Saturday, September 26, 2015

Subramanya Swamy Temple, Sivanmalai, Tiruppur

Subramanya Swamy Temple, Sivanmalai, Tiruppur
Subramanya Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Sivanmalai near Kangayam in Tiruppur District of Tamil Nadu. This Temple located in a hill top at 400 feet above sea level. The Temple can be reached by 450 footsteps or by 2 Kms hill road. Though the presiding deity is Lord Shiva, the temple is famous for its Lord Murugan Shrine. Saint Arunagirinathar had sung Thirupugazh Hymns on Subramanya Swamy of this place.




Legends
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History
This temple was built by Sivavakiyar a famous Siddhar. It is believed that this temple may be constructed in 12th century. It is noteworthy that valuable gem stones are available in this region. They are polished and exported. These stones were exported to Rome in ancient days according to Pathitru Pathu, an ancient Tamil Literature dating back to 2000 years. There are 17 epigraphic notes in the pillars of Paal Venneswarar temple, another name attributed to this temple. Historically, the temple is not only a centre of spirituality and also a centre - University about the glory of this region in trade and commerce too. Sivanmalai was ruled by the Kongu Chieftains until the 13th century, and then by the Vijayanagar monarchs and then the Nayaka rulers of Madurai.




Of the 24-member states in the ancient Kongu region, Sivan Malai was the capital of Kangayam. The name derives from the fact that Lord Muruga is praised as Kangeyan. The other reason is that it was ruled by a community called Kangar. There are 13 epigraphic evidences, musical pillars, rare sculptures etc. speak the glory of Sivan Malai. There are thousands of mentions in literatures about the spiritual and political glory and importance of Sivan Malai. There are numerous historical documents about the place Sivan Malai undertaken by the Government researches in the year 1920.




The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 05.30 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. throughout the day.
Pooja Timings
Daily five Poojas are conducted in this temple. They are;
1.    Vizha Pooja - 06.00 A.M 
2.    Kala Shanthi Pooja - 09.00 A.M 
3.    Uchi Kaala (Afternoon) Pooja - 12.00 P.M 
4.    Sayaratchai (Evening) Pooja - 06.00 P.M 
5.    Arthajama Pooja - 08.00 P.M 
Festivals
16-day Thaipoosam car festival in January-February; Tamil New Year day falling mostly on April 14; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July; Aadi 18, Aadi Amavasya (New Moon day) and Aadi Sashti in July-August; Aavani Avittam and Vinayaka Chathurthi in August-September; Navarathri in September-October; Aipasi Skanda Sashti and Soora Samharam in October-November; Karthikai Deepam in November-December; Margazhi special pujas and Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Masi Magam January-February; Panguni Uthiram in February-March and all monthly special pujas on New Moon day, Full Moon day, Krithika star days and Sashti days are the festivals celebrated in the temple. The temple has festivals throughout the year. Girivalam is famous here during Pournami. Hundreds of devotees start the Girivalam from the Pada Vinayagar Temple at the foot of the hills.
Singers
Sivan Malai temple on the hill in the Kongu region in Tamilnadu is an important and famous temple and praised in Thirupugazh hymns of Saint Arunagiri Nathar. He refers to this shrine as Pattiyalur. It also has a place in the ancient literatures such as Sivan Malai Kuravanji. Innumerable Tamil Scholars have immortalized Sivamalai with their songs of praise. Sivanmalai is featured in the Sivamalai Puranam, Sivamalai Pillai Tamizh, Sivamalai Mayil Vidu Thoothu, Siva Thangaratha Sadakam and Thanipadal.
Prayers
Devotees seek from Lord Subramania boons for wedding, for a child, progress in business, relief from diseases etc. and they do get the response for their prayers. Circumambulating the Navagraha shrine 9 times promises solution to all the problems of the devotee. Sani Baghwan has his own shrine separately. Jura Hareswarar with Suraloka Nayaki on the hill offers total cure for prolonged fevers. Affected ones come here, prepare Pepper Rasam, offer it as Nivedhana to Lord and consume it then for total cure.
Contact
Subramanyaswamy Temple,
Sivan Malai, Kangayam Taluk,
Tiruppur District – 638 701
Phone: +91 4257 220 680 / 220 630
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Sivanmalai Bus Stop, 6 Kms from Kangayam, 6 Kms from Kangayam Bus Stand, 21 Kms from Uthukuli Railway Station, 27 Kms from Tiruppur, 27 Kms from Tiruppur Railway Station and 72 Kms from Coimbatore Airport. The Temple is situated on the State Highway between Kangayam and Tiruppur.

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