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Consecration

The Jeernodharana Ashtabandhana Maha Kumbabhishekam of the ancient shrine of Sri Parvathy Samedha Sri Baleswarar temple at Tiruthalaiyur in Nannilam taluk (17 km south of Mayiladuthurai and on the Nedungadu-Karaikal route via Kollumaangudi) will be held on November 3.

According to legend, Pasupathiyar, who was residing in Tiruthalaiyur village, used to chant `Sri Rudram' continuously and attained mukti. K.Jayaraman, secretary of Sri Rudra Pasupathy Nayanar Narpani Mandram, Thiruthalaiyur, said in a communication that the village came to be known as Thalaiyur as a result of an anecdote.

Pasupathiyar continued to chant Sri Rudram standing in the neck-deep water of the village tank. Pasupathiyar's body is believed to have been eaten away by fishes leaving behind only his bones. Therefore, he earned the name Rudra Pasupathiyar.

Sundaramoorthy Nayanar, Nambiyandar Nambi and Sekkizhar have also described the importance of the village in their works. After 40 years, the temple has been renovated.

T.V.Surianarayanan, a retired commercial tax officer of Puducherry Government, recalled the history of the temple and the endowment by his forefathers of a few acres in the name of the temple. His father, late T.N.Vaithianathaswamy Aiyar, had maintained the temple and routine pujas were also conducted.

He had handed the temple over to the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Administration) Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu in his last days. The Tirukkayilaya Parambarai Dharumai Adheenam has brought out literary works and other publications.

Renovation completed

The task of de-weeding the temple and its restoration has been quite challenging.

According to Surianarayanan, the cost of renovation was met from devotees' donations. The kumbabhishekam of the main shrine is scheduled for 10 a.m. on November 3. The consecration of shrines dedicated to Sri Mariamman, Sri Ayyanar and Sri Madathu Pillaiyar will be held a few hours in advance.

S. NADARAJAN

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