Arulmigu Rathnagireeswarar Temple - Ayyarmalai


Arulmigu Rathinagirishwarar temple at Ayyarmalai, situated about 10 km from Kulithalai taluk of Karur district. kulithalai temple karur temple kulithalai temple ayyarmalai temple Temple is an externalized aspect of faith, and it is a place to restore peace and harmony. What great seers have visualized has been made outwardly real in a temple. ayyarmalai kulithalai. This temple is safely edifice consecrated to the Lord of Light and other deities, built centuries ago at the foot of the hill to form the seat of worship. ayyarmalai kulithalai ayyarmalai kulithalai. Rathinagireeswarar temple at Ayyar Malai is one of the 275 most sacred "Saivite" temples ( Thiruthalangal) and more than 1300 years old. ayyarmalai temple kulithalai temple ayyarmalai. The five pandavas are believed to have stayed here briefly during their exile. It is also believed that the sage Aghastiya worshipped at this temple on the way to "Podhigai". iyyarmalai.There are many hymns about this temple in "Thevaram" by thirunavukkarasar (7th Century AD), Appar and Sundarar. Arunagirinadhar has sung about its glory in "Thirupugazh".There are about 50 rock inscriptions from the 11th to 16th century AD indicating that the temple received patronage from the Cholas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagara kings.

The height of Ayyar Malai is 342 M (1178 Ft) above MSL.One has to climb 1017 steps to reach to the top of hill. The terrain is flat with gentle gradient from the "adivaram" up to the "Ponnidum Parai" temple.Thereafter, the steps are steep and the flight runs straight continuously up to the step no 833. The climb is dizzying & quite strenuous in spite of many wayside rest shelters. About 20% of the pilgrims alone have the stamina to climb to the top of the hill. A few uses the "doli" The remaining terminate their pilgrimage at the foot hills near the "Ponnidum Parai" itself.Most of aged long and desire to worship the Lord at the hill temple atleast once before their death, if suitable transportation facility is made available.

Pooja Timing

Pooja Details
Timing
Kaala Sandhi
10.00 - 10.30 A.M
Uchikalam
12.00 - 12.30 P.M
Sayarakshai
5.00 - 6.00 P.M

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   05.00 AM To 12.30 P.M

Evening :   04.00 PM To 08.30 P.M

for other details visit temple official website www.ayyarmalai.tnhrce.in

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