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Maragadachaleswarar Temple, Eengoimalai, Tiruchchirappalli

Sri Maragadachaleswarar temple is located in the village named Eengoimalai, in the district of Tiruchchirappalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Maragadachaleswarar, (Trinajyotheeswarar), Eengoinathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Maragadambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is Tamarind tree. The holy water of this temple is Krupa Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Thiruengoimalai.

The important festivals of this temple are Pujas on all Full Moon days – Poornimas, Thai Poosam in January-February, Masi Magam in February-March, Brahmmotsavam in Panguni (March-April), Shivarathri in February – March, Amavasya days, New Year days according to Georgian calendar and Hindu religious calendar.  During the Masi Shivrathri festival, the rays of Sun directly fall on the presiding deity for three days. During this time, The Linga changes colour too. It is to be noted that most of the Lord Shiva temples are situated but this particular temple is located on hills in the district of Thrichy.

The temple is widely open for devotees and pilgrims from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. This timing is most convenient for devotees and pilgrims. It is to be noted that there isn’t any break in the timing. Special puja and rituals are conducted in this particular temple for Hindus. This particular temple is the most sought after temple in the district and south India. People from far and near visit this temple with much devotion and dedication.

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