'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.

Thirukalleeswarar - Thirukallil,Chennai

Thirukalleeswarar - Thirukallil,Chennai

The deity is called Thirukalleswara because of His abode is amidst a forest, crowded with tall cactus plants. The hamlet also got the name Thirukallil. When sage Brigu was living here, he used to worship the Lord with the forest flowers. When he worshipped with 1000 flowers, Lord Siva appeared before him as Dakshinamoorthy along with His consort.

The deity is called Thirukalleswara because of His abode is amidst a forest, crowded with tall cactus plants. The hamlet also got the name Thirukallil. When sage Brigu was living here, he used to worship the Lord with the forest flowers. When he worshipped with 1000 flowers, Lord Siva appeared before him as Dakshinamoorthy along with His consort.

Thirukalleeswarar - Thirukallil,Chennai

History:

Lord Siva asked sage Agathya to remain in the southern part to maintain the balance since the northern part was likely to be lowered due to the over weight to be caused by the presence of the devas and sages who would be attending the Lord's marriage with Parvathy. On the words of the Lord, Agathya started towards the south. On his way, he performed five yagas in Pancheshti, near Thirukallil.The Lord appeared before him in the form of Somaskandar and asked him to go to Thirukallil.

Accordingly, Agathya built a temple for the Lord in Thirukallil and installed a statue of Somaskanda. The Skanda, Muruga is portrayed in between the Lord (so) and Uma (Parvathy). Agathya did penance for one mandalam, praying to Lord Siva. At the end of the penance, Lord Siva appeared before him along with Ambal. So, the deity is called Sivananda Eswara and the Goddess, Anandavalli.

Thirukalleeswarar - Thirukallil,Chennai

Lava and Kucha, the sons of Sri Rama came to nearby Siruvapuri along with Lakshman and worshipped Lord Siva after bathing in the river. The river got the name Kuchasthala because of this incident. When Thirugnanasambhanda crossed this river on his way to Kalahasthi, he lost his bag containing puja articles and sacred ash. When he prayed to Lord Siva, he found the bag behind the spurge plants. He then sang a pathigam in praise of the deity here.

 

Festivals and pujas::

The specialty in this temple is that the deities Dakshinamoorthy, Sakthi, Siva, Muruga and Ambal are all placed in a row. On the days of pradosha, devotees throng the place for worship. The temple is kept very clean. Vinayaka chathurti, navarathri, Skanda sashti, Karthikai deepam and Ippasi annabhishekam are being celebrated on a grand scale.

The glory of the sthala:

Thirukalleeswarar - Thirukallil,Chennai

When sage Brigu worshipped Sakthi Dakshinamoorthy, he bathed in the Nandi theertham and performed the archana with water-lilies. He was rewarded with many benefits. The itheekam is that those who bathe in this theertham and worship the Lord on Thursday will be blessed with prosperity. Their poverty and other misfortunes will be removed, it is believed. The devotees say that one is sure to get fame and happiness if he worships the Lord, singing the pathigam, composed by Thirugnanasambhanda. Let us also go to Thirukalleeswara temple and worship the Lord and be blessed.