Friday, June 30, 2017

Engan Murugan Temple, Thiruvarur

Engan Murugan Temple, Thiruvarur
Engan Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu god Muruga situated in the village of Engan in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. The temple was built during the rule of Kulothunga II. Though a Shiva temple, Lord Muruga enjoys greater importance here. Presiding deity graces in the name of Lord Brahmapureeswarar and Mother is called as Peria Nayaki Amman. The place is also known as Sameevanam. This place has been glorified in Thiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.
















Legends
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History
The temple was built during the rule of Kulothunga II. Sage Arunagiri has sung the glory of the place in his Thirupugazh hymns. The three Muruga idols at Enkan, Sikkal and Ettukudi temples were created by the same sculptor.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Festivals
14 day Thai Poosam-Brahmmotsavam in January-February is grandly celebrated in the temple. Other festivals are monthly Kruthika star days, 8 day Skanda Sashti in Aipasi (October-November), Karthikai in November-December, Masi Karthikai (February-March), Maasi Magam, Vaikasi Visakam, Karthikai Deepam Utsavam, Arudra Dharisanam, Aadi Pooram, Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year Days.
Singers
Arunagirinathar sang Thiruppugazh on Lord Muruga of this temple. Hence it is considered as Thirupugazh Sthalam.
Prayers
Devotees pray for restoration from impaired vision. They also undertake fasting on Tuesdays for good health free from any ailment and on Kruthika star days for prosperity. Those facing adverse aspects of planet Jupiter light ghee lamps on Thursdays and are blessed with wisdom, education and prosperity. Devotees also pray for happy wed lock, child boon, job opportunities, trade developments and promotion in jobs.  Lord Muruga takes all care of his devotees. Devotees perform abishek to Lord Muruga with milk, curd, honey, rosewater, sandal, turmeric, oil, scented powders, Panchamritham made of five ingredients etc.
They carry Kavadi, offer hair by tonsuring, sheep and cocks and their farm yields. They offer vastras to Lord Brahmapureeswarar and Mother Periyanayagi. Arrange feeding, distribution of Prasad to visiting devotees and offer what they could for the maintenance and renovation projects of the temple. The one wonder of the temple is that those suffering from impaired vision are blessed with bright eye sight if they perform Shanmugarchana to Lord Muruga continuously for 12 months on each Vaishaka star days.  
Contact
Subramanyaswamy Temple (Brahmapureeswarar Temple),
Engan, Thiruvarur District
Phone: +91 – 4366 – 278 531 / 278 014
Mobile: +91 – 94884 15137
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 14 Kms from Thiruvarur, 4 Kms from Simizhi, 34 Kms from Sikkal, 40 Kms from Ettukudi, 30 Kms from Kumbakonam, 40 Kms from Nagapattinam, 25 Kms from Alangudi, 20 Kms from Nachiyar Koil, 11 Kms from Kudavasal, 19 Kms from Needamangalam, 8 Kms from Thirukkannamangai and 110 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.
Engan is located in a side road that connects the Thiruvarur – Needamangalam – Tanjore road and Thiruvarur – Kudavasal – Kumbakonam road and so can be reached from either road. Enkan is located to northwest of Thiruvarur in the Nachiyar Kovil, Kumbakonam road and about two kilometers left of the main road before Simizhi. An entrance arch is there on the main road.

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