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History - Ashtabujam

Moolamurthy 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 Lord .

Thaayaar - Alarmelmangai, Padmasani

Theertham - Gajendra Pushkarini


Mangalasasanam:
Thirumangaialwar - 1118-1127, 2674 (128)
Peyalwar - 2380

Total of 12 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Adhikesavar, Alarmel Mangai
Vimanam Chakrakruthi Vimanam
Theerthangal Gajendra Pushkarini
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar, Peyazhwar
Pratyaksham Gajendran
Direction and Posture West-faced and Standing
Travel Base Kanchipuram
Access to the temple Very near to the Hudsonpet, Chinna Conjeevaram.

Moolavar
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.

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