Thirumalaikoil is a shrine dedicated to Lord Thirumalai Kumaraswamy at Panpozhil near Tenkasi in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. It was built by Thiruvarutchelvar Sivakami Ammaiyar. Poets Arunagirinather and Achanputhur Subbaiah have written many poems on the saint.There are 625 steps to reach the temple at the hill top. This is also called Tirikoodamalai. At the entrance of the hill, there is a shrine for Lord Vallabha Vinayaka. There are two Padukas – Foot Symbol.
Once there was only Vel - the weapon of Lord Muruga, in the temple. The priest of the Temple, Poovan Pattar was performing pujas for the Vel. While he was relaxing under a tamarind tree after the puja one day, Lord Muruga appeared in his dream and said that the hill belonged to Him and that He was in the form of an idol at Kottaithiradu, a little away from the place. Lord asked the priest to go to the place where ants would be moving in a line and that He was there. The priest informed the king. The idol was taken from the pit and installed. The temple was built by the Pandala king. It is believed that Pithrus (departed ancestors) live on the steps of the hill. Hence, performing Tarpans to them at this place would greatly benefit the following generations. The devotion of Sivakami Ammayar with steadfastness and determination carrying the stones for building the temple is a thrilling story. Generally, people believe that Aiyappan temple alone was built by the king of Pandala while he built this Tirumalai temple too at the border of Kerala. Places known for Aiyappan worship as Ariangavu, Achankoil and Kulathupuzhai are around this place. One Sivakami Ammal was living in this place with her husband Gangaimuthu Thevar. They had no child. Deciding to erect a stone mandap in the hill temple, the woman carried bricks and stones to the temple with such determination and faith seeking child boon.
|1||Thiruvanandal pooja||07 : 00 AM|
|2||Udaya Marthandam pooja||07 : 30 AM|
|3||Sirukalasanthi pooja||08 : 30 AM|
|4||Kalasanthi pooja||09 : 00 AM|
|5||Uchikkala Pooja (Noon Pooja)||12 : 00 PM|
|6||Sayaratchai||06 : 00 PM|
|7||Ardhajama Pooja||08 : 00 PM|
|8||Ekantham pooja||08 : 15 PM|
Morning : 05.00 AM To 12.00 PM
Evening : 04.30 PM To 09.00 PM
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