Sri Medai Mahalingeswarar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. The temple is around Thousands years old. The Presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva consorts with Goddess Maragathavalli and Goddess Manickavalli. There are two peethas at the main entrance of the temple.In this temple, Lord Mahalingeswarar facing east direction. This temple is known for Bhairava sthala and also one of the star temples for Magha Nakshatra. As per legacy says, while returning to Ayodhya with Goddess Sita, on the way, Lord Rama stayed in the hermitage of Maharshi Bharadwaja and accept his hospitality. To honour Lord Anjaneya on the occasion, Lord Rama shared the food served to him with Lord Hanuman by drawing a line on the leaf. After that moment, plantain leaves grew naturally with a partition line, As per another legacy, Linked with Ramayana. The Jubilant host Bharadwaja came to this shrine to worship Lord Shiva, says the Sthala Puana history of the place. Goddess Meenakshi also bears the name Pancharaja Madhangi based on this belief the moment.
Maham Star Temple: Also, the sage is one of the five sages who installed Mother Meenakshi in Madurai. His reputation is beyond the power of words. Despite high power gained through intense penance, the sage was all humble in nature. The two Peetas at the entrance of the temple are said to be Bharadhwaja himself sitting there to have the touch of the feet of devotees on his head. Born in the Magam Star, special pujas are performed in his favour on this day. It is believed that many noble souls and sages partake in the pujas invisibly. It is advised that those born in Magam star should take Sage Bharadwaja as their Guru and worship Lord Shiva with Abishek and Archanas on Auspicious Magam star days, Panchami, Sashti, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Pradosham and monthly Shivaratri days to sustain a happy and prosperous life.Magam Star days, Panchami, Sashti, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Pradosham and monthly Shivaratri are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Temple Opening Time
Morning: 7.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 1.00 PM to 6.00 PM