Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Marakkanam Bhoomeeshwarar Shiva Temple, Villupuram

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Marakkanam Bhoomeeshwarar Shiva Temple, Villupuram

Marakkanam, Marakkanam circle,

Villupuram District,

Tamil Nadu 604303

Moolavar

Bhoomeeshwarar

Introduction

                                  Marakkanam Bhoomeeshwarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Located in the Marakkanam, Marakkanam circle, Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. The ancient ‘Bhoomeeshwarar Temple’ in this town was built by Rajaraja 14 years before the construction of Thanjav Peruvudayar Koil.Many of the temples built by the Cholas have been standing for thousands of years. Sri Bhoomeeshwarar Temple is one of them. Pallava kings, Rajaraja Chola and Pandya kings came to worship and gave many gifts to this temple, although it is on the main road, but now the number of devotees is not much. Many of the temple inscriptions are in a defaced condition. The intact inscriptions are also whitewashed and illegible. The ‘Brahma Theertha’, the holy tirtha of the temple created by Lord Brahma, is desecrated and unmaintained.

Puranic Significance 

 A devotee of Shiva was living in this place and to perform his Thiruvilaiyadal to him, the Easan disguised himself as a sage and went to the devotee’s house. Devotee welcomed the sage and prepared food for him. Then to invite the sage to eat, he told the servant that it is customary to visit the temple and do puja before the meal. Since there was no Shiva temple nearby, the sage asked him to take a wooden branch upside down and perform the linga pooja.

When he left, the devotee tried to take the wooden branch, but the servant could not even move it. When the servant who went to fetch the Iron crow bar to remove the wooden from the ground came back, he did not find the wooden at that place. It is the belief of the devotees that if they worship this god who emerged from the earth as Swayambu lingam, the land related problems will be solved soon. When their prayer is fulfilled, they offer abishekam to Easan and worship.

Special Features

 A devotee of Shiva was living in this place and to perform his Thiruvilaiyadal to him, the Easan disguised himself as a sage and went to the devotee’s house. Devotee welcomed the sage and prepared food for him. Then to invite the sage to eat, he told the servant that it is customary to visit the temple and do puja before the meal. Since there was no Shiva temple nearby, the sage asked him to take a wooden branch upside down and perform the linga pooja.

When he left, the devotee tried to take the wooden branch, but the servant could not even move it. When the servant who went to fetch the Iron crow bar to remove the wooden from the ground came back, he did not find the wooden at that place. It is the belief of the devotees that if they worship this god who emerged from the earth as Swayambu lingam, the land related problems will be solved soon. When their prayer is fulfilled, they offer abishekam to Easan and worship.

Century/Period

1500 Years Old

Nearest Bus Station

Marakkanam

Nearest Railway Station

Villupuram

Nearest Airport

Puducherry

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