Sri Putharakameshtiswarar Temple, Arani, TN  

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Sri Putharakameshtiswarar Temple:

This temple is in Arani Town which is about 41 kms from Vellore, 58 kms from Thiruvanna malai, and 71 kms from Kancheepuram.

The main Raja Gopuram is of three tiers.

Here in front of the temple we see a big banyan tree under which Nagars are installed.

There is a small sanctum in which we see King Dasaradha idol facing the main entrance of the temple. The Siva Lingam here was installed and worshiped by King Dasaradha. Here King Dasaradha is seen with Kamandalam and Rudraksha in his hand like a muni as he was seen during the time of yagam.

As we enter inside the temple we see Dwajasthambam.

Nandi is seen in a small mandapam in front of the Dwajasthambam.

Sthala Vruksham is Pavazha malli and Pushkarani is Kamandala River.

Main Deity is Sri Putharakameshtiswarar in Lingam form under Adisheshan with nine heads, and his consort known as Periya Nayaki Amman seen in separate sanctum with separate Dwajasthambam. Urchavar in this temple is Somaskandar.

As we go around the prakaram we see a separate sanctum for Lord Murugan with his consorts Sri Valli and Devani.

Lord Gopala Krishnan is seen in separate sanctum with his consorts Bama and Rukmani.

Vinayakar and Dakshina Moorthy is seen here as koshta deivam in Lord Siva sanctum.

Other deities seen in the temple are Swarna Vinayakar, Pancha Lingam with consorts, Ashtotra Lingam, Kali and Veerabadharar, 63 Nayanmars, Kala Bairavar, Saneeswarar and Sooryan.

Anjaneyar is seen in front of Vinayakar with Sanku and Chakkram in his hand which is something unique.

Sthala Purana: King Dasaradha, approached his Guru Vashistar, and requested him to guide him with proper worship to be blessed with child. Vasishta Muni asked King Dasaradha to worship Lord Siva in this Darmaranya Kshteram to be blessed with Child.

King Dasaradha installed a Siva Lingam in this place and performed Puthrakameshti yagam under the guidance of Rishyasringa Muni. Hence Lord Siva is known as Puthrakameshti Eswarar. King was blessed with four sons.

Person who has Naga Dosha and Putra Dosha perform Putra kameshti yagam and install Nagar under the Banayan Tree seen out side the temple

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K S Kiran.  

Thank you for information about the Temple. Can you please tell me how much distance from arani bus stand and direction for Temple.

K S Kiran.

July 20, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Incredible work.. Keep up

August 23, 2017 at 2:28 PM

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