Agastya Fingerprints Change Vishnu To Linga Kutralanathar

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Agastya is one Sage who was worshiped by Lord Rama.

He was the one who revealed the Adhityahrudaya Stotra to Rama, when Rama was depressed in the Battle field, fighting against Ravana.

He was also present during the Mahabharata.

He is a Siddha.

A detailed Post on Agastya follows.

He transformed the Idol of Vishnu to Shiva Linga to signify the unity of Shaivism and Vaishnavism.

At a Saivite temple named Kutralam, formerly a Vishnu temple, in Tamil Nadu, Agastya, in one legend, was refused entry. He then appeared as a Vaishnavite devotee and is said to have miraculously converted the image to a Shiva linga. A symbolic meaning of this conversion is to show that Vishnu and Shiva are different aspects of the one and same God.

Kutralanathar Temple.jpg Kutralanathar Temple.

The temple has five entrances representing four Vedas and the one being the way of Pilavendhan who came to enjoy the…

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