Sri Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar Temple, Venjamankoodalur, Karur

Sri Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar temple is located in the village named Venjamankoodalur in the district of Karur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Panner Mozhi Ammai. The festival deity is Somaskandar.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Vilwa Theertham.

The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tiruvetkalam.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Sundarar and Saint Arunagiriar. Lord is all merciful and simple to His devotees. His hair is dressed with Kondrai flowers. The three worlds of the enemies of the righteous were burnt by Him. He dances to the music of people of Venjamakoodal during festivals. Oh Lord, please accept me too. This is the fifth temple in the Kongu region praised in Thevaram hymns.” Sundarar is the noted poet associated with this temple.

The important of this shrine are 10 day Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Mahashivrathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Deepavalli, Pongal plus English and Tamil New Year days are celebrated in grand manner in the temple.

In the sanctum sanctorum, Lord Vigirtheeswarar graces the devotees and pilgrims with His snake jewel (Nagabaranam) as a swaymbumurthy. This temple attracts the people from far and near.

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