Saturday, July 22, 2017

Anbil Mariamman Temple, Trichy

Anbil Mariamman Temple, Trichy
Anbil Mari Amman Temple is one of the three important temples of Anbil village. It is the most popular temple in terms of number of devotees visiting the site. In the entire India, there are seven temples of Mari Amman which are considered as the most important. This temple is one among them. The other most important Mari Amman Temples are located in Samayapuram, Narthana Malai, Veera Singa Pettai, Kannanur, Punnai Nallur and Tiruverkadu. This temple is approximately 700 years old. The temple is located at a walkable distance from the Sathyavageeswarar temple and the temple comes under the administration of Srirangam Ranganathar temple.  

Legends
According to legends from the Puranas, during a flood on the Kollidam River, the Goddess Amman took refuge under the neem tree near this temple, after which the temple was constructed. It is a common practice for devotees without children to visit this temple to pray for children.

History
It is not known who built this temple and when it was built. However, as per the local people's belief, the temple was built by a King called Muthalagan around 700 years ago. Before that, the idol was there under a neem tree without the temple structure. Although, the current structure of the temple may lead us to assume that the temple might be at least 300-400 years old, there is no historical record about the date of this temple.

The Temple
The east facing sanctum enshrines the five feet tall red colored stucco idol of Maha Mari Amman. She is found in the seated posture. She has eight arms. There is a possibility that Ashta Bhuja Durga might have been named as Mari Amman in this temple. The stone walls of the sanctum and the beautiful vimana make us to believe that the temple must be few hundred years old. A Shiv Linga idol is also found in the sanctum.

Near the sanctum, there are 6-7 tiny sub-shrines enshrining male Grama Devatas (village deities) are found. There is a statue of horse along with a man in uniform located facing the sanctum. Theertham of this Temple is River Kollidam. Sthala Vriksham is Neem Tree. The Amman is such a beauty and the temple is very well maintained.

There are seven most important Amman Temples. Those are Samayapuram, Narthan Malai, Veera Singa Pettai, Kannanur, Punnai Nallur, Thiruverkadu and Anbil. Out of the seven Amman Temples, Anbil Mariamman is considered to be the eldest of other Goddesses. Anbil Mariamman also has seven Children.  Amman doesn’t have children in other temples.  

Temple Opening Time
·        Morning 7:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
·        Evening 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Festivals
·        Special poojas are conducted during New Year day, Fridays of Tamil month Aadi & Thai, New moon days and Full moon days.
·        Vaikasi – Special poojas are conducted on 5th & 6th days of Vaikasi.
·        Aani – Maha Sandi Yaga.
·        Panguni – First Sunday of Panguni will have flower festival, Then 15 consecutive days there will be special poojas.  Second Sunday, devotees will carry a fire pot and worship the Goddess. Third Sunday, Goddess enters her house and next 10 days will be festival for her.
Prayers
Devotees believe that eye related diseases and chicken pox will be cured by praying to Mother. Every day around 12:00 Noon the priest at this temple provides a liquid made up of certain special medicinal herbs which cures the eye diseases.
Connectivity
Anbil is located at about 30 Kms from Trichy, 8 Kms from Lalgudi and 27 Kms from Samayapuram. Frequent bus facilities are available from Trichy Bus stand. One has to get down at Keelanbil bus stop to reach the temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Lalgudi (9 Kms) and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (35 Kms).

Selliyamman Temple, Perumathur, Perambalur

Selliyamman Temple, Perumathur, Perambalur
Selliyamman Temple is located at Perumathur Village in Veppur Taluk in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. Amman Ther Thiruvila is the famous festival celebrated in this Temple. Perumathur is located at about 27 Kms from Perambalur, 6 Kms from Veppur, 30 Kms from Ariyalur and 83 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.


