26 March 2015

Kapali your great !

Hi everybody ..hope you all are doing well.I am back from my vacation to India and the best thing that happened is Kapaleeshwarar temple.I have worked in Chennai for 6 years but then i couldn't visit this particular temple of lord Shiva .I have so many friends who told me  that its one of the ancient temple and its wonderful shopping there ...This time i decided to visit the temple..it was a long journey wherein i had to start at 3 pm and came back home by 11 pm .I had to catch two buses but at the end of day i was happy with a great smile on face ..Should accept that the Jhumkis and flowers on the roadside made me crazy ..loved shopping ..and loved clicking !!

For those who are not aware of the temple you can go through the below so that when you visit India  you can make a beautiful day by visiting kapali temple ..and don't forget ur camera:)

Kapaleeshwarar Temple is a temple of Shiva located in Mylapore, Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The form of Shiva's wife Parvati worshipped at this temple is called Karpagambal.The temple was built around the 7th century CE in Dravidian architecture.The temple's name is derived from the words kapalam (head) and eeshwarar an alias of Shiva. According to the Puranas, during the meeting of Brahma and Shiva at top of Mount Kailash Brahma failed to show the due respect to Shiva. Due to this, Shiva plucked of one of Brahma's heads (kapalams). In an act of penance, Brahma came down to the site of Mylapore and installed a Lingam to please Shiva.This place is known as Sukra Puri, Veda Puri, among many other names including “Kailaye Mayilai and Mayilaye Kayilai “which means this place is equal to kailash. Goddess Karpagambal once playfully closed Shiva's eyes which made the world getting no light (the whole world fell into darkness). So Parvathi was cursed to became a pea-hen by Lord Shiva and did penance here to get back her original personality. Lord Muruga received the spear (Sakthi Vel) for Soora Samharam from goddess Parvathi here. Brahma had worshipped here to get rid of his ego and get back his power to create. The four Vedas have worshipped here. Sukracharya worshipped the Lord here and got back his lost eye. Lord Sri Rama has worshipped here and won the war against Ravana and brought back Sita Devi from Sri Lanka. The daughter of Sivanesa Chettiar Angam Poompavai got her lost life here by the powers of Thirugnana Sambandar.Vaayilar Nayanar, a saiva saint, attained salvation here and Mylapore is also the birth place of Thiruvalluvar who wrote Thirukkural. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful information!


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