Courtalam: Couples bathe in Aadiperu on auspicious days and worship the Lords of Courtalanath, Parashakti, Kuzhalvai Lidhiamman at this place, it is believed that couples will always behave harmoniously among themselves. Let’s learn about the merits of Thirukkuttalanatha, who graces the waterfall city of Koortalam, on Aadiperu day.
On the day of Adiperu, there are celebrations on the banks of the river. Similarly, in the waterfall town of Koortalam, it is traditional to bathe in the waterfalls and have darshan of Thirukkuttalanatha. A large number of people have gathered to take a dip in the Kurdala waterfalls.
The proverb is the seed in search of a degree. After the hot season in Chitrai, Vaikasi and Ani months, the south-west monsoon rains will be good in the month of Adi. Aadiperku is celebrated on the banks of rivers to welcome this new flood which is rising in the rivers to the extent that the arable land can be sown.
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Adoration of fame
Sangha scriptures say that they worshiped the river as a virgin. In this, the worship of Sabta Kannis is special for that day. Changing thalis while wading in the river, maidens wrapping yellow ropes, praying for a good husband, Sumangalis praying to be a Sumangali. Adiperu worship is celebrated even today.
Similarly, worshiping the rising water in the Koortala Falls and worshiping Koortala Nath is excellent. Courtalanathar temple is the best. As everyone gathers to witness the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati in Kailayam, the North falls and the South rises. Immediately Esan called the wise sage Agathiyar and asked him to go south to level the earth. Agreeing to this, Agathiyar made a request to Lord Shiva.
Shiva and Parvati in marriage circle
Ian! I’m heading south now. But you have to show me your wedding scene in the south direction.’ He said to Agathiya, who had to worship him, ‘Go to Potikai Hill in the south. Eason vowed, ‘We will show you our wedding sphere on the Trikota Hill there.’ Agathiyar reached the south. Earth is balanced. Agathiyar had left for Trikuta Hill as told by Eason. Trikuta Hill means ‘Thirkutalam’.
Parashakti Dharani Peedham
There are three peaks Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in Kurdala Hill. Due to the presence of three peaks, Kurdala Hill is called ‘Trikoota Hill’. This shrine is the place where Esan resides and blesses the world by re-creating the world during the busy seasons. ‘Ku’ is genitive. ‘Talam’ means judgment. Courtalanathar is the arbiter of human birth. It is said that Parashakti here was the cause of the creation of the whole world. Hence the Peedam here is called ‘Dharani Peedam’.
Wedding scene for Agathiyar
The head tree in this temple is short. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides in this place as Kurmbala. Kurmbala Nathar also has a Tanichannidhi here. Sambandhar has sung Kurmbala Pathikam. The branches, fruits, seeds and seeds of this jackfruit tree are all in the form of Shivalinga. Kuralak Kuravanchi says ‘Sulayelanj Shivalingam’. The four doors of this temple are interpreted as the four Vedas. Small beautiful tower. Kurdalanath is standing with a temple in the middle, to his right is Kuhalvai Liyayamma and to his left is a temple of Parashakti. The temple is cone shaped. Ambal and Shiva grace the east. On the full star of the month of Aippasi, the marriage will take place near Agathiyar Sannidhi of Kurdalanathar and Kuzhalvai Lishiyamm. Eason and Ambal present Agathiyar in the marriage circle.
As Agathiyar touches and presses his head, oil abhishekam is performed here every morning for Isaan. Balm is prepared by boiling cow’s milk, young water, sandalwood and 42 types of herbs for 90 days and adding ghee to the extract. This anointing balm is also offered as prasad to the devotees. People suffering from rheumatism, rheumatism, body pain, back pain, persistent headache, stomach pain, eye pain can get relief by applying it. Every day in Artha Jama Puja ‘Kuduni Naivetiyam’ is performed to Koortala Nath. That is, they make a decoction with sukku, pepper, mustard seeds and some herbs and do Naivedyam. It is believed by the devotees that if they buy and drink this kasaya offered after the Artha Jama Puja, diabetes, cancer, ulcers, colds, coughs and stomach related diseases will be cured.
Bathing in the waterfall on Adiperu day
It is believed that couples will always be in harmony with each other if couples bathe in the waterfalls here on a good day. Chitrasabha, one of the Nataraja panchasabhas, is located near the Kurdalanathar temple. Tripurathandavam, where Lord Shiva went to see Umayamma only, took place here and it is known as the ‘Mahaparama Secret’. Today, on the day of Adiperu, we will take a dip in the Kurthala waterfalls and have darshan of Thirukkuttalanatha.
Today Aadi Perukku: On the day of Aadi perukku, the celebration along the river will be exhausting. Similarly, in the waterfall town of courtallam, it is traditional to bathe in the waterfalls and have darshan of Thirukkuttalanathar. It is believed that on the day of Aadi perukku, the couple worships Courtalla Nathar, Kuzhalvai Mozhiyamaman, and the couple will be united.
Story first published: Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 10:10 [IST]
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