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Hara saabha vimochana Perumal Thirukandiyur

This temple is one of the Cholanadu divyadeshams near Thiruvayaru in Thanjavur .

Moolavar is Hara saabha vimochana Perumal in standing posture . Thayar Kamalavalli and Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord

The Lord gave dharshan to Lord Brahma Lord Shiva and King Mahabali .

As per Hindu legend , Brahma, the Lord of creation and Lord Shiva , the god of destruction , had originally five heads . Parvathi , the wife of Lord Shiva once got confused and performed Patha pooja (ablution of feet, considered an act of respect) to Lord Brahma instead of Shiva . Shiva got enraged and cut off one of the heads of Lord Brahma . The cut head got stuck in his hand of Shiva on account of a curse of Brahma . To get rid off this sin , Lord Shiva worshipped Lord Vishnu at Thirukarambanur as Bhikshadanar , where a part of his sin was relieved .

He got his curse fully relieved after visiting Lord Vishnu at Thirukandiyur and taking a holy dip in the temple tank , Kamala Pushkarani . After this incident it is known as ” kabala ” theertham meaning ( skull ) . Since Lord Vishnu relieved (Vimochana) the sin (saabha) of Shiva (also called Hara) , the temple is called Hara Saabha Vimochana Temple . 

As per another legend, Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu requested Shiva to cut off one of the heads of Brahma as she felt that Vishnu would ignore her and show all his affection towards Brahma

Sage Bhrigu , King Mahabali and Chandra (Moon) all got their sins relieved worshipping Vishnu here in the temple . Sage Bhrigu once wanted to test the superior of Lord Vishnu , Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva. He kicked Vishnu in his chest in anger and got relieved of the sin here.

Chandra , got curse by seducing the preceptor’s wife , got partially relieved of it by worshipping Hara Saabha Vimochana Perumal .

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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