Shirdi Madhuram Sai Baba Temple, Perambalur

Shirdi Madhuram Sai Baba Temple, Perambalur
Shirdi Madhuram Sai Baba Temple is a beautiful Sai temple located in Perambalur Town in National Highway in between Perambalur Collector office Road and Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital. The Temple is located on the left side while going from Trichy to Chennai. Ground breaking ceremony happened on April 22 2008 and Maha Kumbabishekam happened in grand manner on 22 June 2014. Perambalur is located at about 33 Kms from Ariyalur and 60 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.







Madanagopalan Temple, Perambalur

Madanagopalan Temple, Perambalur
Madanagopalan Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Perambalur Town in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is unique for having Sannidhi for Pancha Pandavas. The Temple is dated to 9th Century and its legend dates back to the Mahabharata Period. The Temple is located 1 Km south of the old bus stand in Perambalur.

Legends
Vyakrama Rishi was cursed to turn to a Tiger (Puli) by an angry Agastya Rishi for having disobeyed his Guru’s orders. Pancha Pandavas came here during their year in incognito. It was then that the Bheema killed the Tiger with his mace to liberate the Vyakrama rishi from the curse. In memory of this episode, there is an idol of Vyakrama Rishi inside the sanctum and a separate sannidhi for the Pandavas, the only one of its kind in Tamilnadu. Since the rishi took the form of a huge Tiger (Puli) and was liberated here, the name of the place was ‘Perum Puliyur’ which in course of time became ‘Perambalur’. The Pandavas are believed to have performed Aaradhana here at Vyakramapuram.
The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Madanagopalan in Standing Posture and is East Facing. Mother is called as Maragadavalli Thayar. There are several Vahanas here at this temple and an ancient chariot (Chariot Festival on Panguni Uthiram). There is an idol of Vyakrama Rishi inside the sanctum. There is a separate sannidhi for the Pandavas, the only one of its kind in Tamilnadu.


Inscriptions

Rule of Pandyas:
On the pillars of Maha Mandapa, a 12th Century AD inscription relating to the rule of the Pandyas refers to the Thiru Mandapam as Veera Bayankaran Thiru Mandapam.
Celebration of Festivals:
A 1258 AD inscription on the South wall refers to the commencement of a festival and the grant of a grand umbrella for the Lord on the occasion of the birthday of Sundarapandyan Sadaiyavarman I. A 1268AD inscription on the North wall of the Artha Mandapa relating to Sundarapandyan Sadaiyavarman I indicates the renovation of a dilapidated land and providing 12 veli land to celebrate a grand festival on the occasion of his birthday on Bharani Star.  A year later, in 1269AD, an inscription on the North wall of the Maha Mandapa refers to the Pandya King providing a12 veli land on the occasion of the birthday of his sister.
Donation of a Land:
A 15th Century AD inscription on the North West wall refers to a donation of a land to the temple by chieftain of Thimmayappa Nayak. In the 16th Century AD, Krishnappa Nayak donated the Nochiyam village as grant to the temple as per an inscription on the South wall.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple will remain open from 6.30 am -12 noon and 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm.
Festivals
·        10 day Brahmotsavam in Panguni
·        Krishna Jayanthi
·        Vaikunta Ekadesi
·        Special Alankara on Puratasi Saturday
Contact
Madanagopalan Temple,
Perambalur District
Mobile: +91 97906 31103
Connectivity
The Temple is located 1 Km south of the old bus stand in Perambalur. Auto from Perambalur New Bus Stand will cost Rs. 40. Share autos are available for every 10 minutes between new and old bus stand. Perambalur is located at about 33 Kms from Ariyalur and 60 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Pesum Perumal Temple, Paravai, Perambalur

Pesum Perumal Temple, Paravai, Perambalur
Pesum Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Paravai Village in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. Paravai is located at about 8 Kms from Kunnam, 22 Kms from Ariyalur, 26 Kms from Perambalur and 80 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Panchanadeeswarar Temple, Kurumbalur, Perambalur

Panchanadeeswarar Temple, Kurumbalur, Perambalur
Panchanadeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Kurumbalur Village in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Panchanadeeswarar and Mother is called as Dharmasamvardhini.


