Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sri Abath Sahayeswarar, Alangudi




Name of God
Abath Sahayeswarar
Color
Gold
Goddess
Yelavarkuzhali
Thala Virutcham
Dark Coloured Poolai
Theertham
Amirtha Pushkarani
Gem Stone
Yellow Sapphire
Special Day
Thursday

Temple History
The temple was built by Amuthohar, Minister of Musukunda Chakravarthy who ruled Thiruvarur. The Minister was asked to share with the King the Punniya he earned by being a Siva devotee. He refused to do so and was beheaded. The King got rid of the "Dosha" he thus got by worshipping Apathsahayeswara Swamy at Alangudi.
Speciality
There are shrines to Surya, Gurumoksheswarar, Somanathar, Saptarishi nathar, Someswarar, Vishnunathar and Bhrameesar, Kasi Viswanathar and Kasi Visalakshi. This is regarded as a 'Gurustalam' where Dakshinamurthy is held in great reverence, attracting huge crowds when Jupiter transits between zodiac signs. Guru Bagavan's consorts are Goddess Thara and Goddess Sangini and his 'vahanam' or vehicle is elephant. he presiding deity in this temple is Aranyeswarar, a unique form of Lord Siva.

Contact Address
Sri Abath Sahayeswarar, Alangudi, Thiruvarur Dt

Opening Timing
The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. 

Location                                             
the temple is 7 kms away from this place. The temple for guru as Dakshinamoorthy is at Alangudi, 17 Kms from Kumbakonam and 35 Kms from Thanjavur. Alangudi is only 6 Kms from Mannargudi.