Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Divyadesam - Thiru Nilathingal Thundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Thiru Nilathingal Thudam perumal santum is 58th Divya desam located in Kanchipuram. This is one of the special divaya deasams, in this temple Perumal is not the moolavar and this Thiru Nilathingal santum is located with-in Shiva temple. The place is called as Thiruneduthangadam. This temple is 1000 - 2000 years old.

Address :

Sri Ekambareswarar Temple
Kanchipuram - 631 502

Timing :

6 AM to 11 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM

Sthala History:

Thiru Nilathingal Thudam perumal santum is located with-in Ekambareswarar temple. This is a special divya desam because in this temple Lord Siva is the moolavar and the lingam of Lord Siva was made with the sand by Goddess Parvathi.

During the old period when Devas reached out to Lord Vishu and requested him to bless all devas to have long life, Lord Vishu directed both Devas and Asuras to churn thiruparkadal to get the Amirtham which will help to get long life for all devas.

During this process, first it came poison who was taken by Lord Siva(this has a relation to Surutarpalli temple, refer post ) and then came nector. Lord Vishu took all the nector by himself which made him very warm and his color was turned to black because of this. Lord Siva appeared before Lord Vishu and used his moon to absorb the warmness and converted the color to regular with the help of moon on top of his head, hence the perumal here is referred as Thiru Nilathingal Perumal ( since Lord Vishu got the moon color here)

                                                 Thirumangai Alwar - Pasuram
Other history is Due to anger from Lord Siva, Goddess Parvathi took birth in the earth and was doing penance under a Mango tree ( this tree was available till 2009 after when the temple authority took the stem and continued it, the current tree is not the old one, as it came from the parts of old tree) towards Lord Siva by making the lingam with her own hand by using sand ( this lingam is the moolar in this temple), when Lord Siva saw this, he increased the temparature and heat, Goddess Parvathi seeked the help of Lord Vishu, who took the moon from Lord Siva to cool the heat and helped Goddess to continue her penance.

Thiru Nilathoonda perumal is seen in a standing posture with adisesha on top of his head.

Thirumangai Alwar has visited this temple and mangalasasanam has been written by him.

Mangalasasanam :

Thirumangai Alwar - 1 Pasuram