Friday, September 12, 2008

Thiru Kolur Vaitha Maa Nidhi

Bhujanga Sayanam
Birth Place of Madhura Kavi Azhvaar
A visit to this Divya Desam will help one recover lost wealth

Located 2 kilometers South East of Azhvaar Thirunagari is the birth place of Madhura Kavi Azhvaar and the Vaitha Maa Nidhi Divya Desam at Thiru Kolur. The Lord is seen in a reclining posture (Bhujanga Sayanam) facing East.
Recover Lost Wealth
Legend has it that Kubera, the protector of the nine forms of wealth, once went to have a Darshan of Lord Shiva. Having cast an evil eye on Goddess Parvati he was cursed as a result of which he lost an eye as well as the power of being the protector of the wealth. To be liberated from the curse, Kubera undertook penance here at Thiru Kolur.

Lord Vishnu appeared in a sleeping posture and took care of the nine forms of wealth from the banks of Taamaraibarani. Hence the Lord is called ‘Vaitha Maa Nidhi’.

Another story goes that Dharma Gupta, a brahmin, was in financial distress not being able to even feed his children. He invoked the blessings of his Guru Sage Bharadwaja.

The Sage explained to him the reasons for his current state- Dharma Gupta who had been wealthy in his previous birth had become arrogant and did not share his wealth with the poor.

The sage asked Dharma Gupta to proceed to Thiru Kolur to undertake penance in front of Vaitha Maa Nidhi Perumal. Following this, he  recovered his lost wealth here at Thiru Kolur.

A visit to this temple will help one recover lost wealth. The Lord here helps the devotees in distress who offer their sincere prayers to him at the temple.

Namazhaavar refers to the Lord as Vaitha Maa Nithi

வைத்த  மா நிதியாம் மதுசூதனையே அலற்றி 
கொத்தலர்  பொழில் சூழ் 

அவன் சேர்  திரு கோலூற்கே 
சித்தம் வைத்துரைபார் நிகழ் பொன் உலகாழ்வாரே

Quick Facts
Moolavar     : Nishebavithan East Facing Sleeping Posture
Goddess       : Kumutha Valli, Kolur Valli
Utsavar        :  Vaitha Maa Nidhi
Azhvaar       : NammAzhvaar 12 verses
Time            : 730am-12noon and 4pm-8pm
Contact        : Balaji Bhattar @ 90472 17914 /Srinivasa Bhattar @ 99429 31701 or 04639 273806


Unknown said...

thank u for ur sincere reply sir. i visited all nava tirupathi temples as my plan. but i dont know wheter this temple is includes or not. otherwise i will make another trip also.agai heartfull thanks to u for the strain and pain taken by u for me. thank u sir.

Prabhu.S said...

Yes,Thiru Kolur Temple is part of nava tirupathi and is next to Azhvaar Tirunagari.

I am sure you would have visited this as part of your recent Nava Tirupathi trip.