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SRI PASUPATHEESWARAR TEMPLE - AAVOOR

Aavoor is famous for the 5 Bhairavas who guard the village and are famous in the vicinity. It is the only temple which is known to host 5 Bhairavas.

 

Aavoor belongs to the category of temples known as "Maadak Koeyil”. This is one of the temples constructed by Koechchengat Choezhan. The story is associated with Thiruvaanaikkaaval temple on the outskirts of Trichy.

Once a neglected and dilapidated temple, it is now renovated and is in a very good shape. Goddess Pankajavalli is also placed on the high ground facing south. Pankajavalli is treated as the main goddess. This temple has 2 goddesses, one is Pankajavalli and the other is Mangalaambigai. Mangalaambigai is said to have been found in the temple pond.

Aavoor is famous for the 5 Bhairavas who guard the village and are famous in the vicinity. It is the only temple which is known to host 5 Bhairavas. There is a beautiful sculpture of cow pouring its milk on the shivalingam in the Kodi-Maram.

Kavardeswara

Mother Parvathi came to earth, chose this place to perform penance.  The Devas – belonging to the celestial world.She  came here in the form of plants and trees to worship the Goddess and it was a jungle. Pleased with Her penance, Lord Shiva appeared before the Goddess with his Jadamudi( long hair rolled as a crown on the head). He therefore also bear he name Kavardesswarar.  

Pasupatheeswarar

Patti, the calf of he divine cow Kamadenu was wise enough to know the glory of the place, made a Linga, performed abishek with its milk and prayed to Lord Shiva to stay in this place. As the Lord was worshipped by a Pasu (cow).Lord was named Pasupatheeswarar.

Govandhakudi

Divine cow Kamadenu visited the shrine to get relief from the curse of Sage Vasishta.  Cow is known as GO in Sanskrit.  As the cow came to this place, this is also known as Govandhakudi (palace where the GO came).  The abishek performed by Kamadenu is depicted in the flag post of the temple.

Manikudam Or Aswathavanam

A challenge broke out between Vaayu (lord of Air) and Aadhisaeshan (Snake ) that supports Vishnu on who is more powerful, Vaayu blow wind very hard while Aashisaeshan was hugging tight the mountain of kailash. it is said that 2 peaks of the mountain were dislocated by Vaayu and fell onto earth. One is said to be Aavoor and the other is Nalloor about 8 kms away.


Pancha Bhairavar

This pancha Bahairavar and one Pair of  Goddess are found from Pond as per Asirithi and Installed for workship in temple.

Temple Name  SRI PASUPATHEESWARAR TEMPLE
 PANCHA BHAIRAVAR STHALAM
Sthala  PAADAL PETRA
Praised By   SAMBANDAR
Thala Virutcham   ARASU
Thala Theertham  BRAHMA,CHANDRA,AGNI,THENA

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  100 ~ 200
Architecture Type  MADA KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  1 WITH 5 TIERS
PRAGHAM  2
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI    --

GRABHAGRIHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  PASUPATHEESWARAR
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  SLIGHTLY SLOPED
GOD Facing Towards  SOUTH
 
GODDESS  MANGALAMBIKAI,PANKAJAVALLI
GODDESS Position to GOD    LFFT SIDE 
GODDESS Facing Towards  SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  LORD SOMASKANDAR
 LORD NARTHANA VINAYAGAR
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS DURGA
 

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  LORD GANESHA

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  LORD DHANUSH SUBRAMANIYAR
General DEITIES  LORD PANCHA BHAIRAVAR
 LORD GAJALAKSHMI
 LORD DASTHA
 LORD SURYA
 LORD CHANDRAN
 SAPTHA KANI

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  Yes
PRADISHTA  GENERAL
CONTROL  MOOLAVAR

PRAYERS

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  DOSHA - PITHRU
 DOSHA-DIRSHTI
 MARRIAGE -DELAY
 CHILD EDUCATION

FESTIVALS

 AIPPASI ANNABHISHEKAM

 THIRUVADHIRAI

 SIVA RATHIRI

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1)Five Bhairavars in-standing form worship Lord Shiva its called Pancha Bhairava Thalam.

2)Lord Muruga graces with a bow in hand and called as Dhanush Subramaniyar

3)There are two Ambigai Sannadhi

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

LORD BRAHMA,LORD VISHNU,SAPTHA RISHI ,GANA ,LORD INDHRAN LORD SURYA , SAINT VASHISTAR ,NAVAGRAHA's and EMPEROR DASARATHA

SAINT PRAISED

Avurkizhar, Avur Moolankizhar,Perunthalai Chathanar,
Epic Manimekalai,Chathanar

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    10°29′N 78°41′E
Devara Pathigam Name    ThiruAvoor Pasupatheeswaram
Present Name    Aavoor
Routes     

Temple Greatness

King Dasaratha

King Dasaratha came here  for praying Lord and find only the idol of Lord Shiva, So he installed new of Pankaja Valli and performed pooja invoking the blessings of both. An invisible voice indicated to him the location of ‘Pancha Bairava’ idols hidden beneath. Dasaratha located these unique idols and installed the idols of Pancha Bairava opposite the Pankaja Valli Sannidhi. This is a Parikara Sthalam for Pithru Dosham and Drishti Dosham. It is believed one would be liberated from these after offering sincere prayers to the Pancha Bairava .On the Eastern wall opposite the Pankaja Valli Sannidhi, one finds the sculpture of King Dasaratha offering his prayers to Lord Shiva. 

Dhanushsubramaniyan

King Dasaratha invoked the blessings of Lord Muruga at this temple Seeking a handsome boy.It is believed that Rama was born subsequent to the prayers offered by Dasaratha here. Hence in memory of this event, Lord Subramanya is seen in a unique posture with a bow and arrow in hand.

king Darmadhwaja

A king, Darmadhwaja by name had a dip in the holy spring Brahmma theertham and was cured of his leprosy.  Lord Muruga graces in the temple with a bow in his hand.

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