Sri Magudeswarar temple, Kodumudi, Erode

Sri Magudeswarar temple is located in the village named Kodumudi in the district of Erode in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Magudeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Tirupurasundari and Madurabashini. The holy tree of this temple is Vanni.

The holy waters of this temple are Deva theertham and Brahmma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Shivagama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tirupandikodumudi.

According to the local legends and pundits, “Saint Sundarar had the privilege of having Lord Shiva as his constant companion and is praised as Thambiram Thozhar-Friend of Lord Shiva. in his hymn, he says that the day would be inauspicious if he did not think of the Lord and adds that even if he forgets Him, his tongue would not forget chanting His name Nama Shivaya.

This is the 6th temple in Kongu Region praised in Thevaram hymns.”

The main festivals of this shrine are 11 day Chithirai Tirunal festival in April-May, Aadi Perukku day in July-August, Shivarathri in Febraury – March, on Pradosha days-13th day of new moon or full moon days, special pujas on on new moon and full moon days, Bikshadanar festival on Bharani star day in Thai-January-February, Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Aadi-July-August, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Mahalaya in Purattasi-September-October, New Moon Days in Thai-January-February, Shivarathri in Feburary – March, Karthikai Mondays in November-December, Aadi Pooram in July-August and Vinayaka Chaturthi.

It is one of the ancient temples in this region that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva and thronged by devotees and pilgrims in large number on all auspicious and religious important days with much festivity.

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