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Sri Kodumudi Nathar Temple

Significance

Significance


Sri Kodumudi Nathar Temple is located at  kodumudi in Karur . This holy temple is one among 275 Shiva Sthalams and is dedicated to Lord Siva.

This temple is a thrimoorthi temple and so containing the deities of brahma, vishnu, siva the name of lord sivaperuman in this temple is magudeshwara, the goddess part is soundhranayaki. lord brahma of this temple has no goddess part.

The name of mahavishnu in this temple is veeranarayanaperumal with the goddess part thirumangai nachiyar. lord sivaperuman of destructive duty, vishnu of protective duty and brahma of creative duty are the trinity of hindu spirituality system. This sthalam is fullfilled with three main features.

Agasthyar also worshipped here. In a test of strength between Adiseshan and Vayu, the five gems from the head of Adisesha were scattered.  A red stone landed at Tiruvannamalai, an emerald at Eengoimalai, a blue diamond at Potikai, a manikkam at Vaatpoki and a diamond here. The Vinayakar here is called Kaviri Kanda Vinayakar.

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Be rid of adverse effects of Ragu
  • Remove obstacle in wedding proposals
  • Child boon

About

About


This Sivastalam is located near Kodumudi in Kongunadu and is believed to be one of the "sikarams" "peaks" of Kailash. Severalliterary works praise the glory of this temple. Paandikkodumudi Temple is the 6th of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.

This is a vast temple with grand shrines to Kodumudi nathar, Vadivudaiammai and Perumaal and Taayaar. This temple has three entrances leading to the three shrines. Kunchitapaada Natarajar has both his feet on the ground, in contrast to the raised left foot.

The sun's rays illuminate the sanctum of Shiva and the Ambal for a period of four days in the months of Panguni and Aavani (Pisces and Virgo). There are several inscriptions recording the endowments from various royal dynasties.. The lion faced pilars testify to Pallava contributions.

Festivals:

Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in Chittirai (Aries), in addition to Aadipperukku where lighted lamps are set afloat in the river, Aippasi Pournami, Thaippoosam and Arudra Darisanam .

The temple has separate theerthams named as Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham and Kavery Theertham. Lord Magudeshwarar is called by various names as Paandi Kodumudi Nathar, Malaikozhundheesar, Magudalingar, Kodumudeshwarar, etc. the sacred tree of this temple is the Vanni Tree (It is said to be 3000 years old and its leaves are using in kavadi theertham).



Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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