|Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple-|
The temple structure built on 2.65 acres of land has two gopurams [tower]. The 7 tier front Rajagopuram is 120 feet high and is adorned with stucco images of mythological characters. The other gopuram is a 5 tier one. Inside the temple there are 2 corridors. The main attraction of the temple is its100 pillared mandapam with inscriptions of Chola and Pandya. The temple complex has a holy tree called Vanji and a holy spring called Thadaagai Theertham.
The 5 feet high idol, which can be seen in a slanting position is a swayambu murthy [self-created image] and it is kept in the main shrine [Moolvar]. This idol representing Pasupathiswaralingam is bathed by the milk oozing from the udder of a cow. It is said that 3 days in a year during the Tamil month of Panguni [March 15 to April 15] the sun's rays falls directly on this lingam. Apart from the main shrine, there are two shrine for the female deity's. One is for Sundaravalli [Soundaranayaki], which is facing south and the other for Alankaravalli, facing east.
Daily 6 traditional kaala poojas are performed here. Archana, Sagasranama Archana, Ashtothra Archana , Abishekam are some among them. It is believed that those who surrender at the feet of Lord Pasupathinathar is blessed with a complete peace of mind. The devotees offer oil, milk, curd and tender coconut to the Lord and mangalsutra , jewels and sari to the Goddess.
The main festivals of this temple are Brahmotsavam in the month of Panguni [March-April, which include Soundranayaki Ambal’s marriage] and Arudra Darshan or Thiruvadirai in the month Margazhi [December-January]. Both these festivals are celebrated for 13 days. Besides these, festivals like Eripaththa Nayanar Utsavam, Navarathri and auspicious days like Pradosha days, Jupiter transit day, Saturn transit day and full moon days are celebrated with great devotion.
|View of the Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple|