Thenupuriswarar Temple - Durga Devi

Durga Devi

The shrine of Durga Devi is very popular here. Unlike in other temples, the Durga here is very soft in look and grace (Shanta Swarupi). Sitting on her vehicle Lion, placing the feet on the head of Demon Mahishasura, the Goddess appears in a Tribanga stature, eight hands, three eyes and jewels in the ears. Generally, the Lion carrying Kali would be looking on the right side. But the Shanta Swarupi Durga’s Lion here faces the left side. In her hands, the mother holds, conch, wheel, bow, arrow, sword, shield and a parrot.

According to legend, the Sapthavigraha moorthis(Seven deities of Shiva temples) and the specialty temples are as under the list:

Deity Place
Shiva Magalingam Tiruvidaimarudur
Chandikeswarar
Vinayagar Vellai Vinayagar Temple
Murugan Swamimalai
Durga Patteswaram

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