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Ayonija concept in Hinduism - Not Born from Womb

Ayonija means that which is born without parents – not born due to copulation. Literal meaning is not born from uterus or womb. Ayonija is an important concept in Hinduism. It is believed that Mother Goddess, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are Ayonija. The eternal omnipresent divine being takes various forms out of will. Those that appeared through Ayonija never perish. All that is born due to sexual copulation perish in due course of time. Brahma appeared from the navel of Lord Vishnu. One of the most popular images in Hinduism is that of a lotus sprouting from the navel of Vishnu with Brahma seated on the lotus. ( you can read the story here ) Ganesha and Muruga were also not born from a Yoni. Goddess Parvati rubs her body, creates a boy, Ganesha , out of the material that appears from the body and asks him to keep guard while she bathed. Muruga was born from the divine spark that emanated from Shiva as a result divided into six and Vayu (wind) and Agni (fire) carried

Thiruindalur Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Thiruindalur Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Srihari is worshipped here as Parimala Ranganathar. It is one of the 108 Vishnu Temples or Divya Deshams . The temple is believed to be more than 2000 years old and is located at Thiruindalur in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu. Thiruindalur Temple is located around 4 km from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station. About Murti of Vishnu at Thiruindalur Temple The murti of Parimala Ranganathar in the sanctum sanctorum is in reclining form. He faces east. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum has Veda Chakra design. Powerful Murti The belief is that Chandra worships the face of Lord here; Surya , Ganga, Yama and King Ambrisha worships the feet Brahma worships the navel Cauvery worships the head Saint Tirumangai Azhwar praised Parimala Ranganathar in his hymns. The sacred pond in the temple is known as Indu Pushkarini. Chandra, the moon god, got salvation after taking bath in the pond. Mot