Arulmigu Rathnagireeswarar Temple - Ayyarmalai
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Pre Bid meeting postponed to 10-02-2015 at 11.00 a.m. in the office of commissioner H.R & C.E
Arulmigu Rathinagirishwarar temple at Ayyarmalai, situated about 10 km from Kulithalai taluk of Karur district. kulithalai temple karur temple kulithalai temple ayyarmalai temple
Temple is an externalized aspect of faith, and it is a place to restore peace and harmony. What great seers have visualized has been made outwardly real in a temple. ayyarmalai kulithalai
This temple is safely edifice consecrated to the Lord of Light and other deities, built centuries ago at the foot of the hill to form the seat of worship. ayyarmalai kulithalai ayyarmalai kulithalai
Rathinagireeswarar temple at Ayyar Malai is one of the 275 most sacred "Saivite" temples ( Thiruthalangal) and more than 1300 years old. ayyarmalai temple kulithalai temple ayyarmalai
The five pandavas are believed to have stayed here briefly during their exile. It is also believed that the sage Aghastiya worshipped at this temple on the way to "Podhigai". iyyarmalai
There are many hymns about this temple in "Thevaram" by thirunavukkarasar (7th Century AD), Appar and Sundarar. Arunagirinadhar has sung about its glory in "Thirupugazh".
There are about 50 rock inscriptions from the 11th to 16th century AD indicating that the temple received patronage from the Cholas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagara kings.