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Sri Aatcheeswarar temple



Moolavar : Two presiding in separate sanctum sanctorum for Atcheeswarar and Umai Atcheeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Also two in separate sanctorums Ilangili Ammai and Umayambigai
Thala Virutcham : Sara Kondrai
Theertham : Deva, Banu and Conch theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Achu Iru Bagam
City : Achirupakkam
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 29th shrine in Thondai region praised in Thevaram hymns.


Festival:

   10 day Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, special pujas on new moon and full moon days are observed in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The temple has two presiding deities Atcheeswarar and Umai Atcheeswarar gracing the devotees from two separate sanctum sanctorums. Also, two Mother-Goddesses Ilangili Ammai and Umayambigai grace from their respective sanctums. Lord Shiva is a Swayambumurthi. Saivite Saint Tirunavukkarasar mentions this temple in Kshetra Kovai hymns. Saint Gnanasambandar has praised this temple in his Thevaram hymns. Demons Tharaka and Vidyunmali destroyed by Lord Shiva are the Dwarapalakas. Meditation Nandhi is before Umai Atcheeswarar shrine.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Atcheeswarar Temple, Achirupakkam, Kancheepuram district.


Phone:

   91- 44 - 2752 3019, 98423 - 09534.


General Information:

   Lord Atchipureeswarar is also praised as Acheswarar and Achu Kondu Arulia Thevar.??Lord Vinayaka is known as Achu Muri Vinayaka.??The Rajagopuram is of five tier structure.??Lord Srinivasa with Mother Alamelumanga Thayar graces in a shrine in Prakara.


Prayers:

   It is strongly believed that prayer to Lord Atchipureeswarar would elevate the devotee to ruling position with management abilities.??Also as the Lord is in the form ?Letters ? Akshara? the devotee will shine in education.??Participation in the special pujas would relieve the devotees from various doshas following them from birth to birth and also remove obstacles in the way of professional progress and ensure peace of mind.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform special abishek to Lord offering vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   When the king asked the devotee for this form, the devotee said, ?Lord who graced you, graced me too in the form of chameleon.??I built one sanctum for the Lord who graced you as Umai Atcheeswarar ? (the word Umai means ?You? the king) and one for Emai Atcheeswarar (Emai meaning Me the devotee) which is the main sanctum.???The King agreed to the formula.??Emai Atcheeswarar the Swayambulinga is considered prominent.??The flag post and Nandhi are slightly away from the Rajagopuram.


Temple History:

   When the king asked the devotee for this form, the devotee said, ?Lord who graced you, graced me too in the form of chameleon.??I built one sanctum for the Lord who graced you as Umai Atcheeswarar ? (the word Umai means ?You? the king) and one for Emai Atcheeswarar (Emai meaning Me the devotee) which is the main sanctum.???The King agreed to the formula.??Emai Atcheeswarar the Swayambulinga is considered prominent.??The flag post and Nandhi are slightly away from the Rajagopuram.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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