Kottaimedu Arulmigu Sangameswarar temple Thaipoosam Car Festival Invitation
Moolavar : Sangameswarar
Amman / Thayar : Akhilandeswari
Old year : 500 years old
City : Kottaimedu, Coimbatore
District : Coimbatore
State : Tamil Nadu
13 day Brahmmotsaam in Chithirai (April-May), Vaikasi Visakam (May-June), Aadipooram (July-August), Aadi Velli (July-August). Mahasivarathri (February-March), Annabishekam, Tirukarthikai (November-December), Thai Poosam (January-February), Skanda Sashti in Aipasi (October-November), Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
The six faces of Arumuga Peruman (Lord Muruga) are generally found facing different directions in our temples. The Lord in this temple graces directing only a single direction. As the Shivalinga in the temple has lines of Brahmmasutra (short form of Vedas and Upanishads by Sage Veda Vyasa) written on its head, it is said that this has the effect of changing the very destiny of His devotees.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Sri Sangameswarar temple, Kottaimedu, Coimbatore district.
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Sri Kasi Viswanathar, Neelakandeswarar, Sun (Surya), Kappu Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy and Bhairava grace from their respective shrines in the corridor-prakara.
It is the staunch belief of the devotees that prayer to Lord Sangameswara for the younger people on the verge of death, would surely change the destiny and restore them to life. Mother Akhilandeswari graces the devotees in marriage alliances. There is cure for all diseases, child boon and solution to all and any problem in the family and success in business undertakings.
Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with Vastras.
Greatness Of Temple:
A demon performed severe penance on Lord Shiva and attained powerful boons that he could not be killed by any.. Aiming to rule the Deva Loka (celestial world), he began to harass them and the sages. When they approached Indira for safety, he told them that Lord Shiva alone could save them. They came to this place which was full of Sangu pushpam flower plants and prayed Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva killed the demon.
The lines of Brahmma Sutra are written on the head of the Shivalinga. Hence prayer to Him will save people from adverse destinies and even bring back life of the younger people facing their end.
Lord Muruga graces the devotees in the form of Somaskanda killing the demon Surapanma. He is on his peacock vehicle as Lord Subramanya facing north, holding different weapons on His 12 hands. The structure of the temple is such that Lord Subramanya appears as the presiding deity.
The shrine of Mother Akhilandeswari is on the left of the presiding deity. Sri Anjaneya graces in a pillar facing west.
Chola king Karikala was harbouring the grief of not having heir to succeed him to the throne. He had a dream on a day about the miracles Lord Shiva in various places. He spoke to his Guru and scholars about the dream he had and believed that it could also grant him a child boon. As advised by them, he built 36 Shiva temples. This is the 31s t temple built by Karikala.