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The uniqueness of ThErazhundhUr as one of the 108 Divya Desams: Part 1

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Mar 01 1999 - 18:54:30 PST

Dear BhakthAs : 

Sriman Dileepan brought to our attention two days ago
the kaimkaryam at ThErazhundhUr and invited us 
to participate in that ongoing kaimkaryam . 

Although My village , Oppiliappan Koil is only 20 miles
away , I never had the darsana SoubhAgyam of the ArchA 
mUrthy of ThErazhandhUr until dozen years ago . I had just
completed a 45 page article on the Sthalam from New York
base and at the end of that article prayed for Sri Gosakan
of ThErazhandhUr to bless me with His darsana soubhAgyam . 
Two months later , my wish was fulfileld during a trip
to India on IBM business . At that time , I left a copy 
of that manuscript at the sacred feet of Sri Gosakan
via archaka mukham . That manuscript was resting here all
these years. In the context of the 108 Divya desam Web pages
project coupled with the appeal from Sri Dileepan for us 
to help with the project at this divya desam , I thought 
it might be timely to summarize the contents of that manuscript ,
which deals mainly with the 45 beautiful paasurams of
Thirumangai AzhwAr on Sri Gosakan ( Sri Aamurvuiappan ),
the presiding deity of this divya desam .

Details on the sthalam and the beautiful images of
the Uthsavar and moolavar are housed in the home
pages on ThErazhundhUr created by Sri Dileepan .
The URL for those home pages is :

http://www.cdc.net/~dileepan/ther/therazhun.html

The history of that divya desam and related details 
are nicely described there .You will immensely 
enjoy a virtual tour of this divya desam there . 

In my postings , I will focus mainly on the moving
anubhavams of Thriumangai at this KshEthram .

AzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan