gives darshan with eight hands (Ashtabuja) and Eight aayudhas(Weapons)
and hence the name Ashatabujakaram. On the right hand are Chakra,
Knife, Pushpa and Arrow and on the left are Shanka, Bow, Gada(Mace)
and Khadga. Sarpa which came to kill Nrisimha saw Ashtabujanathan
and surrendered to Vishnu. As per the orders by Vishnu, Shiva (Serpent)
guards the yagna sala to this day in the form of Sarabesan. The
Lord came at the call of Aadimoola and saved the Elephant (Gajendra)
who was caught by Crocodile while plucking Lotus flowers for the
Thaayaar - Alarmelmangai, Padmasani
Theertham - Gajendra Pushkarini
|Thirumangaialwar - 1118-1127, 2674 (128)
Peyalwar - 2380
Total of 12 Paasurams.
||Adhikesavar, Alarmel Mangai
|Direction and Posture
||West-faced and Standing
|Access to the temple
||Very near to the Hudsonpet, Chinna Conjeevaram.
The Moolavar of
this Sthalam is Sri Aadikesava Perumal. Other names are Gajendravaradhan,
Chakrathaarar. Moolavar in standing position facing West direction.
Prathyaksham for Gajendran, an Elephant. It is believed that only
in this sthalam, Gajendra Moksham happened.
|How to Get There.
This temple is situated in Tirunelveli district
in Tamil Nadu. 1 1/2 kms away from Sri Vaikundam railway lane, this
sthalam is This sthalam is also found in Kanchipuram (chinna or
little kanchipuram) and is situated about 2 Kms from Sri Varadharajar
Temple. Lots of bus facilities are available from Big Kanchipuram.
It is very close to Yathothakaari Temple.