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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal Thirukovil (Gods Gathering Place)

This temple should have been estabilished beore 7th Century CE as there is no inscriptions or documents saying when this temple was built. This temple Lord has been sung by Periyalwar, Thirumangai Alwar, Poothatalwar, Thirumalisaialwar and Peyalwar.  The Other Mandapams of the temple has been built by the later Pandia Kings, Vanathirayars, the Naickers of Tanjore and tha Ekadesi mandapam by the Nagarathars.  Lord Narashimhar statues at Sorkavasal are sigle stone statues and aged more than thousand years.  This is a place of trinity. This temple has shrines for Lord Siva, Brahma and Vishnu.  This is one of the 108 divya desams.  Sri Ramanujar learned Thirumandiram in this Kshetra and preached to the people.  Three gods Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu gathered at this place to plan the destruction of Eraniyan. That's why this place is named as (thiru + koshti + yur).  Lord Vishnu appears in five postures (Dancing, Sleeping, Standing, Sitting, Walking).  People can climb through the stairs of temple shrine and reach the top most layer from which Ramanuja preached the sacred words.  

This temple can be reach on the Tirupathur to Sivaganga Main road, and exactly 9 kilometers from Tirupathur.

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