Saturday, April 8, 2017

Did you know why the idol of Angampoompavai faces Lord Shiva at Sri Kapali Temple

Look out for the re-enactment of the Angampoompavai incident on Sunday morning before the Arubathimoovar procession.

After Angampoompavai was revived by Sri Thiruganansambandar, her father Sivanesa Chettiar built Sri Virupaksheeswarar Temple so that she could worship Lord Shiva. The Temple was originally called Poompavai Nayanar Temple but was later changed to its present name by the rulers of the Vijayanagar Kingdom.

There is an idol of Angampoompavai at Sri Kapali Temple which faces Lord Shiva. The reason - she was a direct recipient of the Lord's grace. Sri Gnanasambandar was the conduit, and so his idol has been placed at the side. 

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