Legend of Vedapuriswarar Temple
The temple is based on the banks of Kudamurutti River in Tamil Nadu. As per ancient legendary tales, once God was appearing from the banana tank and this is the reason why is termed as 'Vazhaimadu nathar'. The Shiva Lingam present in the temple is called 'Vedapuriswarar'.
Vedapuriswarar Temple is a part of the famous 'Sapta Sthanam' festival which is held at Thiruvaiyaru in April, every year. The large congregation of pilgrims enjoy the journey of the seven palanquins which are part of the seven temples at seven regions of Thiruvaiyaru consisting of Apathsahayar Temple, Puvananathar Temple, Aiyarappar Temple, Neyyadiappar Temple, Kandeeswarar Temple, Vedapuriswarar Temple and Odhanavaneswarar Temple. A flower festival is conducted which is referred to as 'Poochorithal' in which flowers are offered to the deities of the palanquins, and the palanquins are moved around in a parade near the car stand.
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