Rathnagiriswarar Temple, Ayyarmalai, Karur

Sri Rathnagiriswarar temple is located in the village named Ayyarmalai, in the district of Karur in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Rathnagiriswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are none.

The holy tree of this temple is none. 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 Ayyarmalai.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, in a day, nearly 15,000 devotees, pilgrims and tourists visit this temple. During the festive days and religious auspicious days, ten thousand visitors throng this temple. This particular temple is a significant symbol and a divine place for the Tamil people. Shivarathri is celebrated in a festive manner in this temple. A large number of devotees and pilgrims indulge in prayers, rituals and homams on this auspicious day with great devotion and dedication.

The temple’s architecture and culture reflects Dravidian architecture temple style. According to the local legends, this temple was mostly built in 12th and 13th centuries. A large number of devotees and pilgrims throng this temple daily plus on all auspicious days and festive days. The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims from early morning to mid-noon and later in the early evening hours to dusk. It is situated amidst picturesque surroundings. Shivarathri is the main day with the participation of devotees and pilgrims at this temple.

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