Legends
King Veeratarajan who ruled here was a frequent visitor to the Tiruvaiyaru temple. When floods prevented him from going there Vyagiryadhar, a Siddhar, who is said to have lived as a leopard (Kurumpuli) here is said to have instructed King Veeratarajan to build this temple. Hence the name of the place is also Kurumpuliyur, later corrupted to Kurumbalur. Arjuna is believed to have performed pooja here.
History
The Temple was built in 10th century AD by Veeratarajan as per stone inscriptions found here.
The Temple
This is a large temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram at the east. A large temple tank is seen a little distance to the east. Presiding Deity is called as Panchanadeeswarar and is facing east. Mother is called as Dharmasamvardhini and is facing south. Nrityaganapati, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbava, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Siddhi Vinayakar, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Shanmuga Subramanian, Navagraha and 63 Nayanmars are the other deities can be seen in this Temple.
Connectivity
Kurumbalur is located at about 10 Kms west of Perambalur on the Thuraiyur road, 45 Kms from Ariyalur and 70 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – The Temple

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – The Temple
The temple is small with a main shrine and one prakara. A small tower and a pond outside the temple are found. The beautiful temple is situated at the village limits surrounded by mounts, lake, tanks and green fields blowing a gentle and a cool breeze.  This was renovated by Kulothunga Chola. Madura Kaliyamman is in the sitting posture with four hands. There are few village deities found in this small temple. The idol is about 4 feet tall facing northward. She has weapons and an Akshayapatra – a vessel always full of food – in her four hands. The mother is sitting with one leg bent and the other on the lion, the vehicle of Shakti. The absence of demon under the feet of Kaliyamman as usually found in Kali temples denotes that the deity is all merciful and not furious.



In front of the main sanctum is present the Samadhi of the evil sorcerer who had commanded over Chelli. The devotees stamp over the Samadhi in the rush during the pooja, as had been requested by him. Also, it is believed that all the priests at the temple are descendants of the sorcerer. It is believed that Kali keeps a close watch on them so that they do not; in anyway, inherit the evil mind of their forefather. And so remains Madhurakali, in the village of Siruvachur, granting solace and refuge to all her devotees who come to her in times of need, just like she had protected and solved the problem of Chelli eons ago.



Aiyanar is the guardian deity of this Temple. The temple is open to devotees only twice a week – Monday and Friday. It is believed that the main deity, Mathura Kaliyamman, stays with Chelliamman during the remaining days of the week. The temple has the Sri Chakra installed by His Holiness Swami Brahmmendra. The temple is open only on Mondays and Fridays, as was commanded by Kali. All the other days it is believed that Madhurakali Amman retreats into the Periyasami hills to spend time with Chelli. The temple teams with thousands of devotees on these two days. At every pooja, when the Aarathi is being offered, the priest first lifts the Aarathi upwards in the direction of Periyasami hills, offers prayers to Chelliamman and then only proceeds to worship Madhurakali.



As flour lamp lighting is the main form of prayer commitment in the temple. The devotees neither buy the flour outside nor bring it prepared from their homes. They bring only rice, soak it in the water and then pound it in the temple premises only. They add ghee and prepare the paste for making the lamp. These lamps are placed before the shrine of Shakti. The temple has special space for pounding the rice to make the flour. There are also people for hire to help devotees pounding the rice.



The Periyasami Malai mentioned earlier maybe a place to visit if you are inclined to walk. Keep in mind that only males are allowed to visit. The foot of the hill is about 4 kms from the temple. There are two temples in the hill. The first one has the deities of Selliyamman, Laada Saami, Periyasami, Periya Kanni Ayya and Kinaththadi Ayya all as clay idols.


