|GODS and GODDESSES|
Sthala Varalaru, dosham & remedial measures
The presiding deity Agneeswarar is
the embodiment of Sukran. Sukrachariar was the Guru of asuras. He had got
the blessings from Lord Siva after severe penances. In the Vamana Avataram
of Lord Vishnu, Vamana sought three foot steps of land from Mahabali, an
asura king. Realising Vamana to be no mere mortal, Sukrachariyar assumed
the form of a bee and tried to block the flow of water from the kamandalam.
Vamana picking up a pavithram blinds Sukracharya in one eye while trying
to unclog the hole in the kamandalam.
Sukracharyar has the prowess to bring
the dead to living by virtue of his knowledge of Amirtha Sanjeevini Mantra.
Using this mantra, in the asura war against the devas, he revived the slain
asuras. This helped the asura army swell. The devas prayed to Lord Siva
for help, who swallowed up Sukracharya in a fit of rage. After residing
in Lord SIva's stomach in a siddha state, he emerged from Lord Siva's stomach.
Sukra endows those who pray to him
with wealth, pleasure, wife, prosperity, vehicles. He is the next most
beneficial planet after Guru. If in a person's horoscope, Sukra is well
placed, then the person will enjoy pleasure, beautiful wife, wealth, house,
vehicle, good food, fame, love, affection, marraige, siblings, governmental
help, chance to govern the country/state and hold influential status.
If in a bad position, the ward will
experience a family devoid of love and ties, bad life, enimity amongst
family and friends, Kalathira dosham. By praying to Sukra these problems
could be mitigated. Wife, arts, sculpture, love, vehicles are the beneficial
aspects of Sukra.
The sthalam of Sukra Bhagavan is
Kanjanur, which is located 3kms from Suryanar koil, enroute to Mayavaram.
His wives are Subakirthi, Sundari and Sringini. The presiding deity are
Agneeswarar and his consort Iswari. He is the Lord of Rishaba and Thula
Rasi and faces East direction. The Adi Devatha is Indra's physician. His
colour is white; his vahana is the crocodile; the grain associated with
him is mochai; the flower - white lotus; fabric - white cloth; gem - diamond;
food - rice mixed with mochai powder.