Monday, October 12, 2015

Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth


Maa Narayani Suchindram Shakti Peeth Near Kanyakumari -



Suchindram (Suchindrum) is the famous Shakti Peeth where it is believed that the Upper Teeth of Maa Sati fell and the idols worshiped here are Devi Maa as Narayani and Lord Shiva as Sanghar or Samhara Bhairava.
The Goddess is also famously known as Kanya Kumari or Bhagavathy Amman. Samhara Bhairava is present in a nearby village of Suchindram, he is locally called Sthanu Shiva. Suchindrum is a temple town situated in the southern most district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is 11 km from Kanyakumari city and about 7 km from Nagarkoil lying between these two towns.
The temple is dedicated to Sri Sthanumalayan. The word denotes Siva, Vishnu and Brahma as. Sthanu represents Siva, Mal represents Vishnu while Ayan represents Brahma, means Siva, Vishnu and Brahma in “One Form”.
Suchindrum means the place where Indra attained “Suchi” (Purification). It is believed that Indra suffered a curse from sage Gowthama, when he stealthily cast amorous glances at Ahalya the wife of Gowthama. Not able to withstand the mortification brought about by the curse, Indra had to seek immediate redemption. He came to ‘Gnana Aranya’ as this place was then called and offered worship to Lord Shiva. Relieving Indra of his curse, Lord Shiva granted him of his wish that the place where he attained purification should henceforth be called ‘Suchindrum’.

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