Sri Velayudhaswami Temple – Erode

Sri Velayudhaswami Temple – Erode

Submitted on: 01 Aug 11

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Moolaver: Velayudhaswami

City Location: Erode

Temple History:
The temple is 8 km from Erode on the Perundurai road with trees 60 metre high.  Of the 108 Murugan temples praised in the celebrated Tirupugazh hymns of Sage Arunagiriar, Tindalmalai Murugan temple is one.

Lord Muruga in the temple is endearingly called Kuzhandai Velayuthaswami and Kumara Velayuthaswami.  Idumban in the temple enjoys a special reputation.  Once, the place Poondurai became drought.  The farmers prayed to Idumba to get them the grace of Muruga for rains and they were blessed and came out of the famine making the place fertile again.  The tradition of seeking Idumban’s grace for fertility continues even today.

The lamp post (Deepa Sthamba) in the temple is of a special design and type in the Kongu region.  Devotees light lamps on this pillar on the Karthika Deepam days.  The pillar has sculptures on all sides depicting religion-related events.

This is a hill temple.

Temple’s Speciality:
The Deepa Sthamba (Lamp post) in the Tindalmalai Murugan temple has a different design compared to other South Indian Temples. Lord Vinayaka, the first while entering the temple graces from under a Bodhi tree with Nagars while Siddhi Vinayaka graces with two Nagars in the next stage. Nagar is an idol designed with two twisting snakes.

Festivals are many in the temple. All Kruthika star days in all Tamil months, new moon days (Amavasya), Sashti, Tamil and English New Year days, Chitra poornima, Vaikasi Visakam, Thalai Aadi, all Firdays in the Tamil Month Aadi, Avani Avittam, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navarathri, Saraswathi Puja, Deepavali, Sura Samharam, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Pujas, Thai Pongal, Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram are celebrated in the temple. Almost every Tamil month will have a festival in the temple.

Prayers and Poojas:
People pray to Lord Muruga by placing a Lime Fruit at His feet and seek His blessings for getting their plans succeed.  It is believed that the devotee get his desires fulfilled.  Those buying new vehicles perform special pujas in the temple.
Devotess, on realizing their ambitions, perform special abishek to the Lord offering Vastras – clothing.

Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. During the festival days, the temple is open till 9.00 p.m.

Temple Travel Guide:
The temple is 8 km from Erode on the Perundurai road.

Temple Address:
Sri Velayudhaswami Temple, Tindalmalai, Erode district.
Phone No: +91-424-2430114, 94439 44640

Erode Accomodation:
♦ Hotel Oxford: +91-424-222 6611
♦ Kalyan Lodge: +91-424-225 8301
♦ Hotel Meridian: +91-424-225 9362
♦ Hotel Golden Tower: +91-424-427 1401.

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♦ Sri Magudeswarar temple
♦ Sri Adikesa Vara Perumal temple
♦ Sri Adinarayana Perumal temple
♦ Sri Amarapaneeswarar temple
♦ Sri Vettri Valayuthaswami temple
♦ Sri Arudra Kabaleeswarar temple
♦ Sri Bannari Mariamman Temple

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