(Last Updated on : 30-11-2009)
Aappudaiyaar Kovil is the 2nd of the Tevara Stalams in the Pandya region of Tamilnadu. The name 'Aappudaiyaar' comes from the word 'Aappu' - a wedge that was mistakenly worshipped as a Shivalingam by a Pandya ruler and was transformed miraculously into a Shivalingam. Shiva caused grains of sand to turn into rice during the time of a debilitating famine, hence the name Anna Lingeswarar. Bhrammotsavam here is marked for the month of Maasi. Navaratri is also celebrated here. Images of Meenakshi and Sundareswarar visit this temple from the famed Madurai temple, on Panguni Uththiram, and return on a Rishabha Vaahanam. The festival idols here are made of silver.
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