Rudra Koteeswarar temple, Chaturvedimangalam, Sivaganga

Sri Rudra Koteeswarar temple is located in the village named Chaturvedimangalam, in the district of Sivaganga, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Rudra Koteeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Atma Nayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Lime. The holy waters of this temple are Surya and Chandra Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Mattiyur.

The festivals that are marked with festivity in this temple are amil Margazhi month –December-January, 10 day Masi Brahmmotsava, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Pongal, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Deepavalli, Amavasya days, Tamil and English New Year according to the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar,  Pournima days and Vaikunta Ekadashi.

According to the local legends and pundits, “The temple is praised by Saint Muthu Vaduga Chithar in his hymns. Sun God worships Lord Shiva in the temple by submitting his rays on Lord for a week in Aavani-August-September and for a week in Masi-February-March. Lord Brahmma is in this place in the form of a hill.” The shrine is broadily open for all from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. it is to be noted that a popular dish of Tamilnadu, Dosa is the nivedhana to Lord. In the form of a snake, there is a hill nearby this shrine known as Aravan Malai by the local population.

Address: Sri Rudrakoteeswarar Temple, Chaturvedimanagalam, Sivaganga district. Tamil Nadu

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