Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tirumuruganathaswamy Temple, Tirumurugapoondi

Location of the templeTirumurugapoondi
Lord Shiva known asMuruganathar
Female deity known asAavudainayagi
PathigamSundarar - 1
How to reach This Shivasthalam is situated 5 Kms from Avinasi on the Avinasi - Tiruppur road.
Temple addressArulmighu Muruganathar Temple
Tirumurugapoondi Post
Avinashi Taluk
Tiruppur District
PIN 641652

According to legend, Lord Murugan got Brahamahathi Dosham after killing the demon king Soorapadman. To get rid of this dosham, Lord Murugan erected a Shivalingam at this place and worshipped Lord Shiva. Later on this Sthalam became Tirumurugapoondi, a Paadal Petra Sthalam visited by Sundarar.

This temple is facing west and there is no gopuram in front as in other temples. The temple has come up in about 1 acre with high compound walls on the four sides. The main Lingam inside the sanctum sanctorum is two and a half feet in height and is facing west. To the right side of the sanctum sanctorum, there is a statue for Lord Muruga which is 5 feet in height. To the left side of the sanctum sanctorum the shrine for female deity Aavudainayagi is situated.