'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.

Sri Rinavimochana Lingeswarar - Thirucherai

About the Temple:

Poverty is the root cause for many problems including food and marriage. We learnt that Rinatheeswarar deity in Thirucherai temple is the God for solving these problems. Let us go to Thicherai.

Rinavimochana Lingeswarar

Let us first know how this deity came to be known Rinavimochana Lingeswarar. Rina ,debt, vimochana , remedy that is, a deity for remedy for debt-related problems. Rinavimochakar neutralizes not only the previous jenma's sins but also removes poverty of the present jenma and blesses the devotee with a prosperous life. One may possess intelligence, capacity, beauty and health but if he is poor, poverty will deprive him of the enjoyment he'll get from these factors. The deity in Thirucherai removes this poverty. Now, let us get into the temple.

Architecture of the temple

Thirucherai is at a distance of 15 kms from Kumbakonam en route Kumbakonam & Thiruvarur. You first spot the temple tank Bindusudha, built by the king Kulothunga Chola. It is around 1,500 years old. On entering the temple, we see Vinayaka and moving further into the temple, we see the presiding deity Senneriyappar, the deity that gives prosperity to us. Lord Shiva is portrayed here in the form of a lingam. The Goddess is called Gyanavalli. She blesses one with wisdom. On 13, 14 and 15 of the Tamil month Maasi, the rays of sun fall directly on the lingam and the feet of the Goddess. On these days special worship services are offered.

The deities Nataraja, Dakshinamoorthi, Durga in the prahara favor the devotees with blessings. Durga is portrayed in three forms Sivadurga, Vaishnavi and Vishnudurga in the same sannadhi. Next is Bhairava. On the lines of the devaram song sung by Appar, Lord Shiva has been portrayed here in the form of Bhairava. On the day of ashtami, vadaimaalai and Sahasranama archana are offered to Bhairava. Bhairava blesses one with success in his endeavors and litigation and also neutralizes navagriha dosha.

Rinavimochana lIngeswarar, installed by saint Markandeya for removing the poverty of the people, has His sannadhi in the west prahara. As people benefit by His blessings, this sthalam is being referred to as "Kadan nivarthi sthalam".

Daily poojas and festivals

Four worship services and abhisheka aaradhanaas are offered daily to Sanneriyappar and Rinavimochana Lingeswar. And, on Mondays, continuous special poojas are offered to Rinavimochana Lingeswar. On the days of ashtami, there'll be special worship services and on the day of Mahasivarathri, there'll be four services of abhishekam and poojas. The annual festivals include Aadipooram, navarathri vizha and Kandasashti vizha.

Sthalavritcham

Maavilangai is the sthalavritcham of this temple. This tree will have only leaves for four months and pure white flowers for the next four months and will be without flowers or leaves for the remaining four months.

Theertham

This temple is special in its deity, sthalam and theertham. Bindusudha theertham is situated in front of the temple, Markandeya tank is the theppakulam of the temple and Gyanatheertham is the well of the temple. Let us leave the temple after praying to Senneriyappar for prosperity and to Rinavimochana Lingeswara for removal of poverty.

Worship procedure for Rinavimochana Lingeswar

Rinavimochana Lingeswar is portrayed here as blessing the devotees with immediate prosperity! After performing archana to Him, we should offer prayers to Goddess Mahalakshmi and Jeshta Devi. By offering archana on 11 Mondays and by completing our prayer with performing abhishekam on the 11th Monday, our debts will be cleared and prosperity will flourish. The deity will bestow whatever form of wealth one prays for a good married life, children, education, wealth etc. is the firm belief. Ekadasam means Laabhasthaanam. Monday is special for Lord Shiva. And, that's why 11 Mondays are prescribed.