275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thirumuruganpoondi Thiru Muruganatha Swamy Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiru Muruganpoondi is one of 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples built during the 9th century.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a Linga consecrated by Lord Subramanya.
Presiding deity – Thiru Muruganatha Peruman with his consort Goddess Sri Avudai Nayaki
Mangalasasanam – Sundarar
Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.
Theertham – Shanmugha Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Gnana Theertham, Noyyal River
Worshipped by – Lord Subramanya, Navagraha (Kethu), Sage Agastya, Sage Markandeya, Sage Druvassa,
Lord Subramanya worshipped Lord Shiva on this sacred land to get rid of the Brahma Hathya sin after performing the arduous task of beheading the demon Soorapadman. He arrived on this sacred land, consecrated a Linga and constructed a pond to worship Lord Shiva.
Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya, Goddess Durga, Lord Bhairava, Lord Saneeshwara, Navagraha, Lord Daskhinamurthy,
Festivals – Skandha Shasti, Maha Shivaratri, Brahmostavam, Masi Makam, Kruthikai,
The legend has that Sundaramoorthy Nayanar on his spiritual tour passing through this sacred land after visiting many temples of Lord Shiva.  He arrived on this place with all those valuable gifts obtained from Cheraman Peruman Nayanar.   Lord Shiva desired to hear the glorious verses sung by Sundarar, so instructed His Ganas to take away the valuables from Sundarar in order to examine his devotion.    Instantaneously, there appeared all the Ganas as hunters, they blocked Sundarar’s way and the entire gifts were stolen by them.  Sundarar was devastated at this incident and arrived at this temple of Lord Muruganatha Peruman.  He solemnly prayed to Lord, he passionately sung expressing his anguish and praising the glories of Him.  Instantly, the most pleased Lord Shiva appeared before him and returned him with the valuables stolen by the thieves.  In this temple Lord can be seen in the form of a hunter standing before the two idols of Sundarar, one in a distraught form and another in a joyful form after receiving the lost wealth from Lord.
Worship of Lord Thiru Muruganatha Peruman with his consort Goddess Sri Avudai Nayaki in this temple provides abundance of pieties includes mental as well as physical well-being and long-lasting wealth.
This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 12.45PM in the morning and 3.30PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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