Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Arulmigu Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple, V.Ayyampalayam, Tirupur

Arulmigu Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple, V.Ayyampalayam, Tirupur
Arulmigu Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple is located 40 Kms from the east of Coimbatore & about 20 Kms west of Tirupur and 4 Kms from Somanur situated in V.Ayyampalayam. Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple is located on the banks of River Noyyal at Palladam in Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple in the divine form of Shivalinga. Administration of this temple is done by Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Board. Daily 100 people are provided food by this temple administration under the Tamil Nadu Government’s Annadhana Scheme.



Geographical Position
Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan temple in Coimbatore is located at 11°03'46.6"N 77°12'47.9"E or 11.062941, 77.213314.


History
The history of the temple begins in the year 1777 with the birth of Chinnian, who later in life came to be known as “Ayyan" by virtue of his pious nature and power of healing. He lived a life of reverence as a hermit. He was blessed by a saint with ' Panchatra Mantra' which helped him to cure poisonous insect bite and snake bite. People thronged from all over to worship this great soul.



He was a devoted Bhaktha of Lord Shiva. He died at the age of 72 gored to death by a white bull. Bull is considered as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Chinnaiyan reared this bull and his attaining moksha on the auspicious Thiruvadirai day was indicative of his divine nature.



The Suyambu Lingam worshipped by Ayyan was consecrated under the Kiluvai Tree and is even today worshipped by his devotees. By the side of the Suyambu Linga there is an ant-hill. The soil form the ant-hill is given as Prasadam to the devotees. The soil applied all over the body is used to cure the ill effects of poisonous insect bites.



There is no notable archeological and architectural importance attached to this temple. It also does not have any “Sthala Purana” But this temple provides Thala Varalaaru of this temple.



Temple Speciality
The soil of the ant – hill under the Kiluvai Tree in the ‘Karpagraham’ of the temple has the power to cure poisonous bites, and various skin diseases. Permitting men devotees into the ‘Karpagraham’ to do poojas on their own is a practice unique of this temple and is never found in any other temple in the whole of Tamilnadu.



Temple Opening Time
The Temple is open from 05.30 A.m. to 08.30 P.m.
Pooja Timings & Fees Structure
Four kaala poojas are performed.
S.No
Pooja
Time
1
Kalasandhi Pooja
6.00 a.m
2
Uchikala Pooja
12.00 p.m
3
Sayaratchai Pooja
5.00 p.m
4
Rakala Pooja
8.00 p.m
S.No
Poojas
Price
1
Special Tickets
Rs.20.00
2
Abishekam
Rs.10.00
3
Archanai
Rs.04.00
4
Coconut Pooja
Rs.04.00
5
Nei Dheepam
Rs.05.00
6
Tonsure(With blade)
Rs.10.00
7
Earboaring
Rs.50.00
8
Four Wheeler( Heavy Vehicles ) Pooja
Rs.100.00
9
Four Wheeler ( Light Vehicles ) Pooja
Rs.50.00
10
Two Wheeler Pooja
Rs.25.00
11
Swamy Meravani
Rs.150.00
12
Amavasai Archanai (For one year)
Rs.300.00
13
Nithiya Kattalai Poojai
Rs.5000.00
14
Nithiayapadi Poojai (Per day)
Rs.500.00
15
Annadhana Scheme
Rs.2000.00
(100Persons)
16
Annadhana Kattalai
Rs.25000.00
Festivals
Ayyan Guru Pooja is the only festival celebrated for three days in the month of Margazhi (December - January every year). Apart from this, Tamil and Telugu New Year Day, Adi Perukku, Adi Amavasai, Deepavali, Karthigai deepam, Markazhi Poojai, Thai Pongal, Thai Amavasai, Maha Sivarathri and Panguni Uthiram are celebrated every year.
Services & Facilities
Annadhanam Scheme:
The Annadhana Scheme announced by the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is being implemented in this temple from 23.3.2002. Daily 100 Pilgrims get benefited by this scheme.
Guest House & Rest Room:
A modern guest house with four rooms, a block of six rooms, and another block of three rooms are available for rent to pilgrims. Free choultry are also available to pilgrims to take rest. There is Pongal Chavadi for pilgrims to make Pongal Prasadam.
Higher Secondary School:
There is a Higher Secondary School under the control of this temple at Samalapuram 3 kms from this temple with 1300 students and 40 teachers.
Contact
Arulmigu Vazhai Thottathu Ayyan Temple,
V.Ayyampalayam Village,
Palladam, Tirupur District
Phone: 0421-2322250
Executive Officer: 98842 52704 
Manager: 98945 76401 
Clerk: 98431 26628 
Email: ayyantemple@tnhrce.org, ayyantemple@gmail.com 
Connectivity
This Temple is situated 7 KM south east from NH 47 at Karumathampatti Point and 8 KM North east from NH 67 at Cottonpet point. The famous power loom centre Somanur is situated about 4 KM from this temple.
By Bus:
From Chennai one can reach Tiruppur by bus which is 17km away. From here buses are available to reach the temple. From Coimbatore there are plenty of buses to Somanur which is 20km away. Auto-rickshaws are available at Karumathampatti on NH 47 which is 25km away.
By Train:
Nearest railway station is Tiruppur Railway Station which is 17 km away. Local buses run from here to visit the temple.
By Air:
Nearest airport is Coimbatore Airport which is 34km away. Bus and taxi services are available to access the temple.

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