Arulmigu Avinashi Lingeshwarar Temple

Avinashi is part of the ancient Kongunadu which now comprises the districts of Coimbatore, Salam, Dharmapuri, Karur and Palani. This Place of Great historical importance was known as Thirupukkaliyur in the ancient times. Avinashi temple is located on the Chennai Cochin NH47 highways. The Tamil saying goes – Kasiyil Vasi Avinashi meaning that what the devotee derives by worshipping in Kasi-Varanasi, he/she derives half of the benefits by worshipping Avinashilingeswara in Avinashi. Lord Avinashi Appar, Lord Bhairava and the holy water-theertham- are brought from Kasi. Bathing in the Kasi well in the temple on new moon day-Amavasya brings manifold benefits to the devotee. There will be no interval closing of the temple on new moon days.Vinasam in Sanskrit or Tamil means perishable. Avinashi means imperishable.

Saint Sundarar was passing through a stree in Avinahsi. He hear joyous sounds celebrations in a house where the holy thread ceremony – Upanayanm – from a house and saw also the sad faces of a couple in the opposite house. He came to know that the boys of the two houses were close friends. While playing near a tank around the temple, one boy was dragged by the crocodile in the tank and died. If alive, his upanayanam was also due to be conducted together.Sage Sundarar immediately went to the temple and demanded the Lord to direct the crocodile to give back the boy it swallowed three years ago when he was four. He prayed to Lord with a Pathigam (10 verses). As he sang the fourth stanza begging the Lord to direct the crocodile to return the boy, to the joy of all around him, the crocodile brought back the boy with the growth he would have at the age of seven. Sundarar took the boy to the parents and arranged his upanayanam too. This is a great event related with this temple. During the Panguni Uthiram festival in March-April, Mudalai Vai Pillai – boy in the grip of the crocodile – utswav is celebrated for three days.

Pooja Timing

Pooja Details
Temple opening
5.00 A.M
Ushat Kalam
5.30 - 6.00 A.M
Kaala Sandhi
8.00 - 8.30 A.M
12.00 - 12.30 P.M
5.30 - 6.00 P.M
Artha Saman
7.30 - 8.00 P.M

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   05.00 AM To 12.30 P.M

Evening :   04.00 PM To 08.30 P.M

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