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Author Topic: Madurai Veeran Kovil  (Read 1623 times)
sundar
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« on: January 02, 2011, 09:40:02 PM »

Madurai veeran is a village diety for many villages of Tamilnadu and not just limited to Madurai.For many villagers in Tamilnadu Madurai Veeran is their family diety.Interestingly Madurai veeran is worshipped in Malaysia,Reunion,Vietnam and some Carribean islands.Very long time ago, there was an invincible warlord by name Sangili Karuppan who was terrorizing the people of Madurai that was ruled at that time by the king Thirumalai Nayakkar. Madurai Veeran, finally, was the one who defeated Sangili Karuppan.After defeating Sangili Karuppan, Madurai Veeran was appointed as one of the generals under Thirumalai Nayakkar.Madurai Veeran fell in love with one of the maids in the king's palace. Madurai Veeran, married her inspite of opposition from the king who could not allow someone from the cobbler community to a marry a woman from a high caste. And Thirumalai Nayakkar ordered that the limbs of Madurai Veeran be severed. And so it was done. Madurai Veeran, the invincible warrior, who
fought for the good of his people was left to bleed to death.And strangely, soon after Madurai Veeran's death Thirumalai Nayakkar's body was found at the bottom of a well. And that was the end of his era.And for this reason, before you enter the Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple, you get to meet Madurai Veeran, the temple guardian.There is a temple for Madurai Veeran
near Meenakshi temple in East chithirai street before Pudhumandapam .Interestingly there is a Madurai Veeran temple at Tiruvannamalai Arunachala hill top. Please read the first hand report of trekking to this temple by blogger Richard clarke,a foreign national at this link which contains  beautiful photographs of the temple and Madurai Veeran.  

http://richardarunachala.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/madurai-veeran-koil-temple-on-east-side-of-arunachala/

Pleas visit the following link  for a detailed account of Madurai Veeran in Tamil
http://www.tamilhindu.net/t725-topic

Courtsey  http://srimuneeswarar.tripod.com/veeran.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 07:25:45 PM »

There is an 18 feet Madurai veeran Temple at Anumanthapuram near Singaperumal koil in the Tambaram-chengelpet route.For more details contact ph.044-24746692, or cell.9445504267 or at e/mail. srambipkp@yahoo.co.in

Madurai veeran temples can be seen in Kulalampur and Singapore also. The serangoon Road Kaliamman temple at Singapore also have shrines for Madurai Veeran and Muneeswaran.These two dieties continue to be popular as family diety among third and fourth generation singaporeans.
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