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Sri Pachottu Avudayar temple
Moolavar: Pachottu Avudayar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Pachainayaki (Periyanayaki)
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Nigapushkarani theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Parvathipuram
  City: Kangeyam, Madavilagam
  District: Erode
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Mahasivarathri in Masi (February-March) and Tiruvadirai in Margazhi (December-January) are celebrated grandly in the temple  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is a big temple for Lord Shiva with two Swayambu Lingas. The miracle of a mud pot with sacred ashes coming out of a spring in the temple once in 12 years is taking place even today. This is the only Shiva temple in the region with tallest lamp post – Deepastamba.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Pachottu Avudayar Temple, Kangeyam, Madavilagam, Erode district  
 General Information:

There are shrines for Kannimoola Ganapathi, Muruga, Sabanayakar Mandapam and Thanthondresswara Swayambu Linga.


It is the staunch belief of the devotees if they either consume a little of the sacred ash in the pot or apply on the body, seriousness illness are cured.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer abhishek and Vastras-clothing – to Lord and the Goddess. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Once Lord Shiva appeared here with an unbaked mud vessel seeking alms. Hence, the Lord is known as Pachottu Avudayar. (Pachottu – unbaked mud vessel). According to Epigraphy, the name of the Lord is found as Pachottu Aludayar. Goddess is known as Pachainayaki-Periyanayaki.

Miracle: There is a spring behind the temple created by Lord Shiva by scratching the ground with His nail. The Nigapushkarani as it is called is revered equal to Ganga. A pot filled with sacred ashes comes out from the spring once in 12 years even today.

Till 50 years ago, the pot was big in size, but of late the size has shrunk. The sacred ash has a high medicinal value curing even prolonged diseases if consumed a little or applied on the body, it is believed.

As Mother Parvathi performed penance here, the place is also known as Parvathipuram. The Lamp Post in the tallest of Shiva temples in this region. After praying at the flag post (dwajasthamba) when we advance into the temple, there is another Swayambu Shivalinga known as Arudra Kapaleeswararar. This is a temple known for two Swayambulingas.

There also shrines for Raghupathi Narayanaperumal flanked by His Consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi, Garuda and Anjaneya.

  Temple History:

While Mother Parvathi was performing penance here, Lord Shiva appeared before Her with an unbaked mud vessel seeking food. Mother Parvathi, committed to the dharma of helping those in need, offered food to the Lord in the vessel. Pleased Shiva took Her along with Him.

The miracle of the pot with sacred ashes coming of the spring once in 12 years takes place even now. The temple has two Swayambulingas.

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