Kongu Naadu Temples

The Paadal Petra Sthalams are 276 temples that are revered in the verses of Saiva Nayanars (Thevaram) in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent. This itinerary takes you the Paadal petra sthalams in Kongu region (Coimbatore – Erode – Karur). On top of Paadal Petra Sthalams, these 7 temples have its own significance and is one of the must visit itinerary.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Itinerary Temples

  • Sangameshwar Temple,Bhavani
  • Arulmigu Arthanareeswar,Tiruchengode
  • Magudeswarar Temple,Kodumudi
  • Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple,Karur
  • Vikriteswarar Temple,Venjamakoodaloor
  • ThirumurugaNathasamy Temple,Thirumurugan Poondi
  • Sri Avinashiappar Temple, Avinashi.

Full Itinerary

Sangameshwar Temple,Bhavani
  • Sangameswarar temple (also called Thirunana and Thirukooduthurai) is a temple in Bhavani.
  • The presiding deity is Lord Shiva known as Sangameswarar along with his consort Pannaar Mozhiyaal or Vedanayagi.
  • Bhavani Sangameshwarar Temple is an ancient one.
  • The confluence of three rivers Kaveri,Bhavani river and amirtha(Agaya Gangai) meet at one place of the temple. So the place of bhavani Eswarar is called as Sangameshwarar.‘Dakshina Prayag’ or ‘Triveni Sangamam of South India.
  • This place is known as parikara Thalam.So in the south of the temple place of koodudurai the purokits (priests) performing poojas ie; parikara like nagadhosa, Sevvaidhosa, Marriage dhosa, Navagraha dhosa and other dhosas.
  • There is also separate shrine inside the temple for Lord Vishnu and his consort Soundaravalli Thaayar.
  • Rock status of this temple represents the beauty of stone carving and the culture of the people. When water or milk poured on the two identical stone statues in front of ambal sannidhi- Hindu goddess, one smiles at you, while the other sheds tears at you.
  • Legend,In the year 1804, a British Collector visited Bhavani, camping in the Travellers' Bungalow. One night, when he was asleep, a small girl woke him up and got him out of the Bungalow. Once they were out, the Bungalow collapsed. Shocked by this incident, the Collector turned to thank the girl but to find, she wasn't there. The next day, the priest on duty informed him that it was Bhavani Vedanaayaki Amman, who saved his life. He offered a gold plate to the goddess with his signature dated 11/01/1804. The holes and the gold plate are present even now and are taken care.

Arulmigu Arthanareeswar,Tiruchengode
  • Temple is on the hill which is red in color.
  • There are 1206 steps to reach the top of the hill to worship the Lord Shiva-Ardhanareeswarar.
  • One cannot miss the long 60’ red colored snake carved along the steps. People worship Adi Seshan-the snake.
  • One has to enter the temple from the main entrance-Rajagopuram-from the south; sanctum sanctorum faces west. In this temple Lord Shiva appears in man-woman combination in one idol; the right part of the idol is half of Parvathi Devi and the left half is Lord Shiva’s half. There is a saying that wife is the better half; True to the saying, here Lord Shiva has given his left part of body to goddess Parvathi, his wife . It means that there is no Shiva without the Sakthi; and no sakthi without Shiva.So the main deity is called Umai Oru Bagan, Ammaiappan, Mangaipangan and Madhorubagan.
  • There is small shrine for Pandeeswarar on the hill. People offer cradles and they believe that they can have children.On the way to temple, the sixtieth step is considered as step of Honesty and truth-that is sathiyappadi.
  • Many people who have Nagadosham offer abishegams to Adiseshan with turmeric and kumkum. It is generally believed that they are blessed with marriage soon.

Magudeswarar Temple,Kodumudi
  • This temple is a Mummoorthi Temple and so containing the deities of Brahma, Magudeshwarar, Veeranarayanapperumaal.
  • Lord Magudeswarar is also praised as Malai Kolundeeswarar and Mother as Soundaryanayaki and Vadivudainayaki.
  • Sacred Tree of this temple is Vanni Tree (The tree is a 3000 year old living tree and its leaf are using in kavadi theertham).
  • Vinayaka has the feet of a tiger and the face of an elephant, a very rare form.
  • It is the faith of the people that performing abishek with Cauvery water to a Vinayaka under Arasu and Vembu trees coupled together for realizing wedding and child boon.
  • Legend, A competition arose between Adisesha and Vayu the God of Winds about their might. They put the Meru mount at a centre which was tightly held by Adisesha. Vayu blew with all velocity to push Adisesha. Meru split into seven pieces, each as a Gem Shivalinga. The diamond piece fell in Kodumudi. This is a place for Naga worship.
  • Majority of the devotees come here seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets.
  • Devotees throng the place for performing Tarpan for the ancestors on the new moon day in the Cauvery River.

Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple,Karur
  • The presiding deity in the main shrine is a swayambu lingam. He is called Pasupateeswarar or Aanilaiappar.
  • Lord Shiva as a Linga slightly leaning is a swayambumurthy on a square Avudayar-seat.
  • There are two images of Ambal here, Sundaravalli and Alankaravalli.
  • Rays of Sun fall on the Lord for five days in Masi month, February-March.
  • Devotees 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.
  • Legend says that Kamadhenu, the mythological cow, meditated upon Siva to receive his blessings and the name Aanilai. Brahma is said to have worshipped the presiding deity here.

Vikriteswarar Temple,Venjamakoodaloor
  • The presiding deity lord shiva is called as Vikriteswarar and the Ambal his consort is called as Vikritambika. Both the Shiva and the Ambal shrines face east.
  • This shiva temple is more than 1200 years old.
  • The main Lingam inside the sanctum sanctorum is 5 feet in height and the female deity's image is 2.5 feet in height.
  • Legend has it that a hunter king by name Venchan is said to have worshipped Shiva here and hence the name Venchamaakoodal. Shiva is said to have appeared in the guise of an old priest and blessed Sundarar with gold. The king of Devaas, Indiran, is said to have worshipped the Lingam here to get rid of his sins.

ThirumurugaNathasamy Temple,Thirumurugan Poondi
  • The Presiding deity is Lord Tirumuruganathar is so named as He was installed and worshipped by Lord Muruga.
  • While coming to worship Lord Shiva, Sri Muruga left His Vel weapon and the peacock vehicle outside the temple. As such, Lord Muruga in the shrine does not hold Vel and there is no peacock by Him.
  • Legend, Proud of his powers gained through his penance to rule all the worlds up and down, demon Surapanma imprisoned all the Devas and harassed them. Lord Muruga determined to destroy him, fought with Him, cut him into two pieces and made a cock of one piece for His flag and the other a peacock for His vehicle. However, for the act of killing the demon, Lord Muruga incurred the Brahmmahati dosha. He installed a Linga and got relieved of the dosha. The Brahmmahati that left Muruga is now in form of a square stone under a neem tree, according to scriptural stories.
  • Praying to Lord Shiva sincerely after a dip in the Brahmma theertham assures the devotee a total cure from mental diseases, curses and sins.
  • Performing abishek to the Lord after a dip in the Shanmuga theertham spring ensures child boon, is the belief.

Sri Avinashiappar Temple,Avinashi
  • Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. It is looked upon as the offset of the Kashi. Lord’s consort Karunambigai Amman is seen on the right side of the Lingeswar.
  • The Sanctum Sanctorum of Karunambigai Amman is located in the southern side of the temple corridor.
  • The Kala Bairavar shrine has a special status. The deity is aesthetically designed with a divine look.
  • The temple has a close association with Mysore royal family. In early days, the king must go to Kashi, bring a Linga from there and perform the puja in this temple and after that he only then assume power and other responsibilities. Lord Avinashi Appar, Lord Bhairava and the holy water-theertham are brought from Kashi.
  • The Tamil saying goes – Kasiyil Vasi Avinashi meaning that what the devotee derives by worshipping in Kasi-Varanasi, he/she derives half of the benefits by worshipping Avinashilingeswara in Avinashi.
  • The intensity of Saturn adverse aspects would come down considerably if those such affected pray to Sani Bhagwan in the temple.
Additional Info
  • The Pickup and Drop point for this itinerary is Erode. All pilgrims are requested to reach this place before the trip starts. However all the the itineraries are customisable and the pilgrims can contact Gosthala to customize the trip details in advance.
  • Breakfast for 2 persons.
  • Transportation in AC Etios/Dzire cabs.
  • Hotel accommodation based on type of package (standard/deluxe/premium) chosen. The price mentioned in this package is for family of two members sharing a single room. For extra person, please place a separate request with us.
  • Room type is Standard A/C Room in 2 star hotel.
  • Toll charges and driver's allowance.
  • Upon booking confirmation, the sthalapuranam of temples mentioned in the itinerary will be sent through email.
  • No extra charges for one child below the age of five.
  • Package does not include lunch and dinner.
  • 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.
  • Any loss/expenses incurred by unforeseen circumstances e.g. flight delays/cancellations, road blockages, vehicle breakdown, strikes, etc.
  • Expense of personal nature such as laundry, etc.
  • Any applicable service tax charges.
  • 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 package does not include guide services where not mentioned. Guide services can be availed from us at an additional cost.
  • GoSthala will do all the checking necessary to ensure the temples are open during the visit. However we will not be responsible if any of the temples are closed at the time of visit.
  • 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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