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Murugar Temple at kangeyanallur

Location

Kangeyanallur is between Vellore and Katpadi.

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Significance

The Subramanyar temple at Kangeyanallur is over a half a millennium old and it has been renovated and rejuvenated in the 20th century. It is held in great reverence locally. Kangeyanallur is located at a distance of 5 km from Vellore. Other major temples in the vicinity are Vallimalai, Tiruvallam, the Margabandhuswamy temple at Virinjipuram and the Fort temple at Vellore.

The presiding deity Subramanyar in a standing posture is flanked by his consorts Valli and Deivayanai. Th ere are also shrines to Vinayakar, Shiva, Arunagirinathar, Dhandapani and Arumukhaswamy here. The temple has two prakarams, two entrances.

The Kartikai asterism is considered to be of importance each month here. Skanda Sashti, Aadi Krittikai and Thai Krittikai are some of the other festivals celebrated here. The annual festival Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Maasi.

Also located in Kangeyanallur is the historic Kangeeswarar temple dating back to the period of the Cholas, as testified by inscriptions here. Much of the present structure is the result of renovations in the 20th century. The annual Bhramotsavam here is celebrated in the month of Pankuni, one month after that at the Subramanyar temple; other festivals celebrated here include Arudra Darisanam, Aani Tirumanjanam and Maha Shivaratri.is data about the temple

Temple

Sri Kangeeswarar temple in Kangeyanallur was built during the time of Chola rulers as evidenced by the stone inscriptions. The temple dedicated to Lord Muruga was built some 500 years ago and later on it was renovated bye Sri Mallaiyadhas Bhagavadhar and Sri Thirumuruga Kirupanandha Varriyar, a popular exponent of Hindu Scriptures. Sculptures are artistically engraved in the gopura depicting the Kandhapuranam and the six sthalams of Lord Muruga Sculptures are artistically engraved in the gopuram depicting the Kandhapuranam and the six Padaiveedus of Lord Muruga.

It is said that the sculpturer who created the Thiruthani Murugan temple has created this as well. It is said that Lord Muruga here is being worshipped by sages and celestial gods during mid-nights everyday. The temple was renovated by Sri Thirumuruga Kirupanandha Variyar, a popular exponent of Hindu Scriptures and his father Sri Mallaiyadhas Bhagavadhar. When Mallaiyadhas Bhagavadhar conducted the Kumbabhisheham in 1933, his son Srisailavasan fell from 50 feet but after intense prayer and applying holy ash over him, he just woke up without any injury. An inscription about this incident is present in the temple.

Theertham

Saravana Poihai (created by Krupanandha Variyar)

Variyar’s Knowledge centre

This is present opposite the temple where Kirupanandha Variyar was cremated. There is a 24 hours Moksha deepam burning here facing the North direction.

Contact

Sri Thiruvadi 98423 11755,
Office-0416 - 2248922

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