Friday, March 31, 2017

Tiruparthanapalli, Tirunangur- 9th temple

Tiruparthanpalli is yet another temple glorified in Nalariya Divyaprapandam . 

It is interesting to know the meaning of Tiruparthanpalli. Partha is Arjuna and Palli means school . So this place is called Arjuna's school, Parthan palli. 

This temple legend is related to Mahabharata. As per the legend,when Arjuna one of the Panchapandava brothers  reached this place he was thirsty and there was no water around. Sage Agastya who was doing penance at that place asked him to invoke Lord Krishna . Lord appeared and  gave a  sword ( Khadga) to Arjuna with which he  dug up the ground to quench his thirst. This came to be known as Khadga pushkarini.
The painting on the ceilings depict the legend. I have included a few pictures.

Later Krishna as an elderly gentleman  appeared as Parthasarathy before Arjuna ,  guided and directed him  and transferred the pearls of wisdom. Thus it came to be known as Thiruparthanapalli.

Lord here is also known as  Tamaraiyaal Kelvan and His consort is Tamarayal Nayagi.

Lord in the sanctum is flanked by his consorts Sreedevi and Bhoodevi .
A temple situated in calm and serene  village.

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