Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kuttralanathar Temple, Courtrallam – Literary Mention

Kuttralanathar Temple, Courtrallam – Literary Mention
Tirikootaraasappakavirayar's well-known work Kutrala Kuravanji glorifies this shrine. Saint Gnana Sambandar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 13th Shiva temple in the Pandya region praised in hymns. Sambandar has visited this temple and worshipped Thirukutralanaathar and sung about the Sthala Vriksham in the second scripture’s 71st pathigam, the term courtralam is first used in Devaram. It is also found present in Devaram, Tiruvasagam, Thirukkovayar, Sivaperuman Thiruvanthathi, and Periya Puranam.
Sekkizhar also glorifies the town and the Lord in his Periyapuranam. Sages like Pattinathar and Arunagirinathar have also sung stanzas in praise of the Lord. Thirigoodarasappa Kavirayar has sung 16 literary songs about Kuzhaivaimozhi Amman. Tirikootaraasappa kavirayar's well-known work Kutrala Kuravanji, poetic drama (composed during 19th century A.D.) glorifies this shrine. This unique Tamil poetic form has Vasanthalakshmi as heroine, Sinki (Kurathi), nomadic tribal woman and foreteller making predictions about the hero and Sinkan (Kuravan) her husband. He has also compiled the Shrine history of Kutralam.

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