Saturday, September 26, 2015

Mahimaliswarar Temple

Mahimaliswarar Temple
Mahimaliswarar Temple is among the chief attractions of the city which was built in the 12th century. Constructed under the reigns of Narasimha Pallava King, the temple is dedicated to God Mahimaliswarar and Goddess Mangalambikai.

The highlighting feature of this temple is Rajagopuram, the main entrance of temple. Chithirai Sadhaya Ther Thiruviza is the chief festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

The Mahimaliswarar Temple is located near the temple town of Erode. It is just two kilometers from the central bus stand of the town. The temple has a great historical value and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is being dedicated as Maliwarar and is considered by the pilgrims as a very auspicious one. The main shrine in the temple is of Lord Shiva, but there is also a shrine of Maa Shakti. She is being referred as Maragadambigai. There are also shrines of Lord Ganesha and Lord Brahma in the temple. It is the divinity that is being considered as the biggest attraction of this place. The local people share a lot of myths about this temple.
Moreover, the local people do believe that their safety and security is in the hands of Lord Shiva, and they have the blessings of the almighty in order to win all types of obstacles.