Third Corridor

 

         If you move from this second Corridor to the third Corridor your eyes will enlarge in wonder. Like the mercy of mother the third Corridor is also broad and big. There are 13 sannidhis in this Corridor. Pipal and Neem trees are grown mixed together.Underneath the trees the idols of Valampuri Vinayagar, Nagar, Angala Parameswari, Uchista Ganapathy, Prethyengara Devi, Gayathri, Maha Lakshmi,Meenakshi, Kamachi, Visalakshi, Raja Rajeswari, Savithri, Valli - Deivayanai - Subramanyar, Byravar and Thurgai are installed.

 

Saptha Mathas(Seven Divine Mothers)

         

        While Lord Siva was ruling Thiruverkadu along with Balambiga, Devas who were  tortured by demons rushed to Lord Siva and prayed him to save them. Lord Siva wanted to remove their sufferings and to give them peaceful life. So Lord Siva told Uma Devi alias Thiruverkkani that he is going to  the kingdm of Deva to redress their grievances and till His return He empowered Thiruverkanni to perform all the five sacred duties ( Creation, Protection, Destruction, maintain and bless) and gave her ashes from his body. 

    

     In turn, Goddess Verkkani ordered Agasthiar to select a place at north eastern side to rule the world. When Agasthiar was thinking about a place an auspicious voice said, "Agasthia! the place where you are standing itself is going to be a sacred one". Agasthiar when turned, Goddess came near him and said this place would remove all sins. She performed five sacred duties with the help of ashes given by Lord Siva. At that time she appeared in the form of seven divine powers. The seven divine powers are as follows:

1. Andarakkanni

2. Agayakkanni 

3. Bhramanakanni

   4. Kamatchi

   5. Meenakshi 

    6. Visalakshi

 7. Karumari. 

          All these seven divine powers determined to save this world and installed trident at Thiruverkkadu in Devi Karumari Amman temple. Agasthiar portrayed that trident. At that time a mystic voice told Agasthiar that  three of us would move about in many places; three others would rule at three different places.

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