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Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) temple
 
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Moolavar: Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar)
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar: Arundavanayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Banyan tree
  Theertham: Brahmma, Parasurama theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Sivagama
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Thirupaluvur
  City: Kilapazhuvur
  District: Ariyalur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
  The temple is praised in the hymns of Gnanasambandar, Vallalar and Arunagirinathar  
     
 Festival:
     
  Panguni uthiram  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  A fragrant oil (Sambirani thailam) is applied on the Shivalinga. As the Shivalinga is too small, a cup is placed upside down to facilitate darshan. Abishek is performed to this cup only. The place is also considered the holy place where sage Parasurama worshipped Lord Shiva to repent for his sin of killing his own mother. The tank he created here is known as Parasurama tank. People pray here for union with their separated life partners and release from serious sins. As a custom, Gajalakshmi may be seen in the west entrance of Shiva temples. In the Alandurayar temple, Parasurama is seen in a lying form.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) Temple, Kilapazhuvur, Ariyalur.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 99438 82368 
    
 General Information:
     
  Renovation of the temple was done during the period of Paranthaka Cholan.  The tower is of a five tier structure facing east. There are two inner corridors-prakaras.  There are shrines for Kamala Ganapathy, Murugan, Panchabudha Lingas, Mahalakshmi, Lingodhbavar, 63 Shiva devotees called Nayanmars, Shiva Durga and Sapthakannikas- 7 maidens.
 
     
Prayers
    
  Recover from the sin of Brahmahathi dosam and People pray here for union with their separated life partners
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  After taking bath from Parasurama Theertham, Abishek is performed to Lord shiva 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  The word Pazhu or Aalamaram in Tamil means Banyan tree and hence the name Alandurayar for Lord Shiva here.
The place is known for large number of banyan trees.  Hence, the place is known as Tirupazhuvur.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  In a playful mood, Mother Parvathi covered the eyes of Lord Shiva with her hands.  As the eyes of Lord Shiva are Sun and Moon, the world became dark suddenly. The activities of the world came to a standstill.  All the sages and Devas were confused not knowing what to do.
Lord Shiva told Parvathi that even playful acts, if caused hardship to others, was but a sin and asked her to leave him for earth and perform penance.  The Lord also assured that He would come and join Her in the Yogavanam here.
Mother Parvathi completed Her penance, made a Linga in sand and worshipped Him standing by one leg.  Lord came here and took His consort.  This Yogavana is now named Kilapazhuvur.   As Mother Parvathi performed Thavam (penance) here, She is called Arundhavanayaki.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord shiva is Swambumoorthy here. Panguni 18, Sun Worship the lord with his rayfall.
 
     
     
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