- First of Shiva Temples throughout the world
- A dense forest full of Thillai trees - hence Thillaivanam
- Pancha Bootha Sthalam - represents Sky / Space
- First of Pancha Sabhai - Nataraja Sthalam - Gold Sabhai / Kanaga Sabhai
- Next to the Kanga Sabhai is a small room with Golden Vilva Garland - the empty space is believed to be Akash / Sky / Space
- All Siva Agamams finally come down to Chidambaram - hence the temple closes @ 10:30 pm. No further worship in temples / homes performed after that
- Appar, Sundarar, TiruGnana Sambandar and Manikavaskagar came through four different entrances and worshipped Lord Shiva
- Four directions of Chidambaram guarded by four Kali - East Mariamman, West - Ellai Amman, North - Thillai Kali, South Vellan Thangi Amman
- Thiruneela Kanda Nayanar (Illamaiyakinar) temple is west of Chidambaram. One will be ever youth on visiting this temple
- Lord Nataraja is tilted towards left - where the heart is
- Soundarya Nayagi sameda AnandEashwar temple on west of Chidambaram is worshipped by St Pathanjali
- This is the place where St Nandanar attained mukthi in Jothi swarupam
- Nambi Andar Nambi found 'Thirumurai' in Chidambaram
- Arulmigu Sargunambal sameda Pasu Pathi Eashwarar temple, Tiruvetkalam has Lord Shiva with Bow and Arrow. The would made by Arjuna is still visible
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Sunday, 13 November 2016
Friday, 30 September 2016
Periyavachhan Pillai was a staunch devotee of Lord Tirumala Balaji. On his visit to Tirumala he was overwhelmed with Bhakthi and refused to return home
Lord Venkatesha took a form of a lad and advised Pillai to go back to his home town - Senganoor - and take care of his old parents. He gave a Saalagrama (sacred stone bearing the divine mark of God) and asked to worship.
Pillai was returning with the Saalagrama of Lord Srinivasa and kept on the banks of River Kollidam to perform ablutions and when he returned the stone disappeared
Pillai was struck with grief and started fasting to death. Lord Srinivasa appeared in his dreams and asked him to dig the same spot where he kept Salagra which now took the form of a beautiful idol form (Archaavatar).
Sri Periyavachan Pillai installed that Archavataar in Senganoor itself. The temple is about 13kms from Adhurai and 18 kms from Kumbakonam.
Senganoor is also birth place of Chandikeswara nayanar or Chandikeswarar and has a beautiful Shiva temple too