108 Divya Desams
Thirukkadigai
(Cholingapuram)
Thirukkadigai is located near Arakonam in the Chennai - Bangalore route. There is a temple for the Moolavar at the top of a hill and a temple for the utsavar at the foot of the hill. There is an Anjaneyar temple on a smaller hill.

The Moolavar on top of the hill (500 ft) is Yoga Narasimhar (Akkaarakani) seen in seated posture facing east.

Thaayaar - Amruthavalli.

Theertham - Amrutha Theertham, Thakkan Kulam.

There is a belief that if you stay on this hill for just half an hour (1 kadigai), you will attain moksham & hence the Thirukkadigai. It is also believed that Vishwamitra maharishi worshipped the Lord here for 1 kadigai & attained the Brahmarishi status. There is a sannadhi for Varadaraja Perumal with Garudan on the banks of the tank on the way to the top. There is a popular belief that worhsip at this sthalam will rid devotees of diseases and mental disroders.

The utsavar at the foot of the hill is Bakthavatsala Perumal (Thakkan). There is a sannadhi for Adikesava Perumal behind the utsavar. There are also sanndahis for Andal, Erumbiyappa, Thottachariyar.

The Anjaneyar on the smaller hill is Yoga Anjaneyar with Changu & Chakram (four arms).

Mangalasasanam:
Thirumangaialwar - 1731, 1736, 2673 (73)
Peyalwar - 2342.

Total of 4 Paasurams.


108 Vaishnava Divya Desangal

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