Peria Avudayar Temple, Manur, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

Sri Peria Avudayar temple is positioned in the village referred as Manur, in the district of Dindigul , in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Peria Avudayar – Pragadeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The festive deities of this temple are Natarajar, Sivakami and Pradosha Thandavar. The holy tree of this temple is Kadampa Tree.

The holy water of this temple is Shanmuga River. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this town is Manur.

The main festivals that are grandly celebrated with great devotion and dedication are Aadi Perukku the 18th day of the Tamil Month Aadi (July-August), Maha Shivrathri in February-March,  Aadi Amavasaya (new moon day), Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June;        Jeshtabishek in Aani-June-July, Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November;  Karthikai annual abhishek in November-December, Thai Poosam Theerthavari in January-February; Margazhi pujas in December-January, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, New Moon day in Thai month (January-February), Pongal, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Deepavalli, New Year Days according to the Georgian calendar and Hindu religious calendar and all monthly Pradosha days (13th day of new moon and full moon days).

Devotees and pilgrims from far and near often visit this temple in the region.  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m for all the Hindus. According to the local legends, “The significance of the temple is that it is facing west and that the stage of Lord is square in shape against the traditional round.”

Address – Sri Periavudayar temple, Manur, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

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