peacock at Mylapore. The Lord, pleased with Her puja, blessed Her with redemption and with the name Karpagambal. On request by the Devi, Lord Siva graced the place with the name Myilai.

The sthala has also the glory of having won a place in literature. Once there lived a person by name Sivanesa Chettiar in Mylapore. His daughter Angampoompavai died of snake bite. Her body was cremated and her bones and ash were preserved in a pot. Thirugnanasambhanda, who visited the sthala at the time of this incident, on learning about Poompavai’s death, asked for the pot containing her bones and ash. He sang 11 songs from Devaram. The 10th song contained a call for Poompavai. And, Poompavai came back to life from her ashes and bones, it is believed.

Sri Kapaleeswara - Mylapore

Architecture

The temple has been built around 300 years ago. Devotees say that there existed a temple for Kapaeeswara near the seashore 1000 years ago. The present temple was built thereafter on the lines of Dravidian architecture. The 120-ft. seven-level Rajagopura at the east and the big tank at the west are the focus of attention. The moolavar at the sanctum has been portrayed facing the west. This is a unique feature. We enter the outer prahara through the east gate. We see Annamalaiyar, Narthana Vinayaka, Jagadeeswara and Navagraha sannidhi here, all facing the east. At the south prahara are situated the east-facing Navarathri mandap and the west-facing Singaravelar sannidhi. There’s an entrance at the west also. We enter the west outer prahara through this gate. Kodimaram, altar and Nandi are located in front of the sannidhi of the presiding deity. Devi Karpagambal blesses Her devotees from Her south-facing sannidhi, situated to the left. On the walls of the sanctum where the Lord, in the form of a swayambu lingam, has been anointed facing the west, we see the figures of Bhairava, Veerabhadra and the 63 Nayanmars.

Sri Kapaleeswara - Mylapore

Punnai tree is the sthala vritcha. The sannidhi of Punnaivananadha is situated here. At the north-east corner of this prahara is situated the sannidhi of Sani bhagwan. Vayilar, one of the 63 Nayanmars was born here. On the day of the most important festival ‘Arupathimoovar’, sick people distribute sugar. And, offering of sari to Ambal and abhiskek with milk, curd or panchamirtham to the Lord are being carried out as part of the prayer commitments by the devotees.

People who worship Kapaleeswara get peace of mind. The Goddess Karpagambal blesses Her devotees with early marriage, offspring and prosperity. Sick people are relieved from their illness, they say.

Festivals

‘Arupathumoovar’ is being celebrated with splendor for 10 days along with Panguni peruvizha. Devotees throng the temple on the days of Full moon and New moon and Pradosha apart from other special days. Festivals are being held every month, this a special feature of this temple.

Route

There are lodging facilities for those coming from outstation. Both bus and electric train facilities are there to reach the temple. All of you can visit this temple and be blessed with the grace of the Lord and Karpagambal.