Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar temple, Karur

Sri Kalyana pasupatheeswarar temple is located in the heart of Karur town in the district of Karur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deities of this temple are Pasupatheeswarar, Pasupathi, Aanilai Appar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Alankaravalli, Soundarya Nayaki and Krupa Nayaki.

The holy tree of this temple is Vanji. The holy waters of this temple are Thadaagai theertham and Ambiravathi-Amaravathi River. 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 none.

According to the local legends, “Lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar, Karuvurar-Tiruvisaipa and Arunagirinathar in his Tirupugazh.This is the ninth temple of Lord Shiva in the Kongunadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.” The main festivals of this shrine are Jupiter and Saturn transition days, New Moon days, 13 day Panguni Uthira festival in March-April; 13 days; monthly Pradosha pujas, Shivarathri day in Febraury – March, Margazhi pujas and Arudra darshan in December-February, Deepavalli, Pongal, English and Tamil New Year Day celebrated in the temple that drawing huge crowd.

On a square Avudayar-seat, Lord Shiva as a Linga is largely slightly leaning is a swayambumurthy. In the month of Masi-February-March, on the Lord for five days, the rays of Sun fall. The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. It is the most sought after temple belong to the ancient temple category.

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