Monday, December 21, 2015

Arasaleeswarar Temple, Thiru Arasili, Villupuram

Arasaleeswarar Temple, Thiru Arasili, Villupuram
Arasaleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Siva located at Thiru Arasili, presently called as Ozhinthiyapattu in Villupuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Arasaleeswarar / Arasili Naathar / Ashwatheswarar and Mother is called as Periya Nayaki / Azhagiya Nayagi. This is one of the 276 Devara Padal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 31st Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Tirugnanasambandar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. This temple has been praised in the Padmapuranam.









Legends
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History
The Temple is over 1300 years and believed to have been built by the kings of Chalukyas. 



The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.30 PM to 07.30 PM. 
Festivals
10-day Vaikasi Brahmotsavam in May-June, Maha Shivarathri in February-March and Tirukarthikai in November-December is the festivals celebrated in the temple. Since the kings from the Chalukya dynasty worshiped Lord Shiva on Prathosam days here, poojas on Prathosam days is famous.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Since this temple’s Sthala Viruksham (peepal tree) is related to star Poosam, this temple is considered as a Parihara Sthalam for Poosam Nakshatram. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva here will grant the boon of childbirth to childless couples. It is believed that performing an abishek to Lord with the leaves of Arasu tree would bring back the positions lost by the devotee earlier and also reward with promotions. Realizing their wishes, devotees offer vastras to Lord and Mother and do Angapradakshinam-rolling around the prakara.
Contact
Arasaleeswarar Temple,
Ozhinthiyapattu, Vanur Taluk,
Villupuram District – 605 109
Phone: +91 4147 235 472
Connectivity
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