Agastheeshwarar Temple, Dharapuram, Tirupur
Arulmigu Agastheeshwarar temple is a famous Shiva temple situated near Amaravathi River. This is the Ancient temple. People believe that, they get rid of all their problems, after praying to this god. This temple located in Dharapuram taluk in Tirupur District.
This temple is located in historical famous place of Dharapuram in Tirupur district. Dharapuram is also known as paranthagapuram, Rajapuram and Viradapuram in the ancient days. In Dharapuram at Amaravathi (Porunai) river bed, "Agastheeshwarar" temple is located.
According to the Hindu mythology, on the occasion of goddess Parvathi Devi’s wedding day, Brahma, Thirumal, Moppathu mukkodi Devar's are assembled at mountain ' Meru'. At that time , meru's north part was lowered . Due to this, south part got lifted up.
To stop this movement, Lord Siva sent Agasthiyar to Pothigai to make the earth equilibrium. On the way to Pothigai, Agasthiyar stayed at Dharapuram. He sent his follower's to Kasi to bring 'Śivalinga'. They made delay and did not return in time. In the meantime, Agasthiyar made 'Linga' in Amaravathi River's Bed and prayed lord Siva so, this temple's god called as "Agastheeshwarar".
After this consecration of Linga, Agasthiyar's followers brought linga from Kasi. It is established as ‘Kasi Viswanathar' in the right side of the temple. Panja pandavar's prayed this god Agastheeshwarar at their hidden life period.
This temple was prayed by Puthur Bhagavan Thirumalaiswamy. Every devotee who is praying this god they will attain all the welfare's and redeem from the troubles of marriage, employment, Heir's issue and mental - caliber. The devotees are obtained all the goodness to take bath in Amaravathi River.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple is open from 6.00 A.M to 8.00 P.M
· Chithirai Festival
· Aani Thirumanjanam
· Aadi 18
· Vinayagar Sathurthi
· Kantha Sasti
· Karthigai Virutham
· Margali Thiruvathirai
· Full moon Day
· Sankadahara Sathurthi.
Dharapuram is the midpoint connecting major cities Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirupur, Madurai, Erode, Salem, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul, Karur and Pollachi. Every 5 minutes, Buses are available from Tirupur, Erode, Palani, Coimbatore and Madurai.
It is located 79 kms from Erode and Coimbatore, 48 km from Tirupur, 72 km from Karur, 118 km from Madurai. Buses are available to all these cities 24 hours..