kundrakudi and Vairavan temple, Thirupathore, Madurai.  

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  1. Kundrakudi: Subramanya Swamy Temple.

    The temple is 9 kms to east from Tirupathoore. The temple is on a hillock and in the main sanctum, shanmuga nadhar is seen with 6 faces and 12 hands.

    Main Deity: Shanmuga nadhar.

    Brahma, indra, Suryan, Naradhar, Vasishtar, and Pandavas worshipped Subramanya of this place. Peacock penanced and worshipped Murugan of this place to get rid of his curse and was blessed.

    Arunagiri nadhar sang Thiruppugazh on Murugan of this place.

    Other deties seen in the temple are Swarna Ganapathy, Natarajar, Bairavar, Navagraham, Nalvar, Veerabaghu, Somaskandar, viswanadhar and Visalakshi. There is a beautifully carved wooden chariot for the temple.

  2. Vairavanpatti: Bairavar temple.
    The temple is 7 kms NE toThiruppatur, and 2 kms from Pillayarpatti.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as Valarolinadhar and Goddess Vadivuda ammai.

    Importance: Though Bairavar is Parivara deviam he is important here and called as Raja Marthanda vairavar.

    As per Purana, for vairavar, Tiruppathur is considered as Home town and Vairavan patti is Idyasthanam{heart) and Illupaikudi as padasthanam.

    The temple belongs to tretha yugam period. The temple was taken care by Pandya Kings and in 14th century the temple was handed over to Nagarathar {Nattukotai chettiars who settled in Pandya kingdom in718 AD.

    Pandya King handed over 9 temples to Nagarathar of which one is Vairavanpatti. Origanally the construction of temple was of mud, in 1864 Nagarathar changed it into stone construction. The main front hall is of beautifully sculptured pillars. The temple is well maintained with beautiful sculptures, carvings and paintings.

    Sthala Vruksham: Erazinchil tree. One thing unique about the tree is fruit of the tree when it falls down it sticks back to the tree once again. Once the place was full of this tree and now of course we do not find it. They have started cultivating the tree once again. We find stone sculpture of the tree in the temple.

    Teertham is vairava teertham. The greatness of the place is noted for Moorthy sthalam and teertham.

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