Thursday, June 1, 2017

Erumbeeswarar Temple, Thiruverumbur, Trichy

Erumbeeswarar Temple, Thiruverumbur, Trichy
Erumbeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Thiruverumbur in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthy. Built on a 60 – foot (18 m) tall hill, it is accessible via a flight of steps. The temple's main shrines and its two prakarams (outer courtyards) are on top of the hill, while a hall and the temple tank are located at the foothills. Shiva is believed to have transformed himself into an ant hill and tilted his head at this place to enable ants to climb up and worship him.






Erumbeeswarar is revered in the canonical 7th century Tamil Saiva work the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as Nayanmars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. Thiruverumbur is considered to be the 7th in the series of Thevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri. Appar (Thirunavukarasu Swamigal) has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. This is the 124th Devaram Paadal Petra Sthalam and 7th Sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery of Chozha Naadu.






The temple is one in a series built by Aditya Chola (871 – 907 CE) along the banks of river Cauvery, to commemorate his victory in Thiruppurambiyam Battle. It has several inscriptions from the Chola Empire dating back to the 10th century. The temple has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India and is locally referred as "Kailash of South India". The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm, & three yearly festivals in its calendar.






The annual Brahmotsavam (prime festival) is attended by thousands of devotees from far and near. Every full moon, tens of thousands of pilgrims worship Erumbeeswarar by circumambulating the hill barefoot in a practise called Girivalam. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. This Shivastalam is located in the vicinity of Tiruchirappalli.






Legends
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Etymology
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History
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Worship & Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
Prayer to Lord relieves the devotee from laziness and turns him/her active. Hardships in life will vanish. Devotees offer vastra and sweet pudding-Sarkarai Pongal as nivedhana.
Contact
Sri Erumbeeswarar Temple,
Thiruverumbur,
Trichy – 620 013
Phone: +91 – 431 – 6574 738
Mobile: +91 – 98429 57568
Connectivity
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