Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This temple lies in Seerkazhi of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It's about half mile away
from the Seerkazhi station. Facility for stay are provided.
Lord Srirama Vinnakara Thadalan, ie Sri Rama poses Lord Thiruvikrama as he did in Thiruvekka
and Thiru uragam of Kanchipuram.
In Thirukovilur he has changu and chakaram, in Thiru uragam of kanchi he is unarmed and
lift's his left and right lies up in order to scall the whole world by his foot, respectively.
But here in Seerkazhi, Lord Narayana poses as Thirivikrama with all his five weapons with
his left hand extending upto the left foot, which is folded upwards.
It is being said that Ashta Kona Maharishi is the son Kanva Maharishi and Anaka patha Maharishi.
Once Kanva Maharishi was upto a very hard penance and Lord Indra sent a beautiful girl
Parama losay of the Gandarvaloga to disturb him. She did so and became pregnent. The rishi
then cam to know Indra's plan. Fearing the Maharishi's anger his lover shook away the baby
from her stomach. Lord vayu (Air) gathered the fetus and put it in the womb of Maarishay
and in due course she bore Ashta Kona Maharishi.
It's also been said, Ashta Kona Maharishi is the son of Anaka Patha Maharishi.
Once Anaka patha Maharishi scoulded his student for sleeping insted of reading veda. The
child in the mother Susadhu's womb adviced his father to treat his student softly. So the
father became angry and cursed the child to be born in an zig zag structure. Thus he was
born zig zag and could not stand straight and was named Ashta Kona Maharishi later.
After manu years, he saved his father who was defeted in a debate with Buddist monks and was
in a lead to suicide. His father was happy in the unison and made his son to take bath
in the Rive Samangam corrected a large percent of his Zig zagity.
Romasa Maharishi is the son of Bhusunda Maharishi. It's been said that when the period of the
Lord Brahma's post is finished, and hair would full away from Romasa. Whose body was fully
covered with hair. The process would take place 3 1/2 crore times and after that only
Romasa Maharishi would die and Ashta Kona Maharishi would become straight.
The Sangu which yields Paramapatham and chakram which gives all wealth lays here as Shangu
Pushkarani and Chakra Theertham.
As Lord Brahma lost his pride seeing his life equivalent to that of a single hair of Romasa,
the Thaayar here is known as Mattavizhi kuzhali where Kuzhal means hair.
The term Rama is equivalent to number one for he had one wife, one arrow, one word, one
rule and one dharma. As the perumal of this place too is the only ruler of the whole world
this place is called SeeRama Vinnagaram.
Unison between the Shaivam and Vainaram has been brought into practice here many many years
Once Thirugyana Sambandar, one of the four Shaivakuravar was staying here at his matt.
Thirumangai alwar came by that side. He was surrounded by lots of his followers and was
making a huge noise. His men were shouting loudly the title's their leader had won. The
followers of gyana Sambandhar asked the followers of Thirumangai alwar to maintain science
till they crossed the matt. But Alwar became angry and went straight into the matt.
Sambandar welcommed him cordinally and asked him to sing a song on the Lord Vishnu. So did
Alwar and he sang the "Oru Kuralai Iru Nila Moovadi Mann...." regarding the posture of the
Lord and hearing this Sambandar was spell bound and tears came running out of his eyes
hearing the sweet music containing intricate meaning.
He atonce gave the spade (vel) which was given to him by lordess Aadhiparashakti to Alwar
and requested him to continue his humble service to god. And accepted that he was apt for
his titles and announcing them loudly was correct.
Both of them hugged each other and bore good bye in a sad mood and paved way to the unity
of Saivam and Vaishnavam.
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Thirivikaraman. Also known as Thadalan and Ulagalanthan.
He is giving his seva in Ulagalantha sevai. (ie) he is in the Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam lifting his left leg above the head so as to measure the World.
Prathyaksham for Ashta Kona Maharishi.
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Loga Nayaki. The Utsavar Thaayar is Mattavizh Kuzhali.
The Utsavar found in this sthalam is Thiri Vikrama Narayanan.
Manavala maamunigal too has graced this place ie done Mangalasasanam.
- Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams.
Total - 10 Paasurams.
- Sanga Pushkarani.
- Chakara Theertham.
Pushkala Vartha Vimaanam.