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Sudarshana homam

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Dear signeswarie

Kindly let me know the significance of adoring Lord Anjaneya with erukka malai in Anjaneya temples in North India.
In tamilnadu in most of the Anjaneya temples we place garlands made of thulasi or vetrillai or vada each having
a significance behind. Grateful if my query is clarified and oblige.

Aum Anjaneya vithmahe vayuputhraya deemahi
Dhanno hanumath Prasodayadh.
There was another sect of rulers known as Adiamans, who of course were not as legendary as the rest. Namakkal, a temple devoted to Anjaneya can be attributed to a successor of the Adiaman clan.
The fort of Namakkal is guarded by a giant Anjaneya. The idol is so famous that it has been known as Namakkal Hanuman. There is also another Anjaneya on the banks of the tank, Kamalalaya. The difference between both the idols is that while the former is massive the latter is a wonderful piece of art.
The offering made by devotees to this temple is mainly garlands of cakes made of gram or the vadai malais. The striking attribute of this temple is that there is no roof above the God. The sun dries Him and the rain drenches Him. But He stands there, tall and commanding. There is also a bell on His tail and a sword on His hips.
Also spotted is a Narasimha temple opposite to Hanuman. It looks as if Hanuman is under the direct praise of Narasimha. The Narasimha is eight armed holding a prayoga charka, a sword, a conch and a bow. Hiranyakashipu is seen on His lap being torn into pieces. Hiranya can be seen helpless before the claws of Narasimha. There is also another exquisite piece of art in the temple. It is that of Lakshmi Narayana. This sculpture has been very elaborately carved and even the conch and the discus look outstanding.

In this temple, Mahavishnu is not resting on the Adisesha but seated. On either side are Brahma and Narasimha. There is also a place for Lord Shiva in the temple, symbolising the Shiva-Vishnu unity.
The story behind the origins of this temple goes as follows. When Mahavishnu slew Hiranyakashipu His rage did not subside. He was all hot with anger that even the Devas were petrified. They thought that if Vishnu were to remain angry forever, then the world would son come to an end. They approached refuge at the feet of Lakshmi Narayana. In order to please the Devas,
the Lord took the form of both Narasimha and Lakshmi Narayana, the latter being a sober manifestation.

There is an eye-catching piece of art in this temple of both Shiva and Vishnu in the same idol. The left side of the idol has Vishnu from the summit to the toe while the right has Shiva. The uniqueness of this idol is that Shiva holds a snake in His forehand. This sight is very rare as there is no other temple which exhibits this wonder. A blend of art, history and divinity - that’s Namakkal for you.
thulasi or vetrillai or vada each having IN ANJANEYA
Anjaneya is considered an Avatara of Shiva in North India. In the Devi temples of Himachal Pradesh you will find Hanuman statue in front of the temple like we have Vigneswara. Erukka Malai is special for Shiva.

Jai Bhajrang Bali Ki !!!
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Sudharsana Homa is of very special significance in Tantra. There is a specific Sudharsana Mantra which is recited and given in Ahudhi. This wards off all evils. Billi, Sunya etc.

In Kerala the Rakshai/Thayatthu worn by most people is Sudharsana Chakra written in Gold which is kept in Puja for a specific number of days and the above mentioned Sudharsana mantra recited. Then it is enclosed in a gold casing.
Jai Hanumaan

Anjaneya is considered an Avatara of Shiva in North India. In the Devi temples of Himachal Pradesh you will find Hanuman statue in front of the temple like we have Vigneswara. Erukka Malai is special for Shiva.

Jai Bhajrang Bali Ki !!!

In Tamil, he is known as sollin selvan. At the end of the yuga, he is destined to take the role of the Creator, that is Brahma. Such is his power, he is the only one to attain his position without going through grahastAshramam. I would say that neither Rama nor Hanuman could exclude the other. While at this, I would like to mention, Tuesday is of special significance not only to Hanuman, but also to Ganpati, Muruga, and Durga. We South Indians do not prefer Tuesdays for marriages; it is opted by the North.
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