Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple

October 16, 2022 by admin0

Suchindram Temple also called Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple, consists of around 30 shrines and presents captivating architecture. The deity in the temple, Sri Sthanumalayan stands for Sthanu means Lord Shiva, Mal stands for Lord Vishnu and Aya stands for Lord Brahma. This temple also popular by the name Suchindram Lord Anjaneyar Temple.

Legend:

Suchindrum name is derived from the Sthala Purana. Hindu mythological legend has it that the king of devas, Indra relieved of a curse at the place of the most linga in the temple. The word “Suchi” means Suchindrum and believed to have derived from the Sanskrit meaning that stands for “purify”.

There are a number of legends behind Suchindram Temple. As per one of the popular stories of the Suchindram Temple, one day the holy Trinity, Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, and Lord Vishnu arrived here at the traditional temple. Devi Anusaya, wife of saint Atri stayed here. Trinity decided to check Anusaya. Hence, in the absence of Sage Atri, they visited Anusaya, a chaste woman, in the guise of three sages and asked for food.

Sthanumalayan Perumal Temple
Lord Shiva

When offered food, they refused stating that they vowed to take offerings only from people who are not clothed. Devi Anusaya agreed to their demand considering it a sin to refuse the help of offering to the seeker, she decided to offer them food and fulfill their demand. She sprinkled water on all the three sages and turned them into babies; Shiva as Durvasa, Vishnu as Dattatreya, and Brahma as Chandra. it  then she fulfilled their demands and fed all the three babies.

Seeing this, the wives of Tridev, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Parvati, and Goddess Lakshmi appeared and asked to return their husbands as they were before.  All the three Gods changed into their original forms after this.

While leaving for his or her holy abode, all Trimurthi, on the request of Anusaya, manifested as Swayambhu Lingas, under the Amaltas tree, called Sthala Vriksham, whose age is now over 2500 years. A little shrine  constructed in Konnaya before  this holy tree.

 

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