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Abhicharika Form of Vishnu Worshipped

Four forms of Bhagvan Vishnu are worshiped in temples and sacred places. They are Yoga, Bhoga, Vira and Abhicharika forms. The abhicharika form of Vishnu is worshipped very rarely and is done by those people who have evil designs. Abhicharika form of Vishnu is worshipped for the purpose of defeating enemies. To cause damage and death on enemies. As the murti is inauspicious and unfit, it is not worshipped in temples. Such murtis are usually installed in forests, mountains, marshy tracts, forts and in secret places. The murt is in the usual form of Vishnu worshipped in temples. It is immovable.

Sugavaneswarar Temple at Salem in Tamil Nadu

Dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, Sugavaneswarar Temple at Salem in Tamil Nadu is a 500-year-old temple spread over two acres of land in the heart of Salem town. The Rajaganapathy temple and the Kashi Vishwanathar Temple are two equally popular subsidiary shrines in the large temple complex. The temple is located on the banks of Manimuthar River . The main linga that is worshipped in the temple is Swayambhu – appeared on its own. The linga is slightly slanted. The main murti of Shiva in the temple is believed to have been worshipped by Suka Muni, Kamadhenu and Adi Sesha. The temple is also associated with saint poetess Avvaiyar. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in a separate shrine as Swarnambigai, Maragathavalli and Patchivalli. Legends of Sugavaneswarar Temple at Salem Legend has it that the temple was one among the five temples visited by Bheema, the second of the Pandava Brothers.  The temple and the place is known as Sukha Vanam as Suka Rishi worshipped the Shiv