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Please find the attached Kumbabhishekam photos for your reference. Also the photo of the old temple. This is the 8th project completed by Akshayam Trust by Mahaperiyava's grace. HH Bala Periyava attended the Kumababishegam of Vanmeega Nathar too.
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So proud of Prabhu and his team.
May God SHOWER them with All the Blessings.
Here is a background about that Temple:Swamy Vanmeega Naathar is the name of the Lord residing in the middle of the paddy field, at Pilayar Palayam, Padalam, Kanchipuram.
Sthala Puranam of this temple is available in KANCHI PURANAM and is narrated as follows.
Once, all the Devas were performing Yagyam for the sake of attaining Glory & Fame. This yagyam was performed in Kurushektra. At the end of the Yagyam, unlimited fame and glory was showered by Lord Shiva. But Lord Narayana stole all the Glory and Fame from the Devas and drove them away.
Devas under the leadership of Indra could not compete with Lord Narayana’s Bow and Arrow. They started receding back. Seeing this Narayana laughed at them with pride and was standing with his Bow near an ant-hill (Puttru). Immediately Indra came down to Kanchipuram, installed and Shiva Lingam to the south west of Kailasanathar temple and started doing Pooja.
Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva appeared and asked about his wish. Indra requested the Lord to grant back the lost fame and glory from Lord Narayana. Lord Shiva replied thus “Indra, you take the roopa of the termite in the ant-hill and make the bow string of Lord Vishnu to break so as to get back the lost Fame and Glory”. Indra performed as per the words of Lord Shiva. By taking the roopa of a termite, Indra destroyed the bow which suddenly broke down the head of Tirumal (which was resting on the bow) and it severed and fell down.
By this the Deva’s & Indra regained their lost Glory & Fame. Since then, this place was called “ Chinna Maakesavadhaanam” with the river China Chenniyaru flowing through this place.
But soon the Devas realized that without Lord Vishnu, who was the real cause of yagya, they would not be able to receive their “Havi- Baagam. The Devas longed for the Havi-Baagam and became sad.
Once again Indra reached Kanchi and prayed the same Lingam to get the head of Lord Vishnu restored and for Him to regain His form. Lord Shiva appeared again and replied that Lord Narayana’s head would be restored back by the Aswini Devas and he instructed that Havi-Baagam should be given to them too each time during the yagyam. Accordingly Indra prayed to Aswini Devas and Lord Vishnu’s head was restored.
The place where Indra prayed and got his wishes full filled is call “Vanmeega Naatham” and the Lingam is called Vanmeega Naathar.
It is said that those who pray to this Shiva Linga will never have rebirth.