'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 Margabandeswarar , Virinjipuram

Sri Margabandeswarar , Virinjipuram
To overcome the life cycle of this birth & death, we should completely surrender to the almighty. Appar Swami says that Lord Siva redeems all our sins; He blesses his devotees with all their wishes granted. This weekâ's sthalam is Thiruvirinjipuram

History of the temple:

Thiruvirinjai is one among the Dewara sthalams. There are 1008 popular Sivasthalams, hundred and eight are the most popular among the lot, eighteen among them are very special and Thiruvirinjai tops this list, says the sthalapuranam. This sthalam was installed by Sri Adhi Sankara.

Glory of the sthalam:

At the beginning of Kaliyuga, Brahma took birth as a human and did penance near Brahmatheertham in Thiruvirinjipuram. Lord Siva is believed to be present in the lingam here. Brahma is known as Virinjan. The place acquired the name because of Brahma and his puja. As the rays of the sun fall on this lingam during the Tamil month of Panguni, this sthalam is also known as Bhaskara kshetram.

Architecture of the temple:

The temple is situated facing east with coconut trees around, in the midst of the town on the southern bank of Paliyaru. The tall, majestic tower captivates the attention of everybody. There are Mada streets and broad roads for car festival, adjoining the temple. There are around forty choultries to accommodate the devotees during festival times. The tall compound walls accentuate the beauty of the temple. The sannidhi of the main deity is facing the east. The Rajagopuram at the main entrance is 110 ft. tall with seven stages. There are three entrances - east, west and north, but there's no entrance at the south side. There are five praharas. In the outer prahara, Brahmatheertham, Brahmapureeswara temple and Theerthavari mandap are situated. 

If we enter through the east, we see kodimaram mandap and altar. Mahanandi is placed next. If we walk to the left, we see Sakthi mandap that houses sculptures depicting the various avtars of Sakthi. The 16-pillared mandap is to the west. In the south, Simhatheertham is situated. Marriage halls with rare pieces of sculptures of Lord Siva are also there. In between, Sindhoora Ganapathy and 1008 Sivalinga sannidhis are situated. In the northeast, a 100-pillared mandap and in the northwest a marriage hall, Soolitheertham, Vasanthaneeratta kattam, Sun- dial are there. In the second prahara, the sannidhis of Swarna Ganapathy, Sri Ramalinga Adigalar, Sani Bhagwan, Pitchadanar, Ganesh and urchavamoorthys are located. In the west, the sannidhis of Lord Iyyappa, Srumuga, Panchamuga Sadhasivalingam and Kasilingam are situated. To the north, Ukkirana room, yagasala, Surya Bhagwan and 108 linga sannidhis are there.

Sri Margabandeswarar , Virinjipuram

Maragathavalli Ambal Sannidhi

The sannidhi of Goddess Maragathavalli is situated to the northwest of the prahara. The deity is portrayed on a peacock mount with Lakshmi and Kalaimagal on each side on mounts of elephant and lion respectively. At the outer prahara, we can see Sri Chandikeswari and Kalabhairava. We reach the sanctum, after crossing the Sri Sri Margabandeswararbhandeeswara mahamandap and arthamandap. The God is the Swayambu lingam there. The sanctum is designed as a circular structure. There are stone inscriptions around the sanctum.

The God is also called Mudivalaithavar because of His act of accepting the puja of His devotee Sivasarman by bending His crown. Also, He is known as Ikabharanadhan and Motchanathan due to His act of blessing His devotee Savithiran with salvation in human form itself. Because He went as an escort to His devotee Dhanabhalan, a trader, He is also called as Sri Margabandeswarar, Sri Margabandeswara sakaya and Vazhithunainathan.

Tanks & Palaru:

The Riverâ's original name is Padmini River. When Brahma did yagam along with Gayathri Devi, praying to Lord Siva, the river was flooded with milk, it is believed. As Gowri, Vishnu, Brahma and Karan worshipped the Lord on the banks of this river, bathing in this river is considered very beneficial. The temples that appeared due to the worship of the saptarishis on the banks of this river are still there.

Sri Margabandeswarar , Virinjipuram


It is a big pond at the outer prahara to the southeast. The Lord had done Upanayanam, Brahmopadhesam and Siva Deekshai to Adhi Saiva bhalaga. Every year, Theppal vizha is celebrated for three days starting on the Masi Maham full moon day.

Simha theertham:

It is also called Sri Gowritheertham. This theertham adds to the glory of the sthalam. Sri Gowri Devi created Simhapushkarani at the southeast portion of the first prahara when she prayed to the Lord for removing Her dark complexion. The Kadaignayiru vizha, celebrated on the last Sunday of the month of Karthikai is very special. Women with no offspring and those who have other problems bathe in the Simhatheertham and sleep with wet clothes before the sannidhi of the Lord for relief from their problems. Those with no offspring, visit this temple the very next year to fulfill the "Thottil pillaiâr" prarthana when they get a child through their prayers. Festivals: Vasantha vizha on the day of Chitra Pournami in the month of Chitrai and Aadi Pooram (10 days) are celebrated with Therottam. Thirukarthikai peruvizha on the last Sunday in the month of Karthikai is being celebrated with much grandeur. Route: The sthalam is situated at a distance of seven miles to the west of Vellore in North Arcot district. You can get down at Virinjipuram station en route Katpadi , Jolarpet and reach the temple by covering a distance of 3 miles. Those who worship Sri Margabandeswarar will get redemption from all their sins and sorrows and be blessed with all the prosperities.