Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Arthanareeswara swamy/Ammayappan,
  • Lord Murugan.

Location :

Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara swamy temple
Arthanareeswara hills ,Tiruchengode(Town),
Namakkal district – 637211
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

Morning 8:00AM Evening 5:00PM.

Temple History :

Arthanareeshwarar temple is located at Tiruchengode in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, India. This ancient temple was mentioned in the Tamil work ‘Silapathikaram’ as ‘Neduveikunru’. It Is also famous for Chenkottu Velavar temple which is situated on the same hill in Tiruchengode. Another name of Arthanareeshwarar temple is Thiru Kodimaada Chenkundrur. It is an ancient temple known for its manifestation of half male and half female lord Ardhanareeshwara.

One of the 64 manifestations of Shiva, representing the unity of Shiva and his consort Parvati Devi is enshrined in this hill temple. The special feature of this temple is, There are 4 car chariots. The first is for lord Vinayagar, the second belongs to lord Sengottuvelavar and Adikeshavar is brought down from the hill temple for the chariot procession. At the end of the 14th day, the idols are taken back.
Importance:

The major festival is the Sengottuvelavar car festival known as Vaigasi Visakam. The festival is celebrated for 15 days, with separate cars carrying Sengottuvelavar, Arthanaareshwar and many other gords. This festival is famous among the towns and villages surrounding Tiruchengode. The divine mountain contains about 350 acres of land which is 2000 feet above the sea level. It kindles imagination and appears different from different angles this is actually formed by Nagamalai and Nandimalai.

Festivals :

  • Chithirai Pournami ,
  • Thiruvizha(In Bhadrakali Amman temple),
  • Visaga Ther – Thiruvizha ,
  • Nataraja Thirumanjanam ,
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi ,
  • Manikovil Kshetra Gowri vratham ,
  • Navarathri festival ,
  • Periya Mariamman Thiruvizha ,
  • Kadan Shashti (Surasamharam) ,
  • Karthigai Deepam ,
  • Aruthra Darshan ,
  • Thiru Karthigai ,
  • Padi Thiruvizha ,
  • Masimagam Vizha ,Sivarathri ,
  • Uthira vizha.

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kala Sandhi pooja – 8:00AM.
  • (Chithirai kalam) Uchi pen – 12:00PM.
  • Sayaratchai pooja – 5:00PM.
  • Archana – Rs.5/-
  • Abhishekam – Rs.10/-
  • Two Wheelers – Rs.10/-
  • Ear boring – Rs.10/-
  • Nei Deepam – Rs.3/-
  • Special Entrance fee – Rs.25/-
  • Special Darshanam – Rs.10/-
  • Marrage fee – Rs.25/-
  • Temple history – Rs.15/-
  • Temple Bus Details :There are 4 buses daily Morning 7:30AM to Every 7:30PM.

Nearest Temples Around Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara swamy temple :

Chettikulam – Dandayuthapani temple – 117 km
Chettikulam – Ekambareeswara temple – 115 km
Thanthondrimalai – Venkataramana swamy temple – 69 km
Trichy – Jambukeswar temple – 118 km
Kulithalai – Kadamba vaneswarar temple – 84 km
Manapparai – Nallandavar temple – 121 km

  • Karur – Pasupateeswarar temple – 62 km
  • Perur – patteeswarar temple – 140km
  • Pollachi – Subramanya temple – 163km
  • Palani – Dandayuthapani temple – 136 km
  • Palani – Idumban temple – 137 km
  • Dindigul – Srinivasa temple – 137 km
  • Dindigul – Abhirami/Kalahasteeswara temple – 137 km
  • Vadachennimalai – BalaSubramanya temple – 116 km
  • Namakkal – Narasimha temple – 38 km
  • Siruvachur – Madthura kaliamman temple – 157 km
  • Srirangam – Ranganatha temple – 119 km
  • Avinashi – Lingeswara temple – 91 km
  • Devarmalai – Kathir Narasinga temple – 94 km
  • Mecheri – Badrakali Amman temple – 64 km
  • Thirupattur – Brahmapureeswara temple – 138 km
  • Uttukuli – Vetrivelayutha temple – 75 km
  • Elumathur – Arudra Kabaliswara swamy temple – 35 km
  • Salem – Sugavaneswarar temple – 57 km
  • Kangayam – Kariyakaliamman temple – 37km
  • Thirumurugan poondi – ThirumurugaNatha temple – 90 km
  • Murudamalai – Subramanya temple – 150km
  • Bannari – Bannari Amman temple – 97 km
  • Erode – Sakti Vinayagar temple – 26 km
  • Satyamangalam – venugopala temple – 84 km
  • Karuvalli – Prasanna venkatanarayana temple – 67 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Tiruchengode – 4.00 km
  • Sankari – 17.00 km
  • Erode – 25.00 km
  • Namakkal – 37.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Sankaridurg – 13.00 km
  • Erode Junction – 26.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 124.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 150.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 218.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 281.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 350.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 376.00 km

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