Arulmigu Rathnagireeswarar Temple-Tourist Place

Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

         Devas of the celestial world appealed to Mother Ambica to protect them from the atrocities of Demon Doomralochana.
         Mother took the form of Durga and fought with the demon. As his boons were very strong, he fought with equal might with Mother. Mother began to feel weak.
         Lord Shiva deputed Saptha Kannikas to fight him. The demon could not stand their force and hid himself in the hermitage of Maharshi Kathyayana.
       The virgins mistook the Rishi as the demon and eliminated him and thus incurred Brahmmahathi dosha a sin that would make the sinner dark with a gruesome face.
         As advised by Ambica, they performed penance on Lord Shiva and got relieved of the sin when Lord granted them darshan from the Kadamba tree.

Arulmigu Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple

         The Kalyana Venkattaramasami temple at Thanthoni, about five KM from Karur is one of the most popular temples in the district. The shrine of the Lord is situated on a raised portion of a hillock. The temple is also known as Then (south) Tirupathi.

Arulmigu Pasupathieswarer Temple

         Karur town is one of the seven sacred sthalams (place) of Sivalayams and is well known for famous Pasupathieswarer Temple. The group of sculptures representing Pasupathiswaralingam as high as five feet, bathed by the milk oozing from the udder of a cow and Rangamatha are noted for sculptural beauty.

Other Temples

         The temple in Pugalur situated north west of Karur dedicated to Lord Subramania on a small hill at Velayuthanpalayam near Cauvery is famous for excellent sculpture. Sri Mariamman Temple is a famous one, which is situated in the heart of the city. It is celebrated periodically during the month of May by all groups of people, irrespective of caste and creed, taking the ‘Kumbum’ from the temple to the Amaravathi river is the glorious one.

Karur district has many big and old Temples :

Shree Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple (Thiru Aanilai), Karur
Shree Abayapradhana Ranganathar Temple, Karur
Shree Karuvur Mariyamman Temple, Karur
Thanthondrimalai Shree Kalyana Venkataramanaswamy Temple
Vennaimalai Shree Balathandayuthapani Temple
Pugazhimalai Shree ArupadaiMurugan Temple
Attur Sholiyamman Temple
Vangal Shree Pudhu Vangalamman Temple
Nerur Shree Sadhasiva Bhrameendhraal Temple
Madhukkarai Sellandiyamman Temple
Mahadhanapuram Mahalaksmiamman Temple
Manmangalam Puthu Kaliyamman Temple
Krishnarayapuram Tirukkanmalleswarar Temple
Kadavur Vasantha perumal Temple
Kulithalai Kadambar Temple
Kulithalai Neelameegha perumal Temple
Iyermalai Siva Temple
Shivayam Siva Temple
Lalapet Iyyapan Temple (1st Iyyapa Temple in Tamilnadu)
Lalapet Sri Jaya Anjaneya (300 Years Old)
Togamalai Murugan Temple
Rangamalai Malleeshwarar Temple
Vyakarapuriswarar temple, Puliyur - 13 century temple

Places of interest

Mayanur - Kaveri bed regulator, River side park
Chettipalayam - Amaravathi bed regulator, park
Tirumukkudal - Kaveri-Amaravathi rivers coincide here
Noyyal - Kaveri-Noyyal rivers coincide here
Nerur - Sacred madham, Meditation, River side park
Kadavur - Ponniyar dam, park

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