Northdale: donors open Abhirami temple

2011-05-09 00:00

A NEW temple in Northdale, Sri Abhirami Ammen Alayam, was presented to donors at the Northdale Siva Nyana Sabha on Saturday evening.

One of the chief architects involved in the building of the temple with a dedicated team is Sagren Phillips, who is steeped in Hindu religion and culture.

Abhirami is the goddess of Thirukadayur near Mayiladu Thurai town in modern-day Tamil Nadu. The Lord Shiva who presides over the temple is called Amritha Gateswarar.

While transporting the nectar (amritha) which the Devatas had received by churning the ocean of milk, the Devas kept a pot of amritha in Thirukadayur.

The pot became one with the land and became the siva linga, the symbol representing Lord Shiva on Earth. It is also believed that it is at this temple that the sage Markandeya prayed that Lord Shiva could avoid death forever.

Abhirami means “She who is attractive every moment of time”. The goddess is believed to be extremely powerful and fulfills the wishes of all her devotees.

 

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