Piranmalai Kodunkundreeswar Temple is located in Piranmalai, Sivagangai. The main deity is Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parvati blesses devotees in the form of Lord Kodunkundranathar is"Swayambumurthi" and Goddess Kuyilamritanayaki. Piranmalai is a fortified hill looks like a Shivalinga attached with five rocky hills called Pandava Therthams dedicated to Pandavas. The construction built with the contributions from Pandyas and Marudhu brothers. Saint Thirugnana Sambandar glorifies this place as"Embiran malai" dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Sacred tree Urangapuli which is tamarind tree is considered as divine prospects of this shrine.
This shrine is one among the caved temples which has great Rajagopuram and goodlooking towers constructed under the rule of King Paari who was famous for his charity and having deep friendship with the poet Kabilar. The temple has three tier architecture represents the state of Universe Pathalam, Earth, Heaven. This shrine consists of Pathala loka temple with Lord Kodunkundranathar , Lord Viswanathar in the middle, Lord Mangai Pagar at top of shrine. The statue of Lord Mangai pagar with his consort Goddess Thennambal who is none other than Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is a combination of herbs. There is no Nandhi statue, flag post, balipeedams in this shrine made uniqueness of this temple. The hall called Devasaba attracts the devotees. and an interesting event in this shrine is Lord Shiva who is in the form of Swayambumurthi graced by the Sun rays directly in the months of October and November, March and April.In this Shrine is famous for Lord Murugan who is havingElephant vehicle instead of Peacock doprayers to Lord Shiva in the form of two Shivalingas namely Lord Chocalingam and Lord Ramalingam to get rid of dosha effects rised due to killing demon Surapadman.
As per mythological legacy, Once the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati happened at Mount Kailash. Huge crowd throng that place to worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in marriage attire caused huge instability to the world. Failing Equilibrium creating imbalances to the mother god of Earth to restore the imbalances, Sage Agasthya move to Pothigai malai following which he was unable to participate in divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Sage Agasthya offered his prayers to Lord Shiva to make his desire comes true, worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in marriage attire. As per his wish Lord Shiva granted him to see his marriage ceremony and made dreams comes true in this temple, getting blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are various sculptures which depicts the marriage ceremony of Lord Shiva surrounded by huge crowd of devotees admiring the celestial appearance.
The temple is kept opened from 06.00AM to 12.00PM and 04.00PM to 08.00PM. Great festivals celebrated in Kodunkundreeswar Temple.
The famous festival celebrations are"Chitrai Brahmotsavam" falls between April and May which is famous for remembering event of King Paari gives his chariot to Jasmine Plant,"Vaikasi Visakam" falls between May and June,"Thirukarthigai" festival falls between November and December,"Mahashivratri" falls between January and February celebrated grandly in this shrine.
This shrine is significant for relieving misunderstanding between couples and bless with healthy relationship.
This is famous to get rid of Venus related dosha effects by offered white clothes to Goddess Ambica in the shrine.
This shrine is famous for Lord Bhairava who is a from of Lord Shiva offering with Samba rice, garland made from vadai to get rid of memory related problems. The sacred water from Lord Bhairava is best to get relief from skin diseases.