Alangudi Guru Temple History, Timings, Abhishekam
Darshan Dress Code: Any decent outfit
Darshan Duration: 15 to 20 mins during weekdays. and 2 to 3 hours on festival days.
Alangudi Guru Temple History
As per the folklore, Amuthokar an ardent devotee of Lord Siva built this temple. Amuthokar was serving the King Masukuntha as a minister. The King beheaded Amuthokar on denying his request to offer half of his Punya to the King. On his death, this place echoed with sounds of Amuthokar. Knowing his mistake, King offered prayers to the Lord Abathsahyeswarar (Lord Siva) and relieved from the Sins.
The deity here supposed to be self-manifested (Swayambhu). As per the legend, Chakra Theertha which is located right infront of temple was created by Lord Vishnu with his Disc. This temple was surrounded by 15 Theerthams among which Amritha Pushkarini is very holy.
As per the folklore, The then Chola King who ruled Thiruvarur thought of moving Guru Bhagawan Idol to Thiruvarur. Knowning this the temple priest, covered Guru Bhagawan Idol with cloth as it was the child affected with chicken pox. The priest then moved it back to Alangudi safely. Even now traces of Chicken-pox is still visible on the Idol.
Alangudi Guru Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Alangudi Guru Abhishekam Timings
|6:00 am to 7:00 am||Moolavar Guru Abhishegam|
|8:00 am to 8:30 am||Uchavar Guru Abhishegam|
|12:00 pm to 12:30 pm||Uchavar Guru Abhishegam|
|5:00 pm to 5:30 pm||Uchavar Guru Abhishegam|
How to reach Alangudi Guru Sthalam?
- The nearest airport is at Trichy which is 98 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Kumbakonam which is 14 Km away.
- The direct bus is available from Thiruvarur and Kumbakonam.