The next temple is that of Aathadi Gurusaami, where the idols of 11 Siddhars are present. Also near the temple are Naaga Kanni, Sengamala Aiya, Ponnu Aiya, Saptha Kanni, Seeri Muthaiya, Ariganda Aiya and Sirappuliyaan. Like in most villages, these are all located under a large number of trees. The Kamba Perumal temple nearby is seen to be auspicious during Purattasi Saturday and attracts devotees who throng in large numbers. Monkeys in this place are a menace to the devotees.

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Festivals

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Festivals
Car festival is held annually during the month of May. During the festival, the idol of goddess Mathura Kaliyamman is brought from the shrine to the car where rituals are performed. The car-festival is a part of the annual festival that is celebrated for a period of 13 days. A yearly Mahabishekam to the Deity has been performed since 1974 by Sri Mathurakaliamman Mahabhisheha Association (a registered autonomous body). This Mahabishekam is performed during the last Friday of Tamil month "Thai".
The Poochoridal festival begins on the first Tuesday following the new moon day in the month of Chithirai – April-May. The main festival is then followed for thirteen days from the next Tuesday in a grand manner drawing a huge crowd. Mount worship (malai Vazhipadu), Wedding festival with the deity gracing from a silver horse and Rath (car). The temple is opened during these days with pujas.
It is festivity in the temple on Tamil and English New Year days, Aadi perukku in the month of July-August, 10 day Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Deepavali in October-November, Karthikai Deepam in November-December, Margazhi day and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Thai Pongal falling almost on January 14, Thai Poosam in January-February and Masi Shivarathri in May-June.

