Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple
Main Deity : Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar, Aanilayappar, Pasupathi Nathar.
Ambal : Alangaravalli, Chowndira Nayagi, Kiruba Nayagi.
Holy Water : Brahma Theertham, Amaravathi Theertham, Thadagai Theertham, Arasa Theertham, Thenu Theeertham, Muruga Theertham.
Temple Tree : Vanji.
Prominence of the Shrine :
The most important temple among the seven Temple in the Kongu Region. This temple’s flag hoist is made up of rock stone. One side of the flag, famous sage Pughazh Chola Nayanar is holding a plate towards the god with his head on the plate as an offering and the other side of the flag Shiva Linga is there. There is a sculpture of Cow which is licking that Shiva Linga. Another specialty of this temple is it has got five Lingas. At this temple there are two dedicated Sannidhis for Goddess Devi. Karuvurar or Karvur Thevar, the famous Siddha who helped many Chola during their glorious ruling was born at this town. Purghazh Chola Nayanar ruled this area. Thirugnana Sampanthar sung about this temple.
The old temple of Karur is at least 2000 years old. Six times pooja had been happening every day for several centuries now. This town used to be the capital of Chera Kings. Shiva played his Thiruvilayadal (prank) with Brahma to bring down his ego about his ability of creation. As per hindu mythologies Kamadenu (the holy cow) wanted to attain liberation through Lord Shiva. The holy Sage “Naradha” went and told Kamadenu to worship lord Shiva from a Vanji forest (Vanji is a type of flower plant grows in the Indian sub-continent). So Kamadenu came down to earth and reached Karur Area where Vanji forest was there. It started worshipping Shiva who was covered by the Anthill. Shiva was happy with Kamadenu’s dedication and he awarded the power of creation to Kamadenu. Lord Brahma ( creator) realized his mistake and apologized to Shiva. Later Shiva sent the Kamadenu back to the Deva world and gave the job of creation back to Lord Brahma. In tamil “Karu” means the inner most particle in the living beings which is responsible to generate the life. As brahma got his job back at this place, this is called as Karur. As the Holy Cow worshipped Lord Shiva here the Lord is called as Pasupatheeswarar or Aanilayappar( pasu means cow).
Poets who sang its praise : Thirugnana Sampanthar, Karuvurar, Arunagiri Nathar.
Temple Timings : Morning 6:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M, Evening 4:30 P.M – 8:45 P.M
Pooja Details : Six times poojas every day.
Temple Festivals :
Panguni – Panguni Uthiram - Brahmorchavam 12 days,
Aruthra Darshan – 10 days,
Navarathri (Dussera) – 10 days.
Nearest Town : Karur.
Temple Address : Sri Pasupatheeswarar Temple,
Karur – 639 001.
Telephone No : 9790555882, 04324-238017 , Temple office- 04324-262010.
Hotel Near Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Karur :
1.Hotel Cholaa Inn
Kovai Road (opp. to Ajantha Theater)
37, West Pradhakshanam Road,
next to Thinnappa Theatre,
Karur 639001, India
Restaurant Near Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Karur :
1.Adyar Anand Bhavan
NH-67, Karur, India
2.KS Mess Veg Hotel
88 Covai Road | NRMP Plaza, Karur 639002, India