Alangudi Sthala varalaru, doshams and remedial measures
The Devas, when churning the paarkadal for nectar,
were hindered by the poisonous fumes from the snake Vasuki and
prayed to Lord Siva for deliverance. Lord Siva consumed the
deadly poison (Ala Visham), thus giving rise to the name Alangudi
to this sthalam and the Lord came to be called Aabathsagayar.
Lord Ganesha subdued Gajamuhasuran who gave the Devas a horrid
time and he is thus worshipped in this sthalam as
'Kalangaamal kaatha Vinayagar'. Ambal undertook severe
penance and married Lord Siva and hence this place is hailed as
Thirumana Mangalam. This sthalam is the Parivara sthalam for
Madhyarjuna Mahalinga Peruman. This is the fourth amongst the
Panchavarunya Sthalas. Vishwamithrar, Thirumal, Brahma, Lakshmi,
Garuda, Ashta Thikku Balagas, Ayyanar, Veera Badrar, Mukunda
Chakravarthy, Suvasanan, Sundarar have worshipped at this
Lord Siva as a ferryman(boatman) was helping
Sundaramurthy Swamigal cross the river (Vettaru) which was in
spate, to reach this sthalam. The boat capsized hitting a rock,
when halfway. Lord siva seated on his Rishaba Vahana helped him
reach the sthala safely. Sundarar received his Gnanaupadesam
after his darshanam of Dakshinamurthy at this sthala. Fame,
wealth, siblings are the beneficial aspects of Guru.
The sthlam of Guru Bhagavan is Alangudi, 17 kms
from Kumbakonam enroute to Mannargudi. His wives are Tharai,
Sangini. The presiding deities are Kasi Aaranyeswarar and his
consort Elavarkuzhali. Guru is the Lord of Dhanusu and Meena Rasi
and he faces North direction. The Adi Devatha is Brahma and the
Prathyathi Devatha is Indran. His colour is yellow and his vahana
is elephant. The grain assciated with him is kadalai; the flower
- white mullai; fabric - yellow cloth; gem - pushparagam(white
topaz); food - rice mixed with bengal gram dhal powder.
Vrusha Dhwajaaya Vidhmahe
Gruni Hasthaaya Dheemahi
Thanno Guru Pracho Dhayaath
Gurum Kaanchan sannibham
Bhudhdhi bhootham Thrilokesam
The one who is the Guru of the Devas and Rishis, the one who
is radiant and intelligent, The Lord of all the three worlds, I
prostrate that Brihaspathi.
Propitiation of Jupiter (Thursday)
CHARITY: Donate a peepal sapling, saffron,
turmeric, sugar, a horse, or yellow flowers to a brahmin (priest)
on Thursday morning.
FASTING: On Thursday, especially during Jupiter
transits and major or minor Jupiter periods.
MANTRA: To be chanted on Thursday, one hour before
sunset, especially during major or minor Jupiter periods:
Guru seed mantra: Aum gram grim graum sah
RESULT: The planetary diety Brihaspati is
propitiated increasing satisfaction and facilitating marriage and
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