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Sri Shamba Murtheeswarar temple
Moolavar: Shamba Murtheeswarar
  Urchavar: Uma Maheswarar
  Amman / Thayar: Manonmani
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: Vasishta River
  Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Vasishtaranyam
  City: Ethapur
  District: Salem
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Thai Brahmmotsavam in January-February and Poornima pujas each month are celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord is a Swaymbu Linga. During the first week of Masi month – February-March, Sun God worships Lord spreading his rays on Lord.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 9.30 a.m. and 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Shamba Murtheeswarar Temple, Ethapur, Salem district.  
  +91- 4282 - 270 210. 
 General Information:
  Lord Muruga appears differently in this temple with three faces in the front and three at the back.  Chaturveda Lingas, Pancha Lingas and Mother Jeshtadevi are in separate shrines in the prakara.  Lord Pradhana Vinayaka adores the temple.  Three tier Rajagopuram is facing east.
  People pray here for solutions to family problem, health and realizing their wishes.  They pray to Chaturveda Linga for achieving excellence in academic field.
Thanks giving:
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord with milk and offer vastras. 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  Of the five energy places-Panchabhoodha Sthalas, this temples belongs to Appu-Water.  Sage Vasishta had visited this place, bathed in the river and worshipped Lord here.  Indira conducted a yajna here dedicated to Lord for retaining his position among the Devas as their king.  During the yajna, sage Gautama offered a flower to Indirani which attracted her very much and did not concentrate on the yagna.  This made the yajna a failure.  Enraged Indira cursed Gautama that he would be separated from his wife.  The sage, after the separation from his wife,   installed a Shivalinga and worshipped Lord Shiva.  In the month of Masi (February-March) while Sun was worshipping Lord, the sage was granted darshan and relief from Indira’s curse.  The sage was re-united with his wife.  
  Temple History:
  Daksha organized a Yaga for selfish gains and did not invite Lord Shiva.  Ambica, though not permitted by Lord, attended Her father’s yaga.  Angry Shiva, seeking peace of mind, came to this place.  To cool down Lord Shiva, Ambica too came here with Her brother Lord Vishnu, performed penance.  Lord Shiva granted darshan to His consort under the Vilwa tree and pardoned Her.  The tree is in the prakara.  Couples separated from each other circumambulate the tree for re-union.  
Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Sun God spreads His rays on Lord Shiva in the first week of Masi and perform his puja.
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