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238. Tirumuruganpoondi


Location: Tirumuruganpoondi near Tiruppur .
(Kongu Naadu)
Shiva: Muruga Natheswarar, Skanda Natheswarar
Ambal: Muyangu Poon Mulaiyammai, Lingabhooshana Stananbika
Vriksham: Mullai
Theertham: Subramanya Koopam
Patikam : Sundarar
Travel Base: Coimbatore
Description:This is one of the 7 Shivastalams in Kongu Nadu, and a protected monument. This temple  is regarded as the 2nd of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.

Legends: Subramanyar is said to have worshipped Shiva here after his heroic Soorasamharam,; Durvasar is said to have brought the Mullai tree stala vriksham from Karpaka Lokam. It is believed that worshipping here, relieves those with mental ailments.

Sundarar & Cheraman Perumal upon arriving here lost their wealth to a group of bandits; upon singing his patikam recovered the lost wealth. There are 2 images of Sundarar here depicting his state of mind prior to and after the incident. Kooppidu Pillayar Temple on the way to Avinashi is associated with Vinayakar pointing out this temple to Sundarar.

The Temple: Several inscriptions are seen in this temple which covers an area of about an acres, surrounded by high walls. The Maadeswarar - Mangalambika temple nearby is considered to be the original Tirumuruganpoondy temple;A  large Nandi - visible from a distance substitutes the traditional gopuram in a mandapam situated in front of the shrine. Natarajar's tandavam here is Bhrama Tandavam. The sun's rays illuminate the sanctum during the winter and summer solstices in this West facing temple.

Festivals: The annual Bhrammotsavam falls in the month of Maasi (Aquarius), and the chariot festival falls on the seventh day - Magham. Bhrama Tandavam is the feature of the 10th day of the festival.Other festivals observed here are Arudra Darisanam, Kartikai Deepam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Skanda Sashti.

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