Thirukadalmallai


Kshetram Mahabalipuram.
Perumal (Lord) Moolavar *- Sthalasayana Perumal* Posture: Bujanga Sayanam Thirumugamandalam: West Uthsavar: *Sthalasayanathuraivaar (Ulagu Uyya Nindran)*
Thayar(Lakshmi) *Nilamangai Thayar.*
Pushkarni Pundareega Pushkarni, Garuda River.
Vimanam Gaganakruthi Vimanam.
Pratyaksham Pundareeka Maharishi.
Mangalasasan Boodathazhwar(1), Tirumangai Azhwar (26) Total – 27 pasurams
Vishesh Boodathazhwar’s avathara sthalam. The Lord gives darshan in sayana with His right hand in Upadesa Mudra. Pundareega Maharishi is seen standing with folded hands at the Lords feet. As per Sthala purana, Pundareega Maharishi with lotus flowers desirous of worshipping the Ksheerabdi nathan walled westwards and found the sea preventing him. The Maharishi with Bhakti blinding him, started clearing the water with his hands. The Lord came in the guise of a old Brahmin and asked for food. When the Maharishi came with the food, he found the Lord as in Ksheerabdi in sayana form on Adisesha adorned with the flowers brought by him. Hence called Sthalasayana Perumal. The place is very famous for sculpture. The important among them are Bhagirathapas, Panchapandava Mandapa, Govardhan Mandapa, Arjuna Tapas , etc. There are Sannidhis for Rama and Andal.
Route About 64 kms from Madras.
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