Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) Temple, Kilapazhuvur, Ariyalur

Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) temple is located in the village named Kilapazhuvur, in the district of Ariyalur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Arundavanayaki.

The holy tree of this temple is Banyan tree. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma and Parasurama theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Sivagama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thirupaluvur.

In the hymns of Vallalar, Arunagirinathar and Gnanasambandar, the temple is largely praised. The temple’s festivals are Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November, Ezhur Sapthasthana festival, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Shivarathri in February-March. It is to be noted that on the Shivalinga, fragrant oil (Sambirani thailam) is applied. The temple is opened for public from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

During the period of Paranthaka Cholan, renovation of the shrine was done successfully. There is a east facing tower with five tier structure. There are shrines for Mahalakshmi, Lingodhbavar, Kamala Ganapathy, Murugan, 63 Shiva devotees called Nayanmars, Shiva Durga, Sapthakannikas- 7 maidens and Panchabudha Lingas.

Devotees and pilgrims pray here for immediate union with their separated life partners. People pray for the recovery from the sin of Brahmahathi dosam. Devotees and pilgrims of this region visit this temple frequently during all the auspicious days and religious important days. In this temple devotees and pilgrims after taking bath or having dip from Parasurama Theertham then Abishek is largely performed to Lord shiva.

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  1. Kar Thick says:

    now this temple is waiting for kumbabisegam,,,,,,,,,, next month they going to made ballalayam for that,,,,,,,,