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Vol. 3 No. S-2 (2021): Volume 3, Issue S-2, Year 2021

Alamarcelvan and Atalvallan

Dhanalakshmi N
Centre for Tamil Culture, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630004, Tamil Nadu, India.
Senthamilppavai S
Centre for Tamil Culture, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630004, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2021-04-30


  • Natarajar,
  • Dakshinamoorthy,
  • siva moorthy,
  • Alamarselvan,
  • Adalvallan

How to Cite

N, D., & S, S. (2021). Alamarcelvan and Atalvallan. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(S-2), 140-145.

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The origin for the divine forms of Lord Dakshinamoorthy also named as south facing deity and Lord Natarajar, which are commonly seen in siva temples are described in Sangam literature. It reveals the importance and antiquity of siva moorthy forms two thousand years ago. The two forms that are incorrectly featured in today's Saiva temples are the Natarajar Alamarselvan and Adalvallan, who sit under a stone tree and teach wisdom. Both forms embody glorious theology. Are of special interest in the Sanskrit literature of over two thousand years ago. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to explain the Alamarselvan and Adalvallan portraits and their philosophy, as pointed out in the Sangam literature.


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