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Sri Ayyanar temple
Moolavar: Ayyanar
  Amman / Thayar: Pooranai, Pushkalai
  Thala Virutcham:
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Thirupattur
  District: Thiruchirapalli
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Masathanar-Ayyanar appears from the sanctum sanctorum with Rudrakshas adoring His neck, chest, wrists, shoulders and holding a bouquet in right hand and a palm leaf in the left hand.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Ayyanar Temple, Tirupattoor, Tiruchi district.  
 General Information:
  The temple was a mud construction earlier.  Rajaraja Chola then built it with stones in a bigger size.  It has a three tier Rajagopuram, a beautiful elephant sculpture, a Balipeeta and a Yagasala in star shape.  It also has Artha Mandapa and vast prakaras.  

People pray to Ayyanar for profitable farm yields and good education for their children.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform abishek to Ayyanar, Pooranai and Pushkalai and offer vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  Masathanar was an illustrious poet who brought the great epic Tirukayilaya Ula and staged it in this place known then as Tirupidavur – Tirupattoor., according to epigraphic findings.  The 18 pillar mandap where the epic was staged still exists in the temple as evidence of this history.  There are also epigraphic evidences that Chola and Pandya kings Rajendra Chola, Kulothunga, Vikrama, Veera Ramanatha Deva, Sadaya Varma Sundara Pandian, Jadavarma Veerapandian, Kempiah Mayana Naicker had liberally donated lands and wealth for the maintenance and pujas in the temple.  
  Temple History:
  Famous Chola King Rajarajan was a staunch Shiva devotee and was conferred the title Shivapada Sekhara.  He was instrumental for the prosperity of the kingdom.  He was assisted in his efforts by Brahmmarayar.  He was a Vishnu devotee.  To respect him, Rajaraja treated Vaishnava temples with equal respect.  Brahmmarayar duly reciprocated Rajarajas courtesy by his services to Shiva temples.  Changes came in later in worship thinking.  Other Gods came in beyond Saivite and Vaishnavite faiths.  Masathanar belongs to the later generation of Gods.
It may be recalled that Sathanar worship was popular during the Sangam period.  The kings will convene the court only after Sathanar worship.  This worship was followed during war time also.  Thrilled by the power and mercy of Masathanar, kings began to attach this name with theirs as Karuvur Seraman Sathan, Pandian Keeran Sathan, Cholanattu Pidavur Kizhan Mahan Perunchathan, Ollayur Kizhan Mahan Perunchathan and so on.  Tamil world knows the great epic poet Seethalai Chathanar, Urayur Mudhukannan Chathanar, Perunthalai Chathanar gaining great powers by worshipping Masathanar.  In the days that followed, Sathanar came to be known as Sastha and also as Ayyanar.
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Masathanar-Ayyanar appears majestically from the sanctum sanctorum with Rudrakshas in His neck, shoulders, chest, wrists and fingers. He is holding a bouquet in the right hand and a palm leaf in the left.
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