Kodumudi

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  1. anurar20

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    This temple is a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Thrimoorthi</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Temple</st1:placeType></st1:place> and so containing the deities of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva The name of Lord Sivaperuman in this temple is Magudeshwara, the Goddess part is Soundhranayaki. Lord Brahma of this temple has no goddess part. The name of Mahavishnu in this temple is Veeranarayanaperumal with the Goddess part Thirumangai Nachiyar. Lord Sivaperuman of destructive duty, Vishnu of Protective duty and Brahma of creative duty are the trinity of Hindu spirituality system. This sthalam is fullfilled with three main features.

    Moorthy - This defines the thrimoorthi system

    Theertham - This defines the holy river Kaviri and other Holy water origins inside the temple, i.e. Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham viz.

    Sthalam - The over all divine qualities of this religious spot.

    Lord Magudeswara is called in various names as Paandi Kodumudi Nathar, Malaikozhundheesar etc.,

    Art & Architecture

    Kodumudi is a holy place with holy river kaviri and a characteristic feature i.e. Kavadi Theei'lham. This Kavadi with Kaviri water and Vanni Leaves are the symbol of Tradition during the pilgrimage to Palanimalai. This pilgrimage includes various type of Musical instruments like Udukkai, Thaarai, Thampattam, Pambai. Nathaswaram, Thiruchinnam, Thuththari and with dancing performances too.

    THE POETIC SAINT SAMBANDHAR who sung 11 songs on Lord Magudeshwara. Five songs by Appar and Saint Sundharar sung 10 songs (Namashivaya Pathigani) on Lord Magudeshwara. Lurtherly Arunagirinathar (Genuine devote of Lord Muruga) sung too "Thirupugazl" on Lord Muruga of this temple.

    Individuality

    1. The Holy and Mystic Vanni Tree without Flourishing and ripening is the Miraculous event of this temple.

    2. The last week of Aavani Tamil Month and 1st week of Panguni Tamil Month are the days of Special Dharsan During this periods the sunlight enters through the apeture of the Rajagopuram (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Entrance</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Tower</st1:placeType></st1:place>) and reaches the Swayambulingam i.e. the Lord Surya who mingles with Lord Magudeshwara. So this event happens two times, and Lord Magudeshwara blesses the Surya.

    3. Kodumudi is the place of Kaviri Mother. She turns from South towards East. River Kaviri with this divine personality forms a fulfillment in devotion and makes a satisfaction in the life. So the devotees can approach this sthala to receive the bless and bliss for the fruitful life by means of Thirumoorthi's grace.

    Hopes and Realities
    Obligations for marriages, child birth, covers a maximum part of prarthana, nexly people those suffering from physical and mental diseases are strongly believing this sthala for their remedy. There are different type of rituals, poojas are conducted by the Thirukovil for the benefit of devotees. <st1:place w:st="on">Lot</st1:place> of devotees succeeded and attained their goals by the strong hope and prarthana on Lord Magudeshwara. This sthala is famous for Navagraha Shanthi Homam and poojas relating the Navagraha moorthis. Devotees showing their gratitude to the temple by means of offering donations

    holy water points
    Theertham - This defines the holy river Kaviri and other Holy water origins inside the temple, i.e. Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham viz.

    Sacred Tree
    Vanni Tree (The tree is a 3000 year old living tree.)

    Festivals

    Chithirai
    Chithirai Festival begins with Flag Hoist and Car riding on the day of Hastha Nakshthra and ends in the day of Chithra Nakshathra with Holy bothing in the river at morning and dehoisting the flag the evening. During this Ten days of ceremony the Uthsavamoorthis (festive deities - Siva, Vishnu) will be taken out on different types of Vahanas for dharsan.

    Aadi
    The 18th day of Aadi Tamil Month is the day for Holy both in river Kaviri. During this function the Uthsavamoorthi will be taken to the river bank and there will be a function called "Deepam" conducted by Thirukovil, at 6.00 P.M. The Last Friday of the Aadi Month is the day of making Decorations to all deities with sandal powder.

