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Sri Pragambal temple



Moolavar : Koganeswarar, Mahilavaneswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Pragadambal, Mangalambikai
Thala Virutcham : Magizha maram
Theertham : Mangala theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Pudukkottai
City : Tirukokarnam
District : Pudukkottai
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

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Festival:

   10 day Chithirai festival with flag hoisting in April-May, 11 day Aadi Poosam in July-August, 10 day Navarathri festival in Purattasi-September-October with Bow festival on the 10th day, Vinayaka Chaturthi, 10 day Thaipoosam in January-February, Skanda Sashi in October-November, Karthikai Lamp festival in November-December, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai Arudra Darshan in December-January, Fridays in Thai month (January February), Masi Magam in February-March, Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festival grandly celebrated in the temples, besides monthly New Moon, Full Moon and Pradosha pujas drawing huge crowd.


Temple's Speciality:

   This is a cave temple-Kudavarai temple. There is a shrine for Araikasu Amman. If anything is misplaced or lost, devotees place a little jaggery in the shrine praying for the recovery of the article lost. It is believed that the prayer does not fail.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Pragadambal Temple, Tirukokarnam, Pudukkottai district.


Phone:

   91-4322-221084, 9486185259


General Information:

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Prayers:

   It is the staunch faith of the devotees that prayer to the Lord liberates them from sins and curses. They offer jaggery to Araikasu Amman in the temple to get back any thing they have misplaced or lost. They get it back. Also those expecting to be married and seeking child boon pray in the temple.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek in Milk with sugar and also with Turmeric and cosmetic powders. The nivedhana offered to the deity are given as Prasad to the devotees. They also undertake mass feeding.


Greatness Of Temple:

   This is the place where Lord Shiva granted release to the divine cow Kamadenu from a curse. Kokaneswarar shrine is facing east. The traditional story is that Mother Prgadambal spoke to Pudukottai ruler face to face. The temple is built on a rock. An ancient temple.


Temple History:

   Due to curse from Devendra, divine cow Kamadenu came to earth. As advised by Kapila Maharshi and Mangala Maharshi, it brought water from Ganga daily, performed abishek to Lord and let the remaining water on the rock after scratching it. Lord came to Tiruvengaivasal in the guise of a tiger and threatened to eat it. Kamadenu asked the tiger to wait till it completed the Shiva Puja. As promised, Kamadenu went to the tiger and offered itself for its food and attained salvation. Due to curse from Devendra, divine cow Kamadenu came to earth. As advised by Kapila Maharshi and Mangala Maharshi, it brought water from Ganga daily, performed abishek to Lord and let the remaining water on the rock after scratching it. Lord came to Tiruvengaivasal in the guise of a tiger and threatened to eat it. Kamadenu asked the tiger to wait till it completed the Shiva Puja. As promised, Kamadenu went to the tiger and offered itself for its food and attained salvation. Due to curse from Devendra, divine cow Kamadenu came to earth. As advised by Kapila Maharshi and Mangala Maharshi, it brought water from Ganga daily, performed abishek to Lord and let the remaining water on the rock after scratching it. Lord came to Tiruvengaivasal in the guise of a tiger and threatened to eat it. Kamadenu asked the tiger to wait till it completed the Shiva Puja. As promised, Kamadenu went to the tiger and offered itself for its food and attained salvation.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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