Monday, May 16, 2016

Nageswaraswami Temple, Koduvai, Tirupur

Nageswaraswami Temple, Koduvai, Tirupur
Nageswaraswami Temple is located in a sleepy hamlet of Koduvai in Tirupur District of Tamilnadu. The devotee can worship Mothers Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi in a single temple here.

Legends
There lived a person in Kancheepuram about 1200 years ago born blind.  As a staunch devotee of Lord Ekambaranathar, he worshipped him every day without fail seeking vision boon. Lord granted him vision for one eye.  When he begged for the vision of the other eye, Lord advised him to visit the temple of Lord Nageswarar accompanied by Mother Govardanambika in Koduvai in the Kongu region where he will be blessed with the vision for the other eye too.  He duly followed the advice and recovered vision of the other eye too, according to hearsay stories. 
The Temple
The Deepa Sthamba – Light Post -of the temple is made of a single stone. There is a separate shrine for Sani Bhagwan. Behind this are the Navagrahas the nine planets on a stage-platform. Going round this shrine shall be the shrine of Lord Bhairava.  Moon is before Lord Bhairava and Sun next. This is a stone temple – Kattrali Koil of 12th century. Lord Ganapathi graces from the Kannimoola corner. There is also a Vinayaka under the tamarind tree in the temple. 
Mother’s shrine is in front of Lord Ganapathi.  According to epigraphic findings, Koduvai was known as Mullai Vanam earlier. Lord Nageswaraswami is all merciful to his devotees.  Left of this shrine is Lord Nataraja. Lord Dakshinamurthi and Mother Durga are on the Goshta with Lord Chandikeswara nearby. Lord Muruga blesses the devotees with his consorts Valli and Deivanai.
The temple has a beautiful garden – Nandavanam – with Jasmine, Arali, Nandhiavattai plants.  Mothers Lakshmi and Saraswathi adore the artificial tank in the temple. There is a 7 feet tall anthill here.  Those seeking wedding boon pray here. They strongly believe that their prayers would be responded as soon as possible. Above all, the temple is famous for Rahu-Ketu serpent planet worship for relief from their adverse effects.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Besides Pradoshams each month, the temple celebrates Shivrathri in February-March.
Prayers
Those awaiting marriage pray to Lord for happy and early results. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Contact
Sri Nageswaraswami Temple,
Koduvai, Tiruppur district
Connectivity
Koduvai is 15 km from Tiruppur on the Darapuram road. It is well connected to Tirupur by Bus. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tirupur & Nearest Airport is located at Coimbatore.

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