Thursday, March 15, 2012

Palllikondeswaraswamy Temple, Surutupally

Surya, Chandra, Brahma, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Maarkandeyar, Agasthair, Valmiki, Indran, Naradar, Parvati sametha Parameswara.
 Sri PalliKondeshwarar temple (Suratpalli, Chottor dist, AP) Lord Siva in Sleeping position..! about this temple;- According to Sthalapurana (history of the place), it is said that during the Ksheera Sagara Manthana Poison Halahala was the first to come, the Gods and demons then approached Lord Shiva to save them from the harm of poison. Lord Shiva transformed himself into Vishabhakarana Moorthy and consumed poison. The situation was such that if Lord Shiva did swallow the poison, the living creatures on the earth will die and if he does not, the Gods and Demons will be killed. Hence Goddess Parvati held her hand against his neck and stopped the poison from going any further and the poison remained in His throat without affecting His body. Hence Lord Shiva got the name as ‘Neelakantha’ (‘Neela’- blue with poison and ‘Kantha’- throat) because of the accumulation of the poison in his throat and Goddess Parvati was called as ‘Amudhambigai’. Lord Shiva took the rest here after swallowed the poison..!!