Posted by: ramrajya | December 5, 2012

Lord Murugan worshipped Panchalingams which are situated on the left side of the wall of Tiruchendur Temple.

Lord Murugan worshipped Panchalingams which are situated on the left side of the wall of Tiruchendur Temple.

Lord Murugan has six famous abodes in Tamilnadu collectively known as “Aarupadai veedu”. Thiruchendur is said to be second in importance among his six abodes. The temple is situated so close to the sea that waves from the Gulf of Mannar lap at the eastern perimeter wall of the temple.

There is a small entrance near the inner sanctum which leads to an area where you can view five lingams called ‘Panchalingam’. It is believed that Lord Murugan worshipped one of these lingams which are situated on the left side of the wall. All the offering of ‘light’ made to the presiding deity is made to this lingam too. The ‘viboothi’ offered to the devotees here is wrapped in a leaf called ‘panneer ilai’ in Tamil. This is a special feature in this temple.

On the beach about 200 yards south of the temple, is the Nazhi Kinaru. It is a well 14 sq. feet in area and with a flight of 34 steps. Inside this well there is another small well one sq. feet in extent and seven feet deep. The water in the smaller well is crystal clear and sweet whereas in the bigger well is sulphurous in smell and brackish well is sulphurous in smell and brackish. A bath in the sea as well as in the Nazhi Kinaru is considered to be of much spiritual merit. The Nazhi Kinaru swells up and maintains its level inspite of bailing out any quality of water as the worshippers bathe out of it and get relieved of their sickness.

Tiruchendur Muruga Saranam.



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