Alangudi Guru Temple

Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar Temple

Alangudi Guru Temple - History

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Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam or Tiru Irum Poolai is a Hindu sanctuary devoted to Shiva situated in the town of Alangudi in the Valangaiman taluk of Tiruvarur locale, Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is revered as Apathsahyesvarar, and is addressed by the lingam. His partner Parvati is portrayed as Elavarkuzhali. The directing divinity is loved in the seventh century Tamil Saiva standard work, the Tevaram, composed by Tamil holy person writers referred to as the Nayanmars and named Paadal Petra Sthalam.

The city was established by Rajendra I to honor his triumph over the Pala Dynasty. The name implies The town of the chola who took over Ganga (water from Ganga) or who crushed (the lords close) Ganga. It is presently a little town, its previous prominence just recalled by the presence of the incomparable Lord Maha Shiva Temple. The Chola domain incorporated the entire of southern India to the stream Thungabadhra in the north. For regulatory and key purposes they constructed another capital and named it Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

TThe sanctuary complex covers two sections of land and it houses a five level passage tower known as gopurams, one confronting the Apathsaheswarar sanctum and other towards North. The sanctuary has various hallowed places, with those of Apathsaheswarar and his associate Elavarkuzhali being the most noticeable.

The sanctuary has six everyday ceremonies at different times from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and four yearly celebrations on its schedule. The Brahmotsavam celebration praised during Chittirai (April-May) is the most conspicuous celebration.

The first mind boggling is accepted to have been worked by Cholas, while the current workmanship structure was worked during the Nayak during the sixteenth hundred years. In present day times, the sanctuary is kept up with and managed by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The sanctuary is one of the nine Navagraha sanctuaries of Tamil Nadu and is a piece of the famous Navagraha journey in the state - it houses the picture of Guru (Jupiter). The planets are accepted to impact the horoscope processed in light of season of one's introduction to the world and in this way impact the course of life. Every one of the planets are accepted to move from a star to one more during a predefined period and hence influence over a singular's fortunes. The Navagrahas, according to Hindu traditions, are accepted to give both great and awful impacts for any individual and the terrible impacts are relieved by supplications. As in other Navagraha sanctuaries, the normal love practices of the fans incorporate contribution of fabric, grains, blossoms and gems well defined for the planet god. Lighting a bunch of lights is likewise normally continued in the sanctuary. According to contemporary Saivite conviction, the energies dispersed consistently by Navagrahas can be directed in view of healing measures. According to neighborhood legends, Shiva, the master of the nine planetary gods, permitted them to uninhibitedly award wishes in light of dedication of the aficionados.


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