Abathsahyeswarar temple, Alangudi

Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam or Tiru Irum Poolai is a Shiva temple located in the village of Alangudi in Valangaiman, Tamil Nadu. In this temple, Lord Dakshinamurthy is worshipped as one of the "Navagrahas" and is referred to the planet Jupiter.

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Abathsahyeswarar temple,Alangudi
  • Lord Dakshinamurthy is one of the "Navagrahas" and is referred to the planet Jupiter, and Alangudi is the "Guru Stalam" dedicated to the planet Jupiter.
  • Legend has it that Alangudi is the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison as emitted during the churning of the 'paarkadal' (Sea of milk). Hence the place is known as Alangudi, which literally mean ‘the place where Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison’.
  • Alangudi is regarded as one of the Pancha Aranya Sthalas – Pancha-five, Aranya-forest covered).
  • It is one among the 274 "Padal Petra Sthalams"
  • This is the only temple where Lord Dakshinamurthy is taken in car procession.
Pooja Details
  • Special abisheka and pujas are conducted in the Abathsahayeswarar temple for Guru Dakshinamurthy of Thursday in the month of Masi –February-March. Masi Thursday is considered very important for Guru worship. This day has greater significance in Jupiter-Guru related issues than his transit days from one zodiac sign to the next each year.
  • People's whose Birth star sign is Punarvasu Nakshatra have to visit Arulmigu Abathsagayeswarar temple - Alangudi in Tamil Nadu twice in an year or atleast once in an year.
  • Yellow color garment and chick pea (konda kadalai) are offered to bring happiness to a Guru devotee. It is believed that students, in order to excel in education, can offer kondakadalai garland (chick pea is soaked in water and made as a garland) to Lord Guru. Large numbers of devotees throng here during Guru Peyarchi, that is when Jupiter transits between zodiac signs.
  • New Moon Day (Ammavasai), Full Moon Day (pournami), Guruhorai, Days falling on stars like punarpoosam, Visagam and Pooratathi are very auspicious for Sri Guru Bhagavan. Offering prayers on these days are more special.
Other Temples covered in this trip
  • Agastheeswarar temple at Karuvalacheri
  • Garbarakshambigai temple at Thirukarukavur
  • Raghusthalam at Thirunageswaram.
  • Pickup and Drop point is Kumbakonam. The trip would be customised based on requirements and all complete details would be provided before booking.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the Sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • Assistance regarding temple and pooja information will be provided on request
  • Package does not include food and hotel stay.
  • The pickup and drop point information will be provided to the customer before booking. It is customer's responsibility to reach the pickup point of the trip at specified time. On request basis, GoSthala will arrange pickup from customers place of choice at any applicable nominal charges.
  • All other expenses (temple entry ticket charges, parking charges, etc.) that are not specified in the package inclusions.
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  • Transportation provided will be as per itinerary only (not at disposal).
  • The package price is indicative and based on seasonal demands the price is subject to change and will be informed prior booking.
  • The price mentioned here is only for 200 kms per day and 13 hours per day.10 Rs per km will be charged extra if it exceeds 200kms and 120 Rs per hour will be charged extra if it exceeds 13 hours.
  • The package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
  • Payment method as follows: 25% payment on confirmation; 50% payment before starting the trip; Balance payment before end of the trip.
  • 15% of package cost will be charged as penalty on canceling, 31 or more days before departure.
  • 35% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 22 to 30 days before departure.
  • 50% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 15 to 21 days before departure.
  • 100% of package cost will be charged as penalty on cancelling, 15 days before departure.
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