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Alangudi Aabathsahayeswarar - Guru Dhosha Parikara Sthalam - Thirumana Mangalam
Guru Bhagwan Temple Alangudi

Alangudi Abathsagayeswarar Temple, One of the Navagraha Temple for Guru Bhagwan - Planet Jupiter is located 15 KM from Kumbakonam on the way to Thiruvarur. The . Presiding Deity is Lord Shiva blessing the devotees as Aabathsahayeswarar and HIS Consort is Goddess Ezhuvaarkuzhali Ammai and Umayambal. Lord Vinayag here in Alangudi is worshipped as Kalngamal Katha Vinayagar. Lingam here in this Guru Sthalam is Suyambu – Self Manifested. There are shrines here for Lord Subramanyra and Goddess Lakshmi. Alangudi is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison which was emitted during churning of Thiruparkadal – The Milky Ocean,

and became Thiruneelakandar. Once when Devas and the Asuras were churning the milky ocean to obtain Amirdham using the Serpant Vasuki as a rop, due to the heavy pain Vasuki emitted poisonous fume which was immediately cosumed by Lord Shiva to save the entire universe. By noticing this Goddess Umayal holded his neck so that the poison should not enter into his body. The poison got struck in the throat itself and became blusish in colour. Hence Lord Shiva also being worshipped as Thiru Neela Kandar. Neelam - Bluish. Kandam - Throat. He is also blessing as Aabathsahayeswarar here

Aabathsahayeswarar – The One who saved everyone from the danger. It was happened in this place hence the place is also being worshipepd as Alangudi. Alam menas Poison. Kudi menas the residing place. Once Devas also had a horrible time by the demon named Gajamuhasuran and Lord Ganesha subdued Gajamuhasuran, hence Lord Ganesha here is being worshipped here as Kalangaamal Kaatha Vinayagar. This is the place once Goddess Parvati underwent a severe penance and married Lord Siva. Hence this place is also known as Thirumana Mangalam. Once when Sundaramurthy Swamigal, one of the 63 Nayanmar was crossing River Vennaru, his boat capsized hitting a rock. Lord Siva on HIS Rishaba Vahana helped him to reach this place safely. Sundara Murthy Swamigal received Gnana Upadesam from Dakshinamurthy here.

Alangudi is one among the 274 Saivite Sthalams, grouped as Padalpetra Sthalangal in the country of Chola which have been sung in Devaram by Nayanmaras and one among the 127 Sthalams, situated on the southern banks of River Cauvery. The temple was believed to be constructed by an adherent devotee of Lord Shiva, Amuthokar, the minister of Musukundha Chozhan. The emperor came to know that the temple was built by his money hence he asked Amuthokar to give the the Punyas which he got by building this temple. Amuthokar refused the same and because of this he was beheaded by Musukundha Chozhan. On his death, the sthalam reverberated with the sound ‘Amuthokar’. The Emperor got frightened at this constant diabolic echo, realized his blunder. He worshipped the Abadsahayeswarar and finally got relieved from all his sins.

Thirugnanasambandar has blessed this Sthalam as beautiful place filled with flowers. Sthala Vriksham is Poolai. The place is surrounded by three holy rivers, Cauvery, Kolidam and Vennaru. Fifteen theerthams are around this temple, among which the Amrita Pushkarani encircling the temple is very famous. Chakra Theertham is in front of the temple which is believed that was created by Sudharshana Chakra, the Discus of Lord Maha Vishnu. Guru Bhagwan is attributed to Luck, Favor and Fortune. The unfavourable position in the horoscope can cause Skin Problems, Arthritis, Heart Related Problems, Worry and Uneasiness. Guru Bhagwan blesses his devotees with Progeny, Good Education, Valour, Long Life and Cure from the Diseases. Lighting 24 ghee lamps followed by an adi pradhakshanam – the circumambulation ) here 24 times gives better results. Offerings of Yellow Cloth, Konda Kadalai and Vella- Mullai – White Jasmine to Guru Bhagwan to bless. Transit of Guru Bhagwan, known as Guru Peyarchi happens every year is an important festival. Thursdays, the days of Guru is important. Lord Dakshinamurthy here have preached the Devas who were swooned under the impact of the poison

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