Thirukkazhiseerama Vinnagaram –
The Thirivikarama Perumal Temple is located near Seerkazhi of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It’s about half mile away from the Seerkazhi Railway station. Lord Srirama Vinnakara Thadalan, Lord graces the devotees as Lord Thiruvikrama as he did in Thiruvekka and Thiru uragam divya desams of Kanchipuram.
Lord in Thirukovilur has shankhu and chakaram as abharanam , and in Thiru uragam of kanchi he is unarmed and lift’s his left and right lies up in order to scale the whole world by his foot, a majestic darisanam . But here in Seerkazhi, Lord Narayana poses as Thirivikrama with all his five weapons with his left hand extending upto the left foot, which is folded upwards. Listen to the temple priest explaining about the divine pastimes
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Thirivikaraman also glorified as Thadalan and Ulagalanthan. One can have Lords Ulagalantha sevai. (ie) in the Nindra Thirukolam .
Goddess ( Thayaar) in this holy place is glorified as Loga Nayaki. The Utsavar Thaayar is Mattavizh Kuzhali. An interesting incident took place at this place .
Once the great Parama shivan devotee ,Thirugyana Sambandar, one of the four Shaivakuravar was staying near to this temple in a mutt .
Our Thirumangai alwar along with devotees were passing by the mutt .
Glories of the Azhwar was being sung by his Azhwars followers .
The disciples of Thiru Gyana Sambandhar asked the followers of Thirumangai azhwar to maintain silence till they crossed their mutt and wished their guru is not disturbed .
Azhwar over hearing the discussion walks straight into their mutt.
The guru Sambandar is spell bound looking at Azhwar’s majestic appeal .He welcomes him and cordially invites him for a devotional debate . Azhwar with abundant glow begins with a song on the Lord Sriman Narayana the cause of all causes ….
Azhwar continues to glorify the LORD of the same holy place by quoting the divine verses “Oru Kuralai Iru Nila Moovadi Mann….” regarding the majestic posture of the Lord at this Divya desam .
Hearing the thundering voice and the terrific command of Azhwar in the glorification of the LORD , Sambandar was shocked and naturally tears flowed out of his eyes . The sweet music along with the intricate meaning made him immune .
A true devotee he was , at once prostrated Azhwar and presented him the spade (vel) which was honored to him by Goddess Aadhiparashakti. Pleased with Azhwar’s entry , he immediately commanded his disciples to glorify the Azhwar.
Both of them embraced each other and bore good bye in a sad mood and paved way to the unity of Saivism and Sri Vaishnavam.
Adiyen Ramanuja dasan
Video credits : Thanks to Araiyar Sevai STD Pathasala