|Amman / Thayar||
Deva theertham, Brahmma theertham
|Agamam / Pooja||
2000-3000 years old
Saint Sundarar had the privilege of having Lord Shiva as his constant companion and is praised as Thambiram Thozhar-Friend of Lord Shiva. In his hymn, he says that the day would be inauspicious if he did not think of the Lord and adds that even if he forgets Him, his tongue would not forget chanting His name Nama Shivaya. This is the 6th temple in Kongu Region praised in Thevaram hymns.
11 day Chithirai Tirunal festival in April-May is the main festival of the temple. Devotee crowd will be huge on the Aadi Perukku day in July-August. Special Pujas are performed in the temple on new moon, full moon days and on Pradosha days-13th day of new moon or full moon days, a day of great importance for Lord Shiva worship.
Historians are not able to estimate the age of the Vanni tree of the temple. It is too ancient. If a leaf of the tree is put in a pot of water, the purity lasts for years. Those carrying Theertha Kavadi –Water Pots-to Palani for Panguni Uthiram (March-April) festival place this leaf in the water pots.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. 12.30 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Sri Magudeswarar Temple, Tirupandikodumudi, Kodumudi, Erode district.
Devotees throng the place for performing Tarpan for the ancestors on the new moon day in the Cauvery River Devotees also celebrate their 60 birthday here with Ayush Homa for longevity.
Those afflicted with Ragu planet adverse effects pray here for removal of obstacle in wedding proposals and for child boon.People perform abhishek to Lord Vinayaka with a number of pots of water equal to their age.Those facing adverse effects of serpent planets should install a stone Nagar under the Vanni tree.Devotees also perform Navagraha puja and tie the Mangal Sutra to plantain tree..
It is the faith of the people that performing abishek with Cauvery water to a Vinayaka under Arasu and Vembu trees coupled together for realizing wedding and child boon. Installation of Naga idols by devotees around the temple takes place very often
Lord Brahmma has three faces in this temple against four attributed to him.Vanni Tree is supposed to be His fourth face. Sages Agasthya and Bharadwaja had Lord Shiva's wedding darshan here. Nagar worship (serpent worship) is popular here as the divine serpent Adisesha was for instrumental for the coming up of the temple.
Sri Anjaneya appears with biting teeth taking the Sanjeevi hill northward– the hill that contains wealth of herbals.There is a bell on his tail.Lord Vyakrapada Vinayaka graces in a pillar in Perumal shrine.inayaka has the feet of a tiger and the face of an elephant, a very rare form.Lord Magudeswarar is also praised as Malai Kolundeeswarar and Mother as Soundaryanayaki and Vadivudainayaki.
A competition arose between Adisesha and Vayu the God of Winds about their might.They put the Meru mount at a centre which was tightly held by Adisesha.Vayu blew with all velocity to push Adisesha. Meru split into seven pieces, each as a Gem Shivalinga.The diamond piece fell in Kodumudi.This is a place for Naga worship. Majority of the devotees come here seeking relief from adverse effects of serpent planets.