Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thirumuruganatheeswar Temple, Thirumuruganpoondi, Tirupur

Thirumuruganatheeswar Temple, Thirumuruganpoondi, Tirupur
Thirumuruganatheeswarar Temple (also called Thirumuruganpoondi temple) in Thirumuruganpoondi, a panchayat town in Tiruppur district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the present structure of the temple is believed to have been built during the Kongu Cholas period in the 10th century. Shiva is worshipped as Thirumuruganatheeswarar and his consort Parvathi as Avudainayaki.

Lord Shiva graces in the temple as Swayambumurthy. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines. The temple does not have a Rajagopuram, the gateway tower, a common feature in South Indian temples.

The temple is open from 5:30 am – 12:45 pm and 3:30 - 8:15 pm on all days. Four daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Brahmotsavam celebrated during the Tamil month of Maasi (February - March) for Sundarar and Mahasivarathri festival being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.

Of the five Sthalams noted for Siva Thandavam, Thirumurganpoondi is noted for brahma Thandavam. It is celebrated on the 10 day of Brahmotsavam in the month of Masi. This is the 260th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 2nd Shiva Sthalam in Kongu Naadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this Temple. The Temple is under the Central Archeological Department. 
Legends
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Temple Architecture
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.
Pooja Timings & Fee Details
Pooja Timings:
   S.No
Pooja Name
Timing
1)
Usha kala Pooja
06.00 AM
2)
Kalasandhi Pooja
08.00 AM
3)
Uchikkala Pooja
12.00 PM
4)
Sayaratchai Pooja
05.00 PM
Pooja Fees Details:
S.No
Pooja Item
Amount
1)
Archanai
2 /- Rs.
2)
coconut
1 /- Rs.
3)
Ghee Deepam
2 /- Rs.
4)
Vagana Poojai
10 /- Rs.
5)
Mudi Kanikai
10 /- Rs.
6)
Sahasranamam
10 /- Rs.
7)
Omam
25 /- Rs.
8)
Nagapradishta
25 /- Rs.
9)
Abishegam
25 /- Rs.
Religious Significance
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Singers
Sundaramurthy Nayanar has sung the praise of the Lord in Thevaram hymns. "Oh Lord, You belong to Thiruvottriyur, with the sacred ash adoring you enjoying the chanting of the Vedas. What that brought you as a security to the people of Thirumurganpoondi; I am unable to understand the reason". Thirumurganpoondi is the second sacred place in the Kongu region sung in Thevaram hymns.
Festivals
The main festival of the temple is the 13 day celebrations in the month of Masi (February – March) and Maha Shivrathri in the same month. Tirukarthikai in November – December, Arudra Darshan in December – January, Annabishekam and Skanda Sashti in October – November, Thaipoosam in January – February, Navarathri in September – October, and Vaikasi Visakam in May – June are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
·        Karthikai
·        Sasti
·        Pradosham
·        Visakam
·        Amavasya
·        Chithirai Varuda Pirappu
·        Vaikasi Visakam
·        Aadi Guru Poojai
·        Deepavali
·        Soora Samharam
·        Saraswathi Pooja
·        Ayudha Pooja
·        Karthikai Deepam
·        Margazhi Pooja
·        Thai Pongal Thiruvizha
·        Thaipoosam
·        Maha Shivarathri
·        Panguni Uthiram 
Prayers
Praying to Lord Shiva sincerely after a dip in the Brahmma theertham assures the devotee a total cure from mental diseases, curses and sins. Devotees install Naga (snake) on the banks of the holy spring. Performing abishek to the Lord after a dip in the Shanmuga theertham spring ensures child boon, is the belief. Devotees carry milk pots and Kavadi and perform special abisheks to the Lord to realize their prayers.
Contact
Thirumuruganatha Swamy Temple,
Thirumurganpoondi,
Avinasi Taluk,
Tirupur District,
Pincode - 641 652
Phone: +91- 4296- 273 507
Connectivity
Thirumurganpoondi is 8 km from Tirupur on the Coimbatore main road. It is 43 km from Coimbatore. 
By Road:
Thirumurganpoondi is 8 km from Tirupur on the Coimbatore main road. It is well connected.by bus from Tirupur & Coimbatore.
By Train:
Thirumurganpoondi is located 3.6 Kms away from Tirupur Railway Station.
By Air:
Thirumurganpoondi is located 33.2 Kms away from Coimbatore Airport.

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