Perumbuliyur Sri Sundara Raja Perumal Thirukovil Samprokshanam


On June 2, 2014; Jaya Varusha Vikasi Poosam, Samproksham took place well at Sri Sundara Raja Perumal Temple, Perumbuliyur. The related pathrigai could be viewed in the following link: Perumbuliyur Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple Maha Samprokshana Patrikai

Sri Sundara Raja Perumal temple of Perumbuliyur is located 16 kms from Tanjore near by Thillaisthanam. There are separate sannadhis for Yoga Narasimhar, Sri Govindarajar with Ubhaya Nachiyars and Chakrathazhwar.

Thirumazhisai Azhwar has offered mangalasasanam to the Perumal here. Once on his way to Thirukkudandai, Azhwar stopped for a while to take rest and he sat on the “Thinnai” (a sort of bench-pial) in front of a house in Perumpuliyur. A few brahmins were reciting vedas inside that house. On seeing the “harijan” (our Azhwar), they stopped their recitation since, as per tradition and shashtras, Veda was not to be recited in the presence of a person belonging to the fourth caste and our Azhwar immediately understood and was about to leave when the Brahmins started their recitation.

They forgot the next line and at what point they had left the recitation. The Azhwar broke open a paddy seed that was lying there with his fingernail to indicate the exact context which had a reference to the paddy seed. The brahmins were simply flabbergasted and astonished and realised the greatness of the Azhwar and asked for his pardon.

When the Archaka (priest) of the local temple wanted to honour the Azhwar, knowing fully well his bhakti and Gnana, some people objected and spoke ill of the Azhwar. Tha Azhwar felt hurt and prayed to the Lord to show himself to these people in his physical body to prove that the antaryami is the same Narayanan in all living beings, irrespective of the jAti, caste, creed colour, sex etc.,

Akkarangal Akkarangal Enrum Aavadhu En Kolo
Ik Kurumbai Neekki Ennai Eesanaakkka Vallaiyel
Sakkaram Koll Kaiyane Sadankar Vai Adangida
Ut Kidantha Vanname Puram Posindhu Kaattide

Meaning:” What is the use of your having those resplendent hands if you cannot remove the idiosyncrasy of these ignorant folk and make me powerful in their midst? Lord, with the divine discus in your hand ! Teach these fools a lesson by showing yourself appearing in my very physical body” Again, the Lord obeyed the Azhwar and showed himself off in the body of Azhwar and the protestors were simply astonished and prostrated and begged for his pardon.

Below are the snaps taken during the samprokshanam yesterday…















Courtesy: Sri Sekar HariKrishnan

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