Marudandhanadheswarar temple, Aangarai near Lalgudi, Tiruchirappalli

Sri Marudandhanadheswarar temple is located in the main village referred as Aangarai near Lalgudi, in the district of Tiruchchirappalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The commanding deity of this temple is Sri Marudandhanadheswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Sundara Kanchani.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Bhramma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Aangarai.

The main festival of this temple are Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Tirukarthikai in November-December, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Thai Poosam in January-February, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December, Vinayak Chaturthi mostly during August-September, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Deepvalli, Pongal, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, Aadi Kruthikai in June-July, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 each year, Navarathri during September-October and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are celebrated in the temple. These festivals are marked with special rituals and homams in this shrine.

Lord Shiva facing west is a swayambumurthy in this shrine. The temple is open for all the Hindus from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. during the festive days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for long hours without any type of breaks.

Address – Sri Marudandhanadheswarar temple, Aangarai near Lalgudi, Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

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