Rakkaayi Amman, Alagar Koil, Madurai

Regarded as the daughter of Sage Angirasa, Rakkayi Amman is a form of Parvati and the guardian of all water bodies at Alagar Koil hills near Madurai. But how is She connected in a deeper way, to the Kallazhagar / Sundararaja Perumal at the base of the hills? … Read More Rakkaayi Amman, Alagar Koil, Madurai

Sundararaja Perumal, Anbil, Tiruchirappalli

Brahma’s ego about his powers of creation resulted in his being born on earth, and he prayed here to be relieved of this curse. Siva, as Bhikshatanar, is believed to have worshipped at this temple, on the way from Uttamar Koil to Kandiyur. The temple also has a Mahabharatam connection, and the Pandavas are said to have worshipped at this place. But what unique iconographic representation in the sanctum leads to this being a prarthana sthalam for women seeking to get married? … Read More Sundararaja Perumal, Anbil, Tiruchirappalli