is located in the town of Sirkazhi known for its Shivastalam - a vast temple complex enshrining
Bhramapureeswarar, Toniappar and Sattainathar. Sirkazhi is also the
birthplace of the Saivite saint Tirugnanasambandar. Kaazhicheeraamavinnagaram is also
known as Pataleekavanam, Uttamakshetram.
The temple: This east facing
temple has two prakarams and a 3 tiered rajagopuram. There are slso shrines to
Ganesha, Andal, Rama, Krishna and the Alwars.
Legends: Legend has it that Vishnu blessed Romesa muni with a vision
of Trivikrama with his left foot raised in the gesture of dominating the three worlds.
Deities: The Moolavar here is Trivikraman - in the gesture of
dominating the three worlds - facing east; Taayaar here is Lokanayaki. The Utsavars are
Trivikrama Narayanan and Mattavizhkuzhali. The other Divya Desams enshrining Trivikrama
are Tiru Oorakam (Kanchipuram) , Tirukkovilur and Tiruneermalai.
The image above is that of the grand Ulagalanda Perumaal temple complex at