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Sri Muthukumaraswami temple
 
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Moolavar: Muthukumaraswami
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Valli and Deivanai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Saravana Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Two pujas a day
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Vattamalai
  District: Tiruppur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Sashti (6th day of the full moon or new moon fortnights) and Kruthika star days mark the monthly festival of the temple with special abisheks and pujas in the mornings. The annual festivals are Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Thai Poosam in January-February, Soora Samharam in Aipasi the October-November and Panguni Uthiram in March-April. Panguni Uthiram has greater importance among the festivals. The 10 day festival beginning with flag hoisting and procession within the inner prakara continues with the wedding event of Lord Muruga with His consorts and the car – rath drawn around the hill. Water is brought from Kodumudi for abisheks. The place would look like a sea of devotees.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Earlier, this was a Shiva temple. During the consecration in the 1949, Lord Muthukumaraswami became the presiding deity and Mothers Valli and Deivanai in their respective shrines, according to epigraphic details.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to6.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Muthukumaraswami temple, Vattamalai, Tiruppur.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 99762 18099 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Historically, the temple is believed to have been built about 1300 years ago during the period of the Cheras, Pandyas and the Cholas.  The symbols of Fish belonging to Pandyas confirm this fact.  A sculpture of Saivite Saint Sundarar in a pillar in the Vadya Mandap of the temple shows his visit during his Shiva pilgrimages.  The temple is on a small hill with 100 steps for pedestrian devotees and a hill route for motorists.  Lord Maha Ganapathy and Idumban shrines are on the hill route.    

 Peacock Mandap and the Deepasthamba are outside the temple according to Konguadu tradition.  Passing through the 3 tier Rajagopuram are Lord Vinayaka, Bali peeta, flag post in the Vasantha Mandap.  The carved sculptures of Lords Yoga Narasimha, Vishnu, Rama, Sri Anjaneya. and Mother Badrakali are on the walls of the prakara, showing the religious fraternity among the Saivites and Vishnavites. There is also a carved sculpture of Veerabadra on the southern wall of Artha Mandapa.  Lord Shiva in His Linga form graces with Mother Parvathi in the southwest side of the Maha Mandapa.  Mothers Valli and Deivanai are in their respective shrines in the north side.  There are entrances also for the shrines.  Renovations are going on for the temple for consecration.  The temple is in the control of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees believe that Muthukumaraswami shall fulfill every wish they have in mind,

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer garlands made of a red flower called Sevvarali on each Tuesdays to realize their wishes. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Among the Muruga temples in the Kongu region of Tamilnadu, this is especially significant to have Adisesha (the divine snake serving as a bed, umbrella and throne to Lord Vishnu) is also installed near Lord Muruga.   It is said that a snake is still in the temple but does not harm the devotees. 

A large and broad Lotus is adoring the centre of the Maha Mandap as a Mahanyasa Peeta.  On the Panguni Uthiram day, a great pot full of water is placed on the Lotus and personified as Lord Muruga Himself.  After the pujas are over, this Theertha – water – is used for abishek of the presiding deity.  This peeta has its own powers.  The 16 pillar Mandap in on the southwest corner.  The wedding festival is conducted in this part of the temple as followed in earlier days.  The Saravana Theertha spring was created by thunder and lightning, offering very sweet water.  This is also praised as Neeradi-Neruppadi Sunai.  Sunai means spring.

Two pujas are followed in the temple as per Shivagama rules.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

The place, Vattamalai is on the Kangeyam-Palani road in Tiruppur district.  It was Kongana Giri in olden day after Kongana Siddha who lived here.  Lord Muruga graces the devotees from this temple holding a trident, Shatkona, and Angusa.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: It is noteworthy that it was Lord Shiva temple till 1949. During the consecration in that year, Lord Muthukumaraswami was installed and became the presiding deity.
 
     
 
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