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Mahakumbabishekam of Ancient Eswaran Temple held

Mahakumbabishekam of Ancient Eswaran Temple held

Thousands of devotees  took part in the Mahakumbabishekam of over 1000-year-old Erode Kottai Eswaran Temple called as Aruthra Kabaleeswarar Temple on Thursday morning. The temple is  coming under the HR and CE department. It was constructed by Konguchozhan Karikalan who ruled Dharapuram as Rasarasapuram in AD 1177. The sun light will directly reflect on the main deity on 25,26,27 on Tamil Month Masi. 

The temple houses an 800-year-old Vanni tree, Natarajar, 63 Nayanmars, Lord Shani, Kalabhairava, Chandran and other deities. Annual car festival will be held in the month of Vaikasi. Guru Paerchi, 63 Nayanmars procession, and Guru Pooja are important events of the temple.

The renovation work of the temple started in 2019. It included painting of the gopurams, sculptures, restoration of statues without modification, work of fixing gold-plated flag post, renovation of Annadana Koodam, Vahana, Vasantha mandapam etc. As all these works were completed, the Kumbabhishekam date was fixed as per the norm of holding consecration once in 12 years as per the Ahama Sasthra.  

Kumbabhishekam ceremony started with Ganapati Homam on August 31. Following this, special poojas are being held every day.  Huge yagashalas have been set up in the  temple and the consecration was held between 10:35 am and 11:35 on Thursday. 

The arrangements were done and monitored by Executive Officers Kayalvizhi, R Sugumar, Special Officer M Arulkumar, Arulneri Thirukoottam Trust functionaries S Masilamani, Senthur KP Periyasamy, CA Kathirvel, Somasundaram,  consecration committee president S Subramaniam, and Trust Board president  S Selvam.