Kambam Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal & Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil :

God and Godess :

  • Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal
  • Kasi Viswanathar swamy
  • Kasi visalakshi
  • Lord Narasimha
  • Dakshinamurthy
  • Lord Kasi Vinayaka
  • Mottayandi (Gaurdian deity)
  • Lord Murugan

Location :

Cumbam Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil,
Kambaraya perumal temple, Varatharaja Puram, Bharathiyar Nagar, Cumbum (Or) Kambam(Town),
Theni district-625516,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00 AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 9:00PM

Temple History :

Arulmigu Kambaraya Perumal & Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil is located at Cumbum/Kambam, a town in Theni district of Tamilnadu state, India.It is noteworthy that two temples, Kambaraya Perumal and Shiva are on the same campus with separate flag posts(Dwajasthamba) for each. On the Tiruvonam star day, a lamp-Ona deepam is lit in Perumal shrine. On the Vaikunta Ekadasi day, Perumal is dressed (Alankarana) as in Parthasarathy temple in Chennai with a mustache and a whip handling the chariot(Ratham). During the festival day, puja is performed to a stone post under which the Perumal idol was found.Goddess Alamelu Manga Thayar graces from a separate shrine. There is also a shrine for Chakarathzhwar, the deity of the discus. Lord Narasimha behind this shrine is holding discuss in all His four hands. Special pujas are dedicated to Him on Aani Brahmmotsavam with homas. Lord Kasi Viswanatha graces in the Shiva temple on a square shaped Avudayar – Peeta. There is also a shrine for Goddess Kasi Visalakshi. Lord Dakshinamurthy is in this temple on the goshta wall is holding a Kamandala with a handle. He is in Yoga posture without the banyan tree above Him, Muyalagan the symbol of ignorance under His feet or disciples. During Jupiter transition days(Guru Graha Sancharam), special Homas and pujas are performed in this shrine. Those facing adverse Jupiter effects pray here on the day.There are shrines for Lord Kasi Vinayaka, guardian deity Mottayandi and other deities. Lord Muruga appears differently here with five faces forward and one at the back. Those facing Mars adverse effects and obstacles in wedding proposals, pray in this shrine.It is believed that worshiping of Murugan in this temple will be free from Rahu Ketu doshas.

History: According to the local legends about this temple Thirumangai Azhwar was the ruler of Tirumangai in his early life. He is the great devotee of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu.He used to feed 1008 Vishnu devotees each day.By doing this each day his riches dried due to this expense and not able to continue the charity.Then,hHe began to rob others for continuing his scheme. To make his Vishnu devotion public, Lord appeared before him(Thirumangai Azhwar)in his wedding attire with Goddess and initiated him to the eight lettered – Ashtakshara_mantra – Ohm Namo Narayanaya.Then he became one among the Azhwars – Tirumangai Azhwar.Depicting his life and devotion, a festival – Tirumangai Azhwar Thirudia Vaibhavam- Azhwar’s robbing – is celebrated in the temple during the Aani (June-July) Brahmmotsavam. This is the most famous and interesting festival celebrates by the local people.This festival something like a play. The police arrest a person with the robbed articles and produce him before Perumal. The list of articles stolen from him would be read then, called Pattolai Vasippu.Perumal appears before Azhwar then.The specialty of this temple is Lord Brahma graces from under the Vanni tree in the temple. Lord Narasimha is holding the discus in His four hands.

Festivals :

  • Chithirai Thiruvizha
  • Kandha Sasti Kavasam
  • Aani Thiruvizha
  • Karthikai Thiruvizha
  • Margazhi Thiruvizha
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi ,Mahashivaratri

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kalasanathi pooja – 7:00AM
  • Arthajamam pooja – 8:30PM
  • Archanai
  • Abishegam
  • Astothram
  • Sahasranamarchana
  • Vilvarchanai

Nearest Temples Around Kambam Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal & Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil :

  • Srivilliputhur Vaidyanathar temple – 140 km
  • Srivilliputtur Nachyar /Andal temple – 139 km
  • Arakulam Ayyappa temple – 91 km
  • Kumily Mangaladevi Kannagi temple – 32 km
  • Sabarimala Ayyappa temple – 129 km
  • Palani Dhandayuthapani temple – 156 km
  • Palani Idumban temple – 157 km
  • Dindigul Srinivasa perumal temple – 113 km
  • Dindigul Kalahastheeswara temple – 113 km
  • Thiruchunai Agastheeswarar temple – 162 km
  • Sathuragiri Sundaramahalingam temple – 129 km
  • (Kollam)Thangassery Amma Chiveedu moorthy temple – 188 km
  • Sastham cotta Dharmasastha temple – 161 km
  • Oachira Parabrahma temple – 164 km
  • Aranmula Parthasarathi temple – 124 km
  • Malayalappuzha Malayalappuzha Devi temple – 122 km
  • Kaviyoor Mahadevar temple – 136 km
  • Madhurai Meenakshi Amman temple – 115 km
  • Madhurai Thiruparakundram Murugan temple – 118 km
  • Pillayarpatti Karpaga vinayagar temple – 187 km
  • Madhurai Madanagopala temple – 115 km
  • Madhurai Dandayuthapani temple – 115 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Uthamapalayam – 10 km
  • Kumily – 22 km
  • Cumbum/ Kambam – 0.5 km
  • Theni – 41 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Bodinayakanur – 50 km
  • Theni – 40 km
  • Aruppukottai – 20 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Madhurai – 126 km
  • Chennai – 523 km
  • cochin – 140 km
  • Salem – 302 km
  • Trivendrum – 233 km
  • Thoothukudi / Tuticorin – 260 km

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