A maharshi committed a wrong to Lord Shiva and was cursed to be born as a deer in this place that was dense with Mango trees. The Rishi-deer was born to other deers – demons in earlier birth. They left the baby-deer for preying. Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi came there in the guise of a hunter, shot them and released them from their curses. They came to the baby deer waiting for its parents. Mother Parvathi fed the hungry baby deer, the Rishi in earlier birth. Lord Shiva consoled it and released from the curse. As requested by the Rishi, they stayed here.
Sri Aamra Vaneswarar Temple Madurai
Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Tirukarthikai Deepan in November-December and Sri Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti in Vaikasi-May-June are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Madurai is 15 km from Tiruchi and 5 km from Lalgudi.
The Nearest Railway Station Trichy
The Nearest Airport is Trichy