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Sri Kalyana pasupatheeswarar temple
Moolavar: Pasupatheeswarar, Pasupathi, Aanilai Appar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Alankaravalli, Soundarya Nayaki, Krupa Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Vanji
  Theertham: Thadaagai theertham, Ambiravathi-Amaravathi river
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Karur
  District: Karur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  -Lord of the temple is praised in the hymns of Saints Tirugnana Sambandar,Karuvurar-Tiruvisaipa and Arunagirinathar in his Tirupugazh.This is the ninth temple of Lord Shiva in the Kongunadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.  
  13 day Panguni Uthira festival in March-April; Margazhi pujas and Arudra darshan in December-February, also 13 days; monthly Pradosha pujas, Jupiter and Saturn transition days and New Moon days are the festivals celebrated in the temple drawing huge crowd  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Shiva as a Linga slightly leaning is a swayambumurthy on a square Avudayar-seat. The rays of Sun fall on the Lord for five days in the month of Masi-February-March.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Karur-639 001.  
  +91- 4324 - 262 010 
 General Information:

Entering the temple, the stone-made Flag post-Kodimaram greets the devotee.  One side of the Kodimaram has the sculpture of King Pugazh Chola Nayanar with his hand holding a head on a plate.  The other side has the sculpture of a cow licking the Shivalinga from its rear legs under its milk organs.  The 100 pillar Mandapam is called Pugazh Chozhar Mandap.  This is one of the five capitals of the Chola kings. Lords Nataraja and Dakshinamurthi are in the ghoshta wall. There is also a shrine for Lord in inner prakara and shrines for Mother Mahalakshmi and Lord Arumugha.


Devotees pray in the temple for various wishes.  They pray for mental peace, child and wedding boon, employment opportunity, progress in trade, promotions etc.  It is believed that Lord Pasupatheeswarar does not disappoint His devotees.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees contribute mangal sutras and jewels to Lord. Perform abishek with milk, curd, green coconut and offer vastras to Lord and Mother. They also organize Annadhana-feeding and also distribute nivedhana offered to Lord 
 Greatness Of Temple:
  The reputation of the temple is manifold.  The place was ruled by devout Pugazh Chola Nayanar.  Eripatha Nayanar and Karuvur Thevar author of Tiruvisaipa forming part of the 12 Saivite hymns editions were born here.  Another celebrated Nayanar, Sivakami Andar placed himself in the service of Lord in the temple.  This is a very ancient temple renovated by emperor Mushukunda.  According to Sthala Puranas, the invitation for the wedding of Lord Muruga with Deivanai at Tiruparankundram was dispatched from Karur.   Karuvurar, one of the 18 Siddhas merged with Lord Aanilayappar in this place causing a slight siding of the Linga.
The Aanilai Linga in the temple is a swayambumurthi.  Lord Brahmma is mentioned as the ever first devotees to worship Lord Shiva in this temple.  Divine cow Kamadenu has worshipped Lord here.  Its foot print is visible on the Linga.
The temple of Siddha Karuvuruar is in the southwest corner of this place.  Some Brahmins complained against him to the king that the Siddha was following the Vama Marga offering wine and meat to the Lord.  The enquiry revealed that the complaint was biased and false and the king punished the complainants.  As they continued to harass him, the Siddha merged with Lord Aanilayappar on Thai Poosam day (January-February).
  Temple History:

Lord Brahmma became proud of his position as Creator of the world.  To teach him a lesson, Lord Shiva made divine cow Kamadenu come to Earth through Narada to perform penance on Him in this place, a forest of Vanji trees then.  A divine voice instructed Kamadenu to worship the Linga hidden in an anthill there.  Following the instructions, Kamadenu was pouring its milk on Lord in the anthill.  As its foot hit the Linga in, it began to bleed.  Lord told Kamadenu that He would be worshipped as Pasupathi Nathar as the cow (Kamadenu) worshipped Him and that Kamadenu would do the creation work.  Kamadenu began the job that wiped of the pride of Brahmma.  Merciful Lord returned the creation job to Brahmma then and took Kamadenu with Him.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Lord Shiva is swayambumurthy in the temple leaning slightly on a side. The Avudayar-seat is of square type. Rays of Sun fall on the Lord for five days in Masi month, February-March.
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