275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiru Venjamakoodalur Sri Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiru Venjamakoodalur is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Karur District, Tamil Nadu.    This temple situated at the confluence of the two rivers Kudanganaru & Manimutharu.  Therefore, this sacred land has got its name Venjamakudaloor.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of self-manifested Linga.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Thiru Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar with his consort Goddess Sri Paneer Mozhi Ammai, Utsavar Somaskandhar

Theertham – Vilwa Theertham/Kudavanaru

Mangalasasanam – Sundarar sung praising the glories of Sri Vigirtheeswarar.  Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.

Sthalavruksham – Vilvam

Worshipped by – Lord Indra

Festivals – Masi Makam, Brahmostavam, Thiruvathirai, Aippasi Annabhishekam, Thirukarthikai, Maha Shivaratri,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddess Sri Valli & Deivayanai, Nalvar, 63 Nayanmars, Panchalinga,

The legend has that Lord Indra was mesmerized at the beauty and chasteness of wife of Sage Gautama.  He decided to approach her with his evil intention.  He disguised in the form of a cock and appeared before the hermitage of Sage Gautama.  The cock made a crowing call before the early dawn, immediately Sage Gautama left the hermitage for ablutions.  After a while Indra appeared before Rishi Patni camouflaged as her husband.  Sage Gautama on his way to the river realized that he was at the wrong time, returned to his hermitage with a horrid feeling.  Indra was shocked at the unexpected appearance of Sage Gautama and prepared to leave the hermitage warily; soon Sage Gautama recognized Indra’s presence and cursed him.  Lord Indra visited many sacred places and worshipped Lord Shiva to get rid of the curse.  Finally, he arrived on this sacred land, underwent severe austerities praying to Lord Shiva and got rid of the curse.

This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

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