Thiru Marugal Temple  

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  1. Thiru Marugal

    Thiru Marugal is one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.

    Thiru Marugal is about 6 kms from Thirupugaloore and 5 kms from Thittacheri on the banks of River Puttharu. This is a maddakoil.

    The temple has a big Raja gopuram of five storeys. There is a big Nandi seen on a platform as we enter through the main entrance.

    Vinayakar is known as Vidanteertha Vinayakar. We have to climb few steps to reach Maha mandapam. Here we see paintings relating to the sthala purana. Amman sannidhi is seen in Maha mandapam to a side.

    From there we enter into Artha mandapam where we see huge Dwarabalakar near the entrance to main sanctum on either side.

    Main deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Maanikkavannar and his consort Vanduvar Kuzhali. Teertham is known as Maanikka teertham / sivagangi, and Sthala vruksham is Plantain. Pushkarani, seen in front of the temple. Marugal means a variety of Plantain.

    Sthala purana: Once a Vaisya named Daman gave word his sister, about giving one of his daughter’s hand by marriage, to her son kumaran. He got 6 of his daughter married to, outsider other than Kumaran. The last daughter was worried and she was not happy with her father’s attitude. She left the house to, marry kumaran her cousin.

    They left the place and wanted to go somewhere, far from the place. During their travel when they reached the place Thiru Marugl, it was dark and they had to spend the night in a safe place. They decided to stay in the temple that night. Due to snake bite, Kumaran lost his life that night and the girl was left alone. She was confused and started crying.

    Thiru Gyana Sambandhar was passing through the village and he heard the cry of the girl. He asked them, about the girl and learned about the mishappenning. He pleaded to Lord Siva and sang hymns on Siva asking for a judgment, for the death that occurred within the compound premises of his temple.

    Lord Siva was pleased and blessed him. He gave life to kumaran. Sambandhar got them married in the temple. We see a separate mandapam in the temple relating to the story.

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Lord Siva and Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh on Lord Murugan.

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