275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruppukkoliyur Sri Avinashiappar Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Thiruppukkoliyur is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Avinashi, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.


Presiding deity – Lord Avinashiappar/Avinashi Eswarar/Kediliyappar with his consort Goddess Sri Karunambikai


Mangalasasanam – Sundarar


Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.


Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Goddess Parvati, Serpent Gods, Airavatha,


Theertham – Airavatha Theertham, Kasi Ganga Theertham, Naga Kanyaka Theertham


Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Subramanya, Kalabhairava, Navagraha, Lord Nataraja, Goshtamurtham – Lord Subramanya, Karaikkal Ammayar,


Festivals – Chithirai Brahmostavam, Panguni Uthiram, Aippasi  Annabhishekam, Arudra Darisanam, Maha Shivaratri,



The legend has that Sundraramurthy Nayanar arrived on this sacred land and witnessed a heart breaking incident in the village situated here.  He could listen to the sounds of divine musical instruments and saw full of happy faces gathered in a house and just opposite to this house he found people mourning at the death of a child.  Sundarar enquired the people assembled and understood that the two Brahmin children from both the houses went for a bath in the pond situated near the temple.  And one child was trapped into the mouth of the crocodile and the other one was miraculously saved.  The parents of the child who was returned safe and sound from the danger were performing Brahmopadesham for their son.   Unfortunately, the parents of the child who lost his life in this incident were mourning at the death of their dearest child.   The grief stricken parents approached Sundarar and earnestly prayed to him.   Sundarar was distressed at this news, went to the pond and passionately sung praising the Lord Avinashiappar.  Instantly, the pond was over flown with water and the crocodile appeared before him.   All of a sudden, the crocodile wide opened its mouth and shoved off the child to Sundarar. 



This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 1.00PM in the morning and 4.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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