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Legends

Mathura Kaliyamman Temple, Siruvachur – Legends
Mathura Kaliyamman saved Chelli Amman by killing an Evil Sorcerer:
According to tradition, Kannagi came across a Devi temple in Siruvachur and decided to rest there for the night. The temple’s presiding deity was Chelliamman, fondly referred to as Chelli. Kannagi went into the deserted temple and prepared to rest for the night. It was then that something strange happened. Chelli came out of the sanctum and said “Lady, I request you not to stay here.” she said to Kannagi. Kannagi was astounded, “Devi, why are you asking me to go away. Aren’t you supposed to protect us?” “Child, you don’t know the situation. I am a powerful goddess, yes. But now I am bound to serve the whims and wishes of a cruel magician. He won my favor with his intense devotion towards me.
And when I granted him any boon that he could wish for, he wanted me to be his servant, obeying his tiniest commands. By the power of my own boon, I am bound to him. He uses me to do all his wicked deeds. If he finds out that you have been here, he will surely kill you. That’s why I beseech you to go away as soon as possible.” explained Chelli. Kannagi was moved by Chelli’s problems and promised that she would help her to get out of the same. Kannagi and Chelli planned to kill the wicked magician. As night fell, Kannagi withdrew into the sanctum along with Chelli. She invoked her family deity, Kali, to help her in vanquishing the magician.
Kali granted Kannagi all her powers to kill the evil sorcerer. Soon the magician came by and ordered Chelli to come out. But to his great surprise, Kannagi sprang out and with one sweep of the sword she cut his head off. Before dying, the sorcerer made a final request that he should have his Samadhi in the very same temple and the entire devotee should stamp on him for all the evil that he had done. Kannagi granted him his final wish. Chelli too was freed from the bond and was happy beyond all measures.
Chelli looked at Kannagi, her eyes full of gratitude,” Kannagi, I am so grateful to you for what you have done. I want you to stay over here forever more and protect the people of this village of Siruvachur. This place is mine no more. In this village, under your powerful rule, no deeds of evil can take place any more. People with evil intentions cannot even enter the village. Billi-soonyam, black magic and Devilish tantras will not work out here. Protect all of the people who come in search of refuge from the evil forces. I will now retreat into the forests of Periyasami hills. You are always welcome to visit me over there.”
Kannagi was overwhelmed with happiness and promised Chelli that she would do her best to rid the world of evil. “I will bless your devotees and mine with protection from all kinds of evil. But I will be down here only twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. The other five days, I will be with you, up on the summits of Periyasami hills. I also request that you accept all the offerings and Poojas at this temple before I accept them”, she said. Chelli agreed to Kannagi’s conditions and left to her new abode at the Periyasami Hills and so, Kannagi took over the seat of Chelli at the temple. She came to be known as Madhurakali Amman, since she had come from Madurai and had gotten rid of the evil sorcerer with the grace of Kali.
However Chelliamman demanded that the first respect (Mudal Mariyadai) should be offered to her. Accordingly during the puja times, the Arati is shown to the mount where Chelliamman stays.  Then pujas continue in the main temple here.  As Madurakalaiamman came to Siruvachur on a Friday, She is granting darshan to the devotees on Mondays.  Following this story, the temple is open only on Mondays and Fridays.  It is said that the deity stays with Chelliamman on other days. Several other explanations are also given for her name. Soon, word of her power spread far and wide and people started pouring in. The town of Siruvachur became famous for the grace and protection of the presiding deity and has remained so ever since.
Saint Adi Shankara consecrated Madhura Kaliyamman Idol:
A popular legend regarding her descent from the hills to the foothills revolves around the great Saint Adi Shankara. One day Adi Shankara passing through the foothills of Madhira malai rests under a tree due to thirst. With his concentration on the Goddess, she appears before him as a spring to quench his thirst. She shows her true form to Adi Sankara, blesses him and becomes an idol. Adi Sankara then consecrated this idol which is now worshipped as Madhurakali Amman.
Sadasiva Brahmendra installed Sri Chakra here:
Another popular legend says that Shri Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra installed the Sri Chakram in this temple.
Kannagi calmed herself here after burning Madurai:
As per one legend, Kannagi of Silapathikaram calmed herself in this site after burning Madurai city.
Etymology:
This small temple is built at the foothills of Madhira Malai, hence the name Madhurakali Amman.
Chola King blessed with Child by praying here:
The temple is believed to have been built during early Chola period by Dharma Varman. The issueless king prayed to Goddess Kaliamman and a son was born to him. In gratitude to the goddess he had the temple at the foot hills built.
Kali killing demon Charukan here:
According to legends Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva came down to earth in the form of Kali to destroy the asura Charukan, who had been terrorizing the innocent and helpless living in these hills. After Kali destroyed him, Lord Shiva appeared and cooled her anger. He blessed Kali and asked her to stay as the guardian and benefactor of the people in the hills.
Madhura Kaliyamman:
Another legend regarding the goddess name is attributed to the story of five rishis. The five Rishis - 'Mudavar, Panthagar, Boumar, Arunar and Sigandeesar' were performing penance in the hills. Each day of the week except on Monday's and Friday's each rishi used to take turns to perform various rituals to Goddess Kali. The goddess appeared before each of them and showered her blessings on them. Overwhelmed by the Goddess's visit, the rishis requested her to make home under the Kumkumam tree, so that they could visit and pay obeisance. The Goddess granted their wish. Each day when one of the rishi's prayed to her, honey dropped from a beehive above the Goddess and fall on their lips. This honey drops was regarded as divine nectar, hence the Goddess was called "Madhura Kaliyamman", Madura meaning divine nectar.
Story behind performing pujas to Madhurakali Amman only on Mondays and Fridays:
Perumaruda malai the hill behind Madhira malai is now known as Periasamy malai. A legend regarding this hill is the story of three Siddhars - 'Notchindar, Neminadar, Sambu' who lived here. One day they came across an abandoned child and brought him up. He grew up as Boodhar and was educated by the siddhars. On completion of their earthy duties, the siddhars were transformed into honey bees, a curse of their previous birth when as shepherds they stole honey from a saint. The saint cursed them to become honey bees in their next birth to atone their sins.
The siddhars as honey bees made their home in the beehive of the tree at Madhira Malai. These honey bees made honey which fed the rishis when they came to pray Goddess Kali. This feeding of devotees through hard work absolved them of past sins. Boodhar who had come to pay respects to his teachers saw the rishis praying to the Goddess. He realized his true self and fell at the feet of Goddess Kali. She recognized him as the incarnation of Lord Narada and blessed him. Boodhar requested his teachers to pray to Kali to get back their human forms.
The Goddess, pleased with their devotion blessed them and transformed them to their human form. Boodhar requested the Goddess that he should always think of her and pray to her. Kali granted his wish by giving him permission to perform rituals on Mondays and Fridays as the other days of the week rituals were performed by the rishis. Hence the practice of performing pujas to Madhurakali Amman only on Monday's and Fridays came into practice and is followed even today.

Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple, Nochiyam, Perambalur

Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple, Nochiyam, Perambalur
Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Nochiyam Village in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is a small temple facing east and in dilapidated condition in need of attention. Presiding Deity is called as Lakshminarayana Perumal facing east and Mother Lakshmi on Lakshminarayana Perumal lap. Vinayaga and Garuda are the other deities in this temple.



An old stone flag staff, some carvings and sculptures are found here. There is also a Shiva temple nearby. Nochiyam is located at about 5 Kms south of Perambalur, 35 Kms from Ariyalur and 56 Kms from Trichy. Take a left after the Madanagopalaswamy Temple Tank at Perambalur when you go from the GST side. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Karai, Perambalur

Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Karai, Perambalur
Kasi Viswanathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Karai Village in Alathur Taluk in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. The compound wall of the temple has been in a dilapidated condition and a part of the stones had got disarrayed and seen scattered on Karai – Irur road. It is believed that the temple belongs to the Nayak era.

An idol dedicated to Sri Pasupatheeswarar along with Sri Gajalakshmi which could be seen in the ‘prakaram’. Karai is located at about 20 Kms from Perambalur, 9 Kms from Alathur, 27 Kms from Ariyalur and 50 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Harihara Puthra Swamy Temple, Esanai, Perambalur

Harihara Puthra Swamy Temple, Esanai, Perambalur
Harihara Puthra Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Ayyappan located at Esanai Village in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. This temple of Lord Ayyappan is very famous, and this deity is called "Sri Harihara Puthra Swamy" by the populace. Also, there is a Lord Kamatchi Amman deity in this temple. People visit this holy people to pay their rituals and give offerings. The following festivals and functions are being celebrated with gaiety and grandeur with Vedic importance. The Temple is visited by thousands of people from India and abroad. 







Festivals
Chithra Poornima and Laksha Archana:
This is done during the full moon day in the month of "Chithirai". The celebration will start with Ganapathy homam, Vigneshwara pooja with the chanting of Ekadasa Rudhra Japam. The figure will be adorned with new vastrams and Pushpa Alankaram besides Pushpa Koodaram in the main mandapam. Eka Dina Laksha Archana is being done during this celebration.
Dhanur masa - Tirupakshi Pooja:
This is done during the month of "Margazhi" (December 15 – January 15) of every year. Abishekam, Archana and Aradhana are typically performed on all these days.
Makara Sankaranthi:
On this auspicious day, the deity is being offered with sweet Pongal along with the Abishekam, Archana and Aaradhana. Thiruvilakku Alankaram in the temple is typically done on that evening.
Connectivity
Esanai is located at about 10 Kms from Perambalur, 46 Kms from Ariyalur, 75 Kms from Trichy and 45 Kms from Attur. Nearest Railway Station is located at Attur and Ariyalur. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Perambalur

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Perambalur
Brahmapureeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Perambalur Town in Perambalur District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is an east facing with a 3 tier Rajagopuram. Presiding Deity is called as Brahmapureeswarar and is facing east. Mother is called as Akilandeswari and is facing south. Nirudhi Vinayagar, Muruga with consorts, Gajalakshmi, Kasi Viswanathar, Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Suryan Chandran, Chandikeswara and Navagraha are the other deities in this Temple. Perambalur is located at about 33 Kms from Ariyalur and 60 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ariyalur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.