51 Shakthi Peedam / Shakthi Sthalam - Ratnagiri / Iyer Malai Thiru Karumparkuzhali Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jai Ambey Ma !!

Ratnagiri/Thiruvatpokki/Shivayamalai is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva/Shakthi Peedam located in Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga. This hill top temple and its circumambulatory paths symbolize the Pranava Manthra and it has approximately 1140 flight of steps to reach at the hill top.

Presiding deity – Sri Rathnagirinathar/Vatpokkinathar/Malarkozhutheeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Karumparkuzhali


Mangalasasanam – Thirunavukkarasar

Worshipped – Lord Indra, Lord Vayu, Lord Surya, Goddess Sri Durga, Saptha Kanyakas, Adi Shesha, Sage Agastya, Sage Lomasa, Jayanthan,

Sthlavruksham – Neem

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Nalvar and Lord Anjaneya at the foothill , Lord Nandikeshwara, 63 Nayanmar, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Nataraja & Goddess Sri Sivakami, Lord Subramanya, Lord Bhairava,

Festival – Maha Shivaratri, Adi Vizha, Arudra Darisanam, Thiru Karthikai, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Navaratri,
The legend has that there was a time the Mount Himalaya and its surroundings were under the abstract control of the demons. They harassed the life of deities and sages, they all appealed to Lord Vishnu. As instructed by Lord Vishnu, all the spiritual energies of the deities turned into a flame and as desired by the deities and Sages Goddess Sri Sati was rose from the flame and she was brought up by Daksha Prajapathi. Later, she married was to Lord Shiva against the will of her father.

A Grand Yagna was conducted by Dakshaprajapathi ended in disaster, his own daughter Goddess Sri Sati had to sacrifice her life in the sacrificial fire. This catastrophic incident brought trepidation amongst the deities. Inconsolable Lord Shiva carried the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati and wandered on the Earth for several years. The functions of Trinities to protect the Universe were shattered. All the deities were frightened about the terrible consequences and appealed to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu’ dice chopped off the lifeless body of Goddess Sri Sati into several parts to diffuse the grief of Lord Shiva and each part fell into the different parts of the Earth. The places where the body parts of Goddess Sri Sati fallen on the Earth were turned into ‘Shakthi Sthal/Shakthi Peedam’.

This temple remains open from morning 7.00 AM to &.7.00 PM in the evening.
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Jai Ambey Ma !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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