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Swamy : Arulmighu DevarsingapPerumaan as Swayambhu lingam facing His thirumugham towards East direction. Swamy popularly called as Arulmighu VadaAranyeswarar.

Ambal : Arulmighu Vandar Kuzhali Amman, in a separate sannadhi facing south direction.

Theertham : Muththi theertham.

Thala Viruksham : Palaa maram (Jack fruit tree).

Pathigam : Sambandhar - 1,  Appar - 1 and Sundarar - 1.

Sannadhis : Sidhi Vinayakar, Subramanyar, Agora Veerabhadrar, Lingothbavar, Durgai, Pancha lingam, Kaali, Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal, Kaaraikaal Ammaiyar, Moonjikesakar, Naalvar and Navagraham are found.



Vada Aranyeswarar temple at Thiruvalangadu is one of the padal petra sthalams. This place was once a forest of Banyan trees and hence the name Thiruvalangadu (Thiru + Alam + kadu). Thiru means holy, Alam is Banyan and kadu means forest. Lord shiva is a swayambumurthy here. The Lord is facing East and His consort Vandar Kuzhali Amman is in separate shrine facing south. The theertham is Mukthi theertham and the sthala Vruksham is Alamaram or Banyan tree.

This is the temple to be worshipped by people underBharani Nakshatra regularly. By doing so they would lead a peaceful and happy life. It is even better if they visit this temple on the day of Bharani Nakshatra. Across the temple tank is the Thirumulanayaki sametha Muktheeswarar temple in the Rasi mandapam which has twelve pillars and the janma rasis and Navagraha images can be seen on those pillars.

1. One among Pancha Sabhai (Rathna Sabhai) is found in this Sthalam.
2. This Sthalam is called as Vadaaranyam, Thiru Aalangadu, Pazhayanur Aalangandu.
3. As the result of the complete bhakthi of Moonjikesakar, Kaarkkodi Muni, the perumaan showed his form with 8 shoulders, raising his left leg up near his head. This is one of the Thaandavam and called as Oorthuvathaandavam.
4. Siva Peruman showed His special Dharshan to Kaaraikaal Ammaiyar (one among 63 Naayanmaars) who walked towards this Sthalam with her head instead of the legs. Shiva Perumaan gave mukthi for Kaaraikaal Ammaiyar in this Sthalam.
5. Knowing the greatness and bhakthi of Kaaraikaal Ammaiyar (as she didn't keep her feet) Thiru Gnana sambhandhar stayed outside this Sthalam as he does not want to keep his leg on the Sthalam. But, in his dream, Perumaan showed his presence and asked him to sing a Pathigam on this Sthalam. As ordered, Gnana Sambhandar sang a Pathigam on this Sthalam.
6. During Maargazhi Thiruvadhirai, the Dharishanam given by Perumaan to Munikesar and Kaarkodaga muni utsavams is performed.

It is said that Mandhi the son of Saneeswaran was in penance and a lizard fell on him and it indicated a bad omen. He asked his father how he could get rid of the dosham. Saneeswaran asked him to pray to Lord Shiva and accordingly he prayed to Lord Shiva. The Lord appeared before him and asked him to do puja for a mandalam means 48 days at Thiruvalangadu. He installed a Lingam here and performed the puja to get rid of the dosham.

It is recommended to do the parihara puja on Saturdays since Mandhi is the son of Saneeswaran who is the Lord of Saturdays. You can perform the puja to get rid of the malefic effects of Ashtama sani, Ardhasthtama Sani and janma sani. It also gets rid of the malefic effects of Mandhi present in the wrong place of the person?s horoscope. The parihara puja is also believed to remove marriage obstacles. Childless will be blessed with progeny, improvement of financial status and students will do well in their academics.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • 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 Om Namahsivaya or 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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