Legends: Shiva revealed a vision of his marriage with Parvati to Agasthya Muni here. Paari Vallal ruled Piranmalai. Piraanmalai a block of Mount Meru got blown off during a struggle between the serpent king Aadiseshan and Vaayu the wind God. This hill in the form of a Shivalingam is also called Prachandragiri and Katoragiri.
Temple: This temple covers an area of 30 acres. It has three prakarams and five beautiful vimanams and a Rajagopuram. The Marudu brothers made contributions to this temple.
There are three shrines in this temple representing Bhumi, Antariksham and Swargam. Bhrama, Saraswathi, Subramanya and Nandi worshipped Shiva here. There are separate sanctums for Nallamangaipaagaswamy (kalyana kolam) Viswanathar and Kodunkunra Naathar here. There are 57 Theerthams in this temple.
Festivals: The Ugra Bhairavar Shrine has a special festival in the month of Thai. The Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. Other festivals here include Kartikai Deepam, Arudra Darisanam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navaratri.
(Last Updated on : 03-08-2012)
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