Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lalgudi - Thiru Thava Thurai

Lalgudi - the place well known for the great violin maestro Shri G.Jayaraman is also a popular shiva kshetra. The name for this kshetra is thirutthavatthurai.

The presiding deity is Lord Shiva - known by the name saptharhisheeshwarar or the lord of the seven saints. In Tamil, the deity is given the name Thiruththavanathar. The ambal of the temple is called by name "Srimathi" or Thirupperumpiraatti. The pushkarani or holy tank is Shiva Gangai.

This tank is said to have cured the illness (leprosy) of the group of people affected by a curse. The people of the Mazhava nadu along with their king were affected by the disease and upon the instruction from their guru, they took a dip in the sivagangai and got cured of their illness.

Lalgudi is on the state highway (Trichy - Chennai). We can also reach Lalgudi by train (Pallavan, Vaigai, Rockfort and many trains starting from Chennai Egmore and reaching Trichy).

A very pleasant and enjoyable place with lot of green fields, Lalgudi need to be visited once in our life time.

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