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.