[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Palani...
Tiruchendur.... Tirupparakundram....
Tiruttani.... Palamudircholai...
Swamimalai.... Ilanji....
Gatikachalam... Rettipatti...
Chinnaalapatti... Yettikudi...
Enkan.... Kumaragiri...
Konkanagiri.... Ratnagiri....
kunrakudi... Vaideeswaran Koil...
Kumarakoil... Madras...
Vadapalani... Kandakottam...
Kanchi Kumarakottam... Kanchamalai....
Sivanmalai... Kapilarmalai...
Tindalmalai... Kalugumalai....
Surilimalai... Viralimalai...
Kudimiyamalai.... Marudamalai...
Tiruvannamalai... Sennimalai...
Vallimalai.... Tirumalai....
Tiruporur... Kielvelur....
Chettikulam.... Tiruvidaikuli....
Yelathur.... Karamadai....
Andavarkuppam.... Sikkal....
Mailam... Voilur....
Tirumurugan Poondi... Tiruchengodu....
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

VIRALIMALAI - MURUGAN TEMPLE

This hill temple has a fascinating legend that highlights the unexcelled glory of the presiding deity Murugan and also the kshetra around it. The another plus point that it proudly displays is - it is set amidst bounteous growth of greenery that wafts the souls of the visitors and places them at the feet of the Lord even before entering the precincts of this hoary kshetra. There is a charming little township surrounding the hill, heightening the glory of the Lord, rather the compassionate Lord is anointing it with Chandanam brought for him by bhaktas. It is said that the surrounding forest is inhabited by rishis worshipping Lord Muruga assuming the form of Kura trees. The worshipping sages sanctified the kshetra with their tapassakti. Hence its unhindering prosperity.

The Sthalapurana embodies the accounts of great Maharshis like Kasyapa, Vasishta and Narada who were relieved of their curses on worshipping the Lord here. On account of the belief current that rishis have been doing penance for over centuries taking the form of trees, the people living in this area do not cut the trees for fuel or any household use. They rather look upon them as objects of adoration. The temple Pushkarini lies at the foot of the hill. Visitors taking bath in it proceed towards the sannidhi. On the way there are several mini-shrines enshrining the most adorable deities, like Mother Meikannudayal, Meenakshi Sundareswarar and Edumban. Atop the hill, there are several mandaps in the prakara such as Navaratri mandap, Skanda Kottai mandap, Karrati mandap etc. They are adorned with enticing sculptures of Siva, Arunagirinathar etc. In addition, there are well built and tastefully decorated Shanmuga sannidhi and Siva Peruman sannidhi beckoning the visitors for worship. In the inner courtyard there are independent mini-shrines for Vinayaka, Dakshinamurti, Chandikeswar, Bhairava, Agasthya etc. The walls of garbha griha are beautified, rather consecreted by the paintings of many divinities like Vasishta, Arundhathi, Kasyapa, Narada etc. Nithyanaimithika worship is offered with great devotional fervour. It is visited by an unending streams of paryatakas and bhaktas throughout the year. It is one of the famous Muruga kshetras of Tamil Nadu.

It lies near 28 km off Trichy on the way to Madurai, accessible by bus and train.

 

Back ] Up ] Next ]

About Viralimalai - Murugan Temple
You are Here! Page1
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.