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Sri Mahadeva temple



Moolavar : Mahadevar, Anjaikala Easwarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Umadevi
Thala Virutcham : Sarakondrai
Theertham : Sivagangai
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 2000-3000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Anjaikalam
City : Tiruvanjikulam
District : Trissur
State : Kerala

Singers:

   The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Sundarar. It is noteworthy that Tiruvanjaikalam in Kerala was the last spot from where Sundarar left the world for Kailash on the white elephant as graced by Lord Shiva. It is also noteworthy that the story of Epic Peria Puranam by inspired poet Sekkizhar begins at Kailash and ends at Kailash with Sundarar as the main character of the epic. The epic is a poetic biography of Saivite Saints who lived in Tamilnadu spreading Shiva philosophy at a time when Saivism faced the onslaught of other religions. Reaching Tiru Anjaikalam, his last day on Earth and readying to reach Lord Shiva, Sundarar?s excitement was high. In his last song, he recalls the handsome appearance of Lord Shiva wearing garlands, the Ganga on His head, the tiger skin dress, serpents on His shoulders as ornaments and the scenic beauty of Tiru Anjaikalam where Lord Graces in the name of Mahadeva.


Festival:

   Mahashivrathri in February-March is celebrated grandly for 8 days with Aarattu on the New Moon day.


Temple's Speciality:

   Mahashivrathri in February-March is celebrated grandly for 8 days with Aarattu on the New Moon day.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Mahadevar Temple, Tiru Anjaikalam, Via Kodungalur ? 680 664, Trissur district, Kerala.


Phone:

   91- 480-281 2061


General Information:

   Lord Mahadeva was the family deity of Chola kings.??The idol was brought from Chidambaram and installed here in the year 1801, according to epigraphic details.?There is a shrine where Sundarar and Cheraman grace together.??There are more than 25 deities around the prakara.??This is the only temple in Kerala that has a long round prakara.


Prayers:

   The Dhambathi Puja (puja for couples) performed in the temple in evenings, is considered very important.??Then follows the Palli Arai Puja which devotees attend seeking child boon.??This darshan also helps reunion among couples separated for some reason or other. This puja is arranged at the request of the devotee with prior appointment and registration.


Thanks giving:

   Tiru Anjaikalam Mahadeva Swami temple is the only shrine in Kerala praised in Thevaram hymns. Mother Ambica graces with Lord Shiva in the same sanctorum in Sadashiva form. Sage Parasurama came to this place and worshipped Lord to cleanse himself from the sin of killing his mother. Devotees perform archanas with Vilwa leaves and vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Tiru Anjaikalam is a jewel among the Shiva shrines of Tamilnadu sung by Saint Sundarar, also known as Nambi Aroorar, Thambiran Thozhar (Friend of Lord Shiva).??He was born in Tiru Navalur in Villupuram district.??When Cheraman visited Tiruvarur, Sundarar extended him all hospitality to him.??He travelled with the king to many Shiva centres in Chola, Pandya and Kongu regions in the state.??He reached Kodungalur in Kerala and stayed with the king Cheraman.??Continuing his journey, he spread the glory of Lord Shiva.


Temple History:

   Tiru Anjaikalam Mahadeva Swami temple is the only shrine in Kerala praised in Thevaram hymns. Mother Ambica graces with Lord Shiva in the same sanctorum in Sadashiva form. Sage Parasurama came to this place and worshipped Lord to cleanse himself from the sin of killing his mother.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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