Spiritual Tourism 44 - Heavens on Earth - Payammal Shathrughna Temple

 

 
This the last Temple which one visits in the Nalambala Darshana. The presiding Deity is Lord Shatrughna, the destroyer of enemies. Did He not destroy Lavanasura ?
 
Lord Shatrughna is believed to be the incarnation of the Discus,which adorns Lord Vishnu, the Sudarshana Chakra.
 
Payammal Vanidum  Sree Shatrughnane
Padaadi Kesam njan kaivanangeedam
Sree Hari Karamathil Ayudha makkidum
Sudarshana Chakrathin Avatharame
 
O Lord who reside in Payammal
I bow before Thee in reverence
O Avatar of Sudarshana Discus,
Which adorns the Hand of the Lord !
 
A lamp is lighted behind the idol of Lord Shatrughna and this is for Srutha Keerthi, His better half. Ganesh is the sub deity here

 

 

Annual Festival occurs when the Sun transits Aquarius / Kumbha and Moon tenants Pushya constellation.