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Lord Vigirtheeswarar graces with His snake jewel (Nagabaranam) in the sanctum sanctorum as a swaymbumurthy.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

6 Road Pirivu is 13 km far from Karur on the Aravakurichi route. From this place, the temple is 8 km far. City buses are available from Karur at specific hours.

The Nearest Railway Station is Karur

By Air

The Nearest Airport is Trichy

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Sri Kalyana Vigirtheeswarar Temple Venjamankudalur

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Temple Legend

Indira, king of Devas developed a desire on Akalika, wife of Maharshi Gautama. He entered into his hermitage in the guise of a cock and cried. Cock cry indicates the dawn. Innocent Maharshi left the hermitage for the river to have his morning bath. Indira entered into the hermitage as rishi. Akalya thought the entrant was her own husband. Meantime, the sage, finding that there was more time for the dawn and returned home sensing some mischief. Seeing the Rishi, Indira, tried to escape in the guise of the cat. but was cursed to have eyes in his whole body. Indira began to go round the Shiva Temples seeking relief from the curse. Lord Shiva said that his curse would disappear at an appropriate time. Indira begged the Lord that He should grace His darshan to all from this place. Lord Shiva appeared here as Swayambu Linga.

Timings and Events
Timings

The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Events

10 day Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December and Mahashivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

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