Tirumeeyachur Ilamkovil Sakalabhuvaneswarar Temple

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Vimana of the presiding deity

Tirumeeyachur Ilamkovil Sakalabhuvaneswarar Temple [1] (திருமீயச்சூர் இளங்கோயில் சகலபுவனேஸ்வரர் கோயில்)is a Hindu temple located at Thirumeeyachur in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu, India. [2] The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Sakalabhuvaneswarar. His consort is known as Mekalambika. [3]

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Significance

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirunavukkarasar. [3] This temple is in the premises of Tirumeeyachur Mehanadhar Temple.

Literary Mention

Tirunavukkarasar describes the feature of the deity as: [4]

ஆறு கொண்ட சடையினர் தாமுமோர்

வேறு கொண்டதொர் வேடத்த ராகிலும்
கூறு கொண்டுகந் தாளொடு மீயச்சூர்

ஏறு கொண்டுகந் தாரிளங் கோயிலே.

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References

  1. "Sri Sakalabhuvaneswarar-Mekalambika temple". Dinamalar temples. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. SakalaBhuvaneswarar Temple, Tirumeeyachur Ilankovil
  3. 1 2 Sri Sakalabhuvaneswarar-Mekalambika temple
  4. Tirunavukkarasar Tevaram, V: 11:8