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Thirupuvanam, Sivaganga

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Country  India
Language spoken  Tamil
State  Tamil Nadu
District  Sivaganga

Thirupuvanam is a panchayat town in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Map of Thirupuvanam, Sivaganga

Thirupuvanam is situated nearby the Holy Madurai City. It is in the Madurai-Rameswaram National Highway and 18 k.m. away from Madurai. As like Madurai, this city is also situated in the southern bank of river Vaigai.

Before the 7th century AD in Tamil Nadu, Jainism and Buddhism were the dominated religions. During that period the four great Saivaite Quartet restores the pristine glory of Saivism. They traveled far and wide in the Pandya kingdom extolling and singing the glory of God. There are 14 Shrines where their songs are available. These 14 Shrines in the Pandiya Kingdom are known as Pandi-14. Amongst the 14 Shrines, Madurai, the Capital of the Pandiya Kingdom is the most ancient. But the city was ravaged due to the war of Lord Indra, the curse of Kannagi, which consumed Madurai, and the spate in the river Vaigai was brought back to life again and again but the only Shrine which maintains its ancient glory is Thirupuvanam. It is said that Goddess Parvati, to expiate from her sin, sat under the Parijatha Tree for Penance.

The glories of the Thirupuvanam are narrated in Brahma-vaivarta puranam ( Sanskrit). And it was translated in the Tamil Language and named as "Thirupuvana Puranam" by Kandasamy Pulavar.

More over the glories of Thirupuvanam are narrated in 3 episodes in Thiruvillaiyadar Puranam of Paranjothi Munivar.


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