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Astha Veerattha Sthalams



Astha Veerattha Sthalams:

Lord Shiva The Astha Veerattha Sthalams are eight sacred pilgrimages of Shiva where Shiva performed heroic deeds. They are:

1. Burning Kamadeva: Tirukkurukkai Veerateswarar Temple.

2. Cutting Brahma's head: Thirukandiyur Brahmasirakandeeswarar Temple.

3. Vanquishing Yama: Thirukkadaiyur Amritaghateswarar Temple.

4. Killing Jalandhara: Tiruvirkudi Veerateswarar Temple.

5. Killing Tripurasuras: Tiruvatikal Veerateswarar Temple.

6. Vanquishing Andhakasura: Tirukkovalur Veerateswarar Temple.

7. Destroying Daksha Yagya: Tiruppariyalur Veerateswarar Temple.

8. Killing Gajasura: Tiruvazhuvur Gaja Samhara Moorthy Temple.


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1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

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6. Puranas: Scriptures

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