Subramanya-swamy, Subrahmaṇya-svāmi, Subrahmanya-svami: 1 definition


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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

1) Subramanya Swamy Temple in (also spelled Subrahmaṇya Svāmi) in Tiruchendur (or Tirucendur/Tirucentur), representing a sacred place for the worship of Murugan.—The devotee enters the [Subramanya Swamy Temple] and finds the guards of the main deity by name Vīra Mārthāndar and Vīra Kesari at the entrance of the ardha maṇḍapa. The guards are found standing in samapāda-sthānaka with two hands. The right hand is in sūcī and the left hand is in nidrā-hasta placed on the mace. Then the devotee enters the main sanctum where he/she finds the mūla-bera of Lord Ṣanmukhan (Ṣaṇmukha).

2) Subramanya Swamy (Subramaṇya Svāmi) is also the name of a Temple in Thiruparankundram or Parankundram (Paraṅkuṉṟam), representing another one of the six abodes of Murugan.—Thiruparankundram is adjacent to Madurai with lofty hills surrounding it. It is famous for the Subramaṇya Svāmi Temple. Thiruparankundram was one of the fourteen sthalas of the Pandyas. The temple is situated at the foot of the hill. The hill is called the Tirupuraṅgiri, the Kanda Madanam and the Kanda Malai. The whole structure of a rock is cut into a temple, with hollowed out pillars, platforms and inner shrines. Lord Śiva is called Palamgirināthar.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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