Introduction of Alangudi Guru Bhagawan Temple
Alangudi Guru Bhagawan Temple is located at Alangudi in Thiruvarur District and 17 kms from Kumbakonam and near Neelamangalam. The main Idol of this temple was Lord Shiva as "Sri Abathsahayeswarar Swamy" and Lord Parvathi as "Elavarkuzhali". The temple is one of the famous Navagraha Temple for Lord Guru Dakshinamoorthy. The temple occupies an area about 1.25 acres surrounded by walls.
History of Alangudi Abathasahayeswarar Temple
One day, for nectar the Devas churning the Parkadal(Sea of Milk) obstruct by poisonous vapour from the snake Vasuki. The Vasuki prayed to Lord Shive, he used up to eat the deadly poison (Aala visham). So the sthalam of this temple called as "Alangudi" and also the Lord Shiva called as "Aabath Sahayeswarar". Lord Parvathi took severe penance for punishment and married Lord Shive in this temple, so the place is called as "Thirumana mangalam".
Lord Ganesha called as "Kalangaamal Kaatha Vinayagar" in that temple because of killed the Asura "Gajamuharasan" by safe from Devas. Brahma, Lakshmi, Garuda, Murugan, Ayyanar, Mukunda Chakravarthy, Sundarar, Vishwamitrar etc were worshipped in this temple. The temple is also a "Parigara Sthalam" and fourth from Panchavarunya's Sthalams.
Once Lord Shiva appeared as Boat man and helped Sundaramurthy swamigal to cross the vettaru river to reach sthalam. The boat was hitted on rock, so his rishaba vahana helped him to reach Sthalam safely.
The temple was built by Amuthorar, who was the Minister of King Muskunda Chakravarthy ruled Thiruvarur. The Minister was asked to share with the King the Punniya that he earned by being Lord Shiva's devotee. He refused to do so and was cut off the Minister head. The king got "Dhosam" and got by worshipping Abath sahayeswarar swamy at Alangudi.
There are around 15 theerthams in this temple. One which is located inside the temple as "Amrita Pushkarini".Alangudi is surrounded by 3 holy rivers. They are Cauvery, Kollidam and Vennaru. Chakra theertham is in front of the temple.Tham was created by Maha Vishnu's Chakra.
Guru Bhagawan Temple
A special feature of this temple was worshipped by Lord Guru Dakshinamoorthy . Lord Guru engraved on the wall and is not in the form of separate Idol, reunited with Lord Shiva. Guru is the success planet of Good luck, success, hopeful, joy, noble, fortune.
The position of Guru in your birth chart can indicate where your luck opportunities are to be found. He expand your best out of life. It is believed that students, in order to excel in education. Lot of Devotees crowd in the temple where Guru transits in zodiac sign, called as "Guru Peyarchi".
If Guru is prominent in your horoscope, you tend to be well liked and popular. They will be friendly, cheerful, successful in career and business. He is the planet of blessings.So only he was called as Guru.
Guru means "remover of darkness". His vahanam is an elephant. His wife was Goddess Thara and Sangini. His gem stone was yellow sapphire, metal-gold, flower-mullai, grain-channa dhal. Guru is found seated under Banyan Tree (Aalamaram). Guru is the lord of dhanushu and meena rasi and faces in south direction.
Festivals in Guru Bhagawan Temple, Alangudi
All Thursdays are special for Guru Bhagawan. Daily poojas are also performed in this temple. Then New Moon day, Full Moon day, Guru horai, Karthigai Deepam, Aadi puram, Arudra dharisanam, Skanda sashti, Brahmmotsavam, Navarathiri, Days falling on stars like Punarpoosam, Visakam and Pooratathii are special days for Guru.It is believed that performing Sahasranama Archana, Sri Guru Homam and Milk Abhisegam will bring prosperity and cure from all dhosams.
Guru Bhagawan Temple timings: 5.30am to 12pm, 4pm to 8pm
Address of the alangudi temple
Sri Abath Sahayeswarar Temple,
Guru Bhagawan Temple,
Pincode - 612801,
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