Erumpoolai / Alangkudi temple.  

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  1. Thiruvirumpulai / Alangkudi :

    The place Erumpulai is about 6 kms from Valangaimaan, and the place is popularly known as Alangkudi. This is one of 275 Devara Sthalam. This place is one of Pancha Aranya sthalam.

    The main Raja gopuram of the temple is of five storeys and two prakarams.

    Main Deity is Swayambu Lingam known as Abathsagayakar and his consort known as Elavarkuzhali Amman.

    Teertham of the temple is known as Brahma teertham and Sthala Vruksham is Poolai plant.

    As we go around the inner prakaram, deities seen in the temple is,Vinayakar known as Kalangamal katha Vinayakar, Murugan, Lakshmi, Nalvar, Kasi Viswanadhar, Visalakshi, Agasthyar and Saptha lingas. Sooryesar, Somanadhar, Somesar, Saptharishi Nadhar, Vishnu Nadhar, Gurumosesurar and Birmesar.

    Arulmigu Dakshina Moorthy is important, and this temple is considered as Guru Sthalam in Navagraha sthalam temples.

    Black Poolai plant being the sthala vrukssham the place is known as Erumpoolai. Lord Siva who drank the Aalam (poison which came out while the ocean was churned with the help of Vasuki) to protect Devas reside in this place. Hence the place is known as Alangkudi.

    Sthala purana says Lord Siva of this temple was worshiped by Viswamithra muni, Veerabadharar and Musukundha chakravarthy. Ambikai came down to this place, to worship Lord Siva. She penance here and married Lord Siva.

    Thiru Gyanasambandhar worshiped Lord Siva. He sang hymns in praise of Lord Siva of this place Erumpoolai.

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