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Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) temple

Moolavar : Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Arundavanayaki
Thala Virutcham : Banyan tree
Theertham : Brahmma, Parasurama theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Sivagama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thirupaluvur
City : Kilapazhuvur
District : Ariyalur
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the hymns of Gnanasambandar, Vallalar and Arunagirinathar


   Panguni uthiram

Temple's Speciality:

   A fragrant oil (Sambirani thailam) is applied on the Shivalinga. As the Shivalinga is too small, a cup is placed upside down to facilitate darshan. Abishek is performed to this cup only. The place is also considered the holy place where sage Parasurama worshipped Lord Shiva to repent for his sin of killing his own mother. The tank he created here is known as Parasurama tank. People pray here for union with their separated life partners and release from serious sins. As a custom, Gajalakshmi may be seen in the west entrance of Shiva temples. In the Alandurayar temple, Parasurama is seen in a lying form.

Opening Time:

   The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) Temple, Kilapazhuvur, Ariyalur.


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General Information:

   Varuna the God of Rain and King Harichandra had worshipped Lord Shiva in this temple. Planets Sun, Sani Bhagwan and Lord Bhairava are side by side in a shrine. Though Sani Bhagwan, son of Sun is generally considered a malefic planet, He is all good to d


   Recover from the sin of Brahmahathi dosam and People pray here for union with their separated life partners

Thanks giving:

   After taking bath from Parasurama Theertham, Abishek is performed to Lord shiva

Greatness Of Temple:

   The word Pazhu or Aalamaram in Tamil means Banyan tree and hence the name Alandurayar for Lord Shiva here. The place is known for large number of banyan trees. Hence, the place is known as Tirupazhuvur.

Temple History:

   In a playful mood, Mother Parvathi covered the eyes of Lord Shiva with her hands. As the eyes of Lord Shiva are Sun and Moon, the world became dark suddenly. The activities of the world came to a standstill. All the sages and Devas were confused not knowing what to do.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Lord shiva is Swambumoorthy here. Panguni 18, Sun Worship the lord with his rayfall.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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