    Aavani
    The Moola Nakshathra day of Aavani Tamil Month s a day of Siva, Peruman who blesses the living being at the river bank is called Pittu Thiruvizha. Rohini Nakshathra day of Aavani Month is the birthday of Lord Krishna and so called as "Krishna Jayanthi". These festival is conducted for two days with the procession of Lord Krishna Festive deity.

    Aipasi
    Aswini Nakshathra of Aipasi Tamil Month is the day of Annabishekam (Abishekam with cooked rice) to Lord Magudeshwara and Sasti Festival of six days duration which ends with the Soora Samhara. The Seventh day function is the Marriage Ceremony of Lord Muruga with Valli, Devasena.

    Karthikai
    Krithika Nakshathra day of Karthigai Tamil Month is the day of "Karthikai Deepam" (Day of light). The last Monday of these month is the day for the "108 Sankabishekam" (conches filled with Kaviri water).

    Markazhi
    Thiruvathirai Nakshatra day of Margazhi Tamil Month is the day for Lord Nataraja, Nataraja abishekam is a process of specialized pooja for the dancing Sivaperuman. Procession, Festive deities will be taken out for the public dharshan. The "Ekadhasi" is the day of entering in the Gateway to reach "Vaikuntham" (Heaven of Mahavshnu). This function is followed by the procession of "Uthsavamoorthis".

    Thai
    Pushpa Nakshathra of Thai Tamil Month is the day of "Theerthavizha"

    Maasi
    Mahasivarathri is a grand saivaite festival to receive the bless and bliss from the Supreme Diving grace Sivaperuman.

    Panguni
    Uthra Nakshathra day of this Panguni Tamil Month is the day of worshiping Lord Muruga.

    Sthala Puranam (Mythology)
    A well known divine story of the temple starts with the combat between Aathisesha and Vaayu ( God of lie element 'air'). This war pulses the holy Meru (Divine hill) and makes one Apex into five pieces, after this war the five pieces of the apex changes into five Swayambulinga Sivasthalas. These five sthalas are considered as five types of precious stones and as follows.

    EMERALD - Thirueengoimalai
    RED - Thiruvannarmalai
    BLUE - Kuttraalam
    MANICKAM - Sivaaya Malai
    DIAMOND - Kodumudi


    So the devotees believing this sthala for their brightful future.


    Literature & hymns
    Kodumudi is a holy place with holy river kaviri and a characteristic feature i.e. Kavadi Theei'lham. This Kavadi with Kaviri water and Vanni Leaves are the symbol of Tradition during the pilgrimage to Palanimalai. This pilgrimage includes various type of Musical instruments like Udukkai, Thaarai, Thampattam, Pambai. Nathaswaram, Thiruchinnam, Thuththari and with dancing performances too. THE POETIC SAINT SAMBANDHAR who sung 11 songs on Lord Magudeshwara. Five songs by Appar and Saint Sundharar sung 10 songs (Namashivaya Pathigani) on Lord Magudeshwara. Lurtherly Arunagirinathar (Genuine devote of Lord Muruga) sung too "Thirupugazl" on Lord Muruga of this temple

    transport facilities
    This sthala is situated in the main route of Erode-Trichy, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Madurai</st1:place></st1:City> highways and with source of confluent Train facilities. And so Trains from Erode towards Trichy, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Madurai</st1:place></st1:City>, Kaniyakumari, Thirunelveli, Tuticorin are at the benefit for the devotees. Erode District Headquarters is situated at 38 km from Kodumudi. Karur District Headquarters s situated at 26 km destnations. Both Train and Bus facilities are available to reach Kodumudi.

    Air Services
    Chennai to <st1:placeName w:st="on">Trichy</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Airport</st1:placeType> - Karur - Kodumudi, Chennai to <st1:placeName w:st="on">Coimbatore</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Airport</st1:placeType> - Erode - Kodumudi Distance between Trichy- Kodumudi is 100 km Distance between <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Coimbatore</st1:place></st1:City> to Kodumudi is 120 km.
     
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    Kodumudi is famous for its turmeric, the legendary KBS and for the Kodumudi kavadi theertham.
     

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