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Thenkudi Thittai-Arulmigu Vasishteshwarar Thirukovil
 
Gopuram
 
Pushkarani
History:
   This temple is 1000-2000 year old and historical name is Thenkuddithittai."Thittai", the name of the village means "Thittu" in Tamil, (i-e) a Mound. Thittu in Tamil means a place in higher levels.  When the whole world was surrounded by water because of "Pralayam", Brahma & Vishnu worshipped the Lord Maheshara for protection. After wandering much for a safe place, they found this only mound, which did not drown in the Pralaya waters, where there was a Shiva Lingam. They performed Pooja to the Lingam and worshipped. Lord Shiva, who appeared before them and deligated their duties of Creation and Protection.It is believed that this is the only place, which was not destroyed even during Pralayam.
 
Thalaviruthcham: Mullai, Ven Shenbagam, Shevvandhi.
 
Theertham: The temple tank situated opposite the temple is called "Chakra Theertham" which is believed that it was created by the Chakra from the hands of Mahavishnu.
 
Uniqueness:

A unique feature of this temple is a drop of water falls on the Lingam (Main Deity) exactly every twenty four minutes (1 Naazhigai) from the roof. But for a small hole, there is no source of water or anything, on the Vimana of the main deity.Two stones "Suryagaanthakkal" and "Chandragaanthakkal" which are placed at strategic points above the Vimana are the reasons for the droplets of water which falls on the deity.

These 2 stones absorb moisture from the atmosphere, convert into 1 water droplet, performing a natural Abhishegam to the deity, every 24 minutes (1 Naazhigai), and be it the day or night. small piece of yellow cloth (Dhothi) which covers the Lingam is always wet because of this. If one can wait patiently, they can view this amazing act.That shows the scientific and architectural brilliance of our ancestors who have made this temple.Unlike many other temples, here the complete temple is built using the stone. Not only for the main deities, but also all other Sannidhi's are constructed using stones, right from floors, pillars, walls and roof. 

 General Information:
 This is probably the only place in the world where Guru Bhagavan has a separate Sannidhi and separate Vimana between Vasishteswarar and Loganayaki Sannidhis. This is the only place where you can see Guru Bhagavan who is the Raja Guru, in standing posture with 4 hands holding his weapons and a book.
Festivals:
    Chitra Pournami & Guru Peyarchi is most important festivals here. Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Tirukarthikai in November-December and Guru Bhagwan (Jupiter) transition day are the festivals celebrated in the temple.Guru transition day in each week is devotionally celebrated here. Praying to Lord here relieves the devotee of any adverse and they also are blessed with excellence in education with prosperity.
 Temple Opening Time:             
 The temple remains open from morning 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from evening 4.00 p.m. to 8.pm
 Temple Phone No: 0436- 2252858

 

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