(Last Updated on : 03-08-2012)
Tirumuruganpoondi Temple is the 2nd of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.
Subramanyar worshipped Shiva here after his heroic Soorasamharam,; Durvasar brought the Mullai tree stala vriksham from Karpaka Lokam. It is believed that worshipping here, relieves from mental ailments.
There are two images of Sundarar here depicting his state of mind prior to and after the incident.
Several inscriptions are seen in this temple. It covers an area of an acre and is surrounded by high walls. The Maadeswarar - Mangalambika temple nearby is considered to be the original Tirumuruganpoondy temple. A large Nandi is visible from a distance substitutes the traditional gopuram in a mandapam in front of the shrine. Natarajar's tandavam is known as Bhrama Tandavam. The sun's rays illuminate the sanctum during the winter and summer solstices in this West-facing temple.
The annual Bhrammotsavam falls in the month of Maasi (Aquarius), and the chariot festival falls on the seventh day - Magham. Bhrama Tandavam is the feature of the 10th day of the festival. Other festivals observed here are Arudra Darisanam, Kartikai Deepam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Skanda Sashti.