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Sri Dandayuthapani temple
 
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Moolavar: Dandayuthapani
  Urchavar: Shanmugar
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Pon Arali
  Theertham: Kumara theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Karana and Kameeka agamas
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Kumaragiri
  District: Salem
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Skanda Sashti in October-November; Thai Poosam in January-February; Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Dandapani graces in the temple with a Danda facing north the direction of prosperity.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Dandayuthapani Temple, Kumaragiri, Salem District.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 427 - 240 064. 
    
 General Information:
     
  Pure rice and mango fruits are offered as nivedhana to Lord Dandayuthapani.  The environment is very calm and is quite suitable for meditation.  There are shrines for Mother Durga, Navagrahas the nine planets and Lord Aiyappa in the prakara.  
     
 
Prayers
    
  Devotees pray to Lord Dandayuthapani with mango fruit nivedhana for wedding and child boons. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People carry milk pots, offer cocks and tonsure as prayer commitments.  
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Trisadha archana is performed in the temple for those injured in accidents and in emergency conditions.  This archana is performed with Arichi flowers mixed in rosewater and sandal for their speedy recovery.  Also, people pray to Lord before undertaking a journey to avoid any accident.  Majority of the devotees are vehicle owners here.  
People pray to Lord Dandayuthapani facing north belonging to Kubera the Lord of wealth for prosperity and perform Padi puja – pujas to the steps leading the sanctum of the hill temple for longevity.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Protesting against the decision of Lord Shiva on the Mango issue favouring Lord Ganapathi, Lord Muruga left His parents and settled in Palani.  On His way to Palani, He relaxed at this place with His peacock vahan.  Later, a devotee on his way to Palani also relaxed here when a voice said “I am here as Dandayuthapani”.  The devotee did not understand the voice and proceeded to Palani.  Lord Muruga came to him as a devotee, gave a begging bowl to this devotee and asked him to build a temple at this place.  With the money collected through the bowl, he built this temple here.  
As Lord Muruga was angry on the Mango issue, this fruit is offered as Nivedhana to Lord here.  It is also believed that the grace of Muruga had made Salem famous for mango production.  Devotees praise Lord as Mambazha Murugan.  Mango-Mambazham in Tamil.
 
     
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