Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar TempleOwing to its rich historic background, Erode is an urban center that is dotted with several historic religious sites that receives devotees from all over the world, throughout the year. When talking about the most visited and most popular temples in the region, Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple is a must-see temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva who offers his blessings in the name of Arudra Kabaliswarar. One of the most important Lord Shiva temples in all of Kongu Nadu, Arulmigu Arudura Kabaliswarar Temple is located in the city center of Erode and just 3 km away from the railway station.
History of Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple in Erode
He empathized that there was something underneath and on further digging, everyone got shocked to witness the presence of a lingam. The king finally apprehended that the blood was coming from the lingam and it was due to the hitting of the crowbars used for digging. The top portion of the lingam was disunited into four parts and propelled through the air to fall in four different places. As the head of the lingam (kabalam) was broken into parts, the deity here is known as Sri Kabaleeswarar.
The wife explained everything to the weaver who got back home. On hearing this, the weaver hurried to meet his chief to ask for help. On collecting the new cloth from his boss the weaver guaranteed his boss that he will pay the cost of the cloth little by little. He reached the temple and offered the cloth to the old man. The next morning, when the temple priest opened the holy doors of the gurbhagriha, he was astonished to see a new piece of cloth on the deity and the missing parivattam (sacred headband of the deity). The shocked priest informed the matter to one and all. People gathered there, including the poor weaver and his boss. The boss explained everyone that Thandavan collected that new piece of cloth from him last night.
Significance of Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple in Erode
In the inner and outer praharams, separate shrines for Surya Bhagawan (Sun God) along with his consorts Usha Devi and Chaya Devi, Gajasamharamoothy, Moola Vinayagar, Sthala Vruksham (temple tree) with Lord Ganesha and Goddess, Kala Bhairava, 63 Nayanmars, Chandran, Saptha Mathakkal (Brahmi, Kowmaari, Vaishnavi, Mahe’shwari, Indraani, Vaaraahi and Chaamundi), Goddess Durgai, Naalvar (Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar, Thirugyana Sambandar and Manickavasagar), Navagraha, Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Subramaniyar, Chandeshvara Nayanar can be found.
Close the entrance of the gurbhagriha, idols of Dakshinamurthy, Lord Brahma and Goddess Vishnu Durga are seen. The sanctum sanctorum houses a small lingam who offers blessings to devotees in the name of Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar. The specialty of this small lingam is that it has as many as 108 lingams carved on it. It is believed that the presiding deity was consecrated (pratistha) by Durvasa Maharishi from a pallikonda kolam (lying) position. The most important, rather unique significance of the temple is that the phenomena of sun rays falling on the presiding deity exactly on 25th, 26th and 27th during the Tamil month of Maasi (February-March), every year. A separate shrine for the Goddess Varanambikai is also found inside the temple complex.
TidbitsLocation and Contact Details:
Arulmigu Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple
Eswaran Koil Street, Ezhumathur, Erode
Tamil Nadu - 638001
Phone Number: +91-424-2267578
Tamilnadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (TNHRCE)
Historical Name of the Temple: Thiru Thondeeswaram
Presiding Deity (Moolavar): Arudra Kabaleeswarar also known as Thondeeswarar
Sthala Vruksham (Temple Tree): Vanni Tree (Prosopis cineraria)
5:30 AM to 12:30 AM & 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pooja Timings (Five Kaala Pooja):
Ushakkala Pooja: 6:00 AM
Kaalasandhi Pooja: 7:00 AM
Uchikkala Pooja: 12:00 Noon
Saayaraksha Pooja: 6:00 PM
Ardhajama Pooja: 8:00 PM
Mahasivarathri, Jalabhisekha, Pongal, Ekadashi, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai, 10 days Panguni Surya Pooja, Aipasi Annabhishekam and so on
Nearest Bus Stand: Erode Bus Stand
Nearest Railway Station: Erode Junction Railway Station (Station Code: ED)
Nearest Airport: Coimbatore International Airport (IATA: CJB, ICAO: VOCB)
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