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    PERUNGALUR

    I give a brief account of Temple of our Kula Deivam (குல தெய்வம்) at Perungalur.

    Perungalur is a beautiful village, rather a small town, situated at about 18 Kms. from Pudukkottai on the Tanjavur-Pudukkottai State highway. There is a small river by name "Agniyaaru" runs by the side of this village. Historically this place has changed hands between the Kingdoms of Tanjore and Sethupathis of Ramnad often and ultimately came under Thondaimans of Pudukkottai.

    Perungalur is noted for its temples. The main temple here is for Lord Siva and his consort, known as "Vamsodhdharakar" and "Mangalambikai". This temple has an interesting story behind it. Kulothunga Chola -Third, of Chola dynasty who did not have children offered prayers for progeny, before Lord Siva for continuance of his dynasty. In response to his prayers Lord told him to install a Siva Linga facing east and another facing west and continue his payers to them. The Temple where the Deity is facing west is in Perungalur. In due course Lord answered his prayers and blessed him with children to continue his dynasty. Thus the Deity here is called "Vamsodhdharakar" meaning "perpetuater of dynasty".

    This famous Temple is situated on the eastern side of a tank-bund. This tank is quite a large one. If we come to this tank-bund, we are taken back to 40-50 years. It is so peaceful here with only sound of the chirping of the birds and the noise of the leaves of Arasu Trees fluttering in the cool wind around the lake. It is an experience of peace and tranquility.

    In between the Temple and the Tank there is a Vanni Tree,underneath the same idols of Vinayakar, Naagar and Ayyanar are installed.

    In the outer Prakaram of the Temple another "Vinayakar" known as "Khshema Pillayar" (one whoblesses wellbeing) has a Sannadhi, also there are Sannadhis for Murugar, Dhakshinamoorthy,Durga, Chandikeswarar and Bhairavar.
    There are separate Sannadhis for the main deity "Vamsodhdharakar" in the form of Linga facing west and Goddess Mangalambikai the Amman is facing south in the Main Temple.

    The Temple festivals take place in the Tamil Months of Vaikasi (April-May) and Aadi (July-August) for ten days. People from villages around Perungalur also join the locals during this period to arrange for the celebrations. The entire village is decorated in a big way for the festivals. There is an unique custom here.At the end of the festival the locals give Thamboolam to out side Villagers as a mark of conveying thanks to them for their help.

    Apart from the Siva Temple there is a Temple for Ayyappan named "Malayamarungar" and an Ayyanar temple called "Urumunathar" in Perungalur. "Malayamarungar (Malayappan) is considered a powerful God. The Poojaris who perform Pooja in this Temple are called "Padimathar". "Urumunathar" temple is situated little farther away from the other two temples. Some restrictions like that of in Sabarimalai are applicable to ladies in this Ayyanar temple of "Urumunathar". Till recently the first son in our family was named as Malayappan or Hariharan.

    Perungalur temples are considered powerful and respected as family deities by many Brahmin families including ours. The devotees of these temples follow some special rituals. The devotees take bath in the Temple tank and proceed on in their wet garments to offer three handful of paddy and a rupee to each Deity in the temples.

    During my visit to various villages in Tanjore district, I found Ayyanar Temples in the outskirts of many villages I saw. And they were being worshiped by all communities. As for our family is concerned, we are not sure from where our ancestors migrated first. The Poojari at Perungalur claims that most of the Brahmin devotees of his temple were migrants from Malayala desam. There is nothing to support this except some old hand written account.

    Perungalur is the native place of the famous Tamil writer "Akilan"I give a brief account of Temple of our Kula Deivam at Perungalur.

    Perungalur is a beautiful village, rather a small town, situated at about 18 Kms. from Pudukkottai on the Tanjavur-Pudukkottai State highway. There is a small river by name "Agniyaaru" runs by the side of
    this village. Historically this place has changed hands between the Kingdoms of Tanjore and Sethupathis of Pudukkottai often and ultimately joined with Thondaimandalam.

    Perungalur is noted for its temples. The main temple here is for Lord Siva and his consort, known as "Vamsodhdharakar" and "Mangalambikai". This temple has an interesting story behind it. Kulothunga Chola -Third,
    of Chola dynasty who did not have children offered prayers for progeny, before Lord Siva for continuance of his dynasty. In response to his prayers Lord told him to install a Siva Linga facing east and another
    facing west and continue his payers to them. The Temple where the Deity is facing west is in Perungalur.
    In due course Lord answered his prayers and blessed him with children to continue his dynasty. Thus the Deity here is called "Vamsodhdharakar" meaning "perpetuater of dynasty".

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    This famous Temple is situated on the eastern side of a tank-bund. This tank is quite a large one. If we come to this tank bund, we are taken back to 40-50 years. It is so peaceful here with only sound of the
    chirping of the birds and the noise of the leaves of Arasu Trees fluttering in the cool wind around the lake. It is an experience of peace and tranquility.

    In between the Temple and the Tank there is a Vanni Tree,underneath the same idols of Vinayakar, Naagar and Ayyanar are installed.

    In the outer Prakaram of the Temple another "Vinayakar" known as "Khshema Pillayar" (one whoblesses wellbeing) has a Sannadhi, also there are Sannadhis for Murugar, Dhakshinamoorthy,Durga, Chandikeswarar and Bhairavar.
    There are separate Sannadhis for the main deity "Vamsodhdharakar" in the form of Linga facing west and Goddess Mangalambikai the Amman is facing south in the Main Temple.

    The Temple festivals take place in the Tamil Months of Vaikasi (April-May) and Aadi (July-August) for ten days. People from villages around Perungalur also join the locals during this period to arrange for the celebrations. The entire village is decorated in a big way for the festivals. There is an unique custom here.At the end of the festival the locals give Thamboolam to out side Villagers as a mark of conveying thanks to them for their help.

    Apart from the Siva Temple there is a Temple for Ayyappan named "Malayamarungar" and an Ayyanar temple called "Urumunathar"
    in Perungalur. "Malayamarungar (Malayappan) is considered a powerful God. The Poojaris who perform Pooja in this Temple are called "Padimathar". "Urumunathar" temple is situated little farther away from the other two temples. Some restrictions like that of in Sabarimalai are
    applicable to ladies in this Ayyanar temple of "Urumunathar". Till recently the first son in our family was named Malayappan or Hariharan.

    Perungalur temples are considered powerful and respected as family deities by many Brahmin families including ours. The devotees of
    these temples follow some special rituals. The devotees take bath in the Temple tank and proceed on in their wet garments to
    offer three handful of paddy and a rupee to each Deity in the temples.

    During my visit to various villages in Tanjore district, I found Ayyanar Temples in the outskirts of many villages I saw. And they were being worshiped by all communities. As for our family is concerned, we are not sure from where our ancestors migrated first. The Poojari at
    Perungalur claims that most of the Brahmin devotees of his temple were migrants from Malayala desam. There is nothing to support this
    except some old hand written account.

    Perungalur is the native place of the famous Tamil writer "Akilan-அகிலன்" (P.V.Akhilandam). who was also the first Jnanpeeth awardee for Tamil.

    Perungalur still remains a peaceful village without the shadow of the present world of speed. Why don't you go and enjoy
    the cool wetness of our Tank and take the blessings of our powerful family deity "Vamsodhdharakar" once?


    Brahmanyan,
    Bangalore.
    Last edited by Brahmanyan; 31-08-2012 at 05:22 PM. Reason: image added

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