Theertham :Manimutha River, Nityananda Koopam,Agni, Chakra Theertham, Kubera Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirumudhukundram
Location : Virudhachalam,Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu.
?Lord Shiva in the temple is Swayambumurthy. Girivalamcicumambulating the hill takes place on each Poornima-full moon days. The age of the holy tree Vanni is over 1700 years. It is the faith of the devotees that salvation is surety if he/she is born in the place, or live in the place, or pray the Lord here, or even thinking of Him even while elsewhere and die in this place.
One of the above five criteria will free him/her from the cycle of births and deaths. As in Kalahasthi temple, Lord Vinayaka is in an underground shrinewith 18 steps to get in for worship. When the world was destroyed by pralaya floods, it is said that this holy place-Vruddhachalam stood unaffected and fully alive. Of the 1008 Shiva shrines of the country considered in high esteem, four lead this divine list of which Vruddhachalam is one.
During the days of Saivite Saints Appar, Gnanasambandar and Sundarar, the place was known as Pazhamalai in Tamil and changed to the Sanskrit version Vruddhachalam in the days that followed. Vruddham means ancient and Achalam hill.
It is also said that Lord Shiva appeared here only in the form of this mount and other mounts came into being only later, according to scriptures. Sage Vibasithu had a dip in the Manimutha river and undertook the renovation of his temple.
He gave the workers the leaves of the Vanni tree which later changed into coins to the value due to the workers based on the quantum and quality of his work, is a story believed by generations of devotees.
The Vanni tree is 1700 year old, say researchers. Sundarar passed through this place without singing the glory of the Lord.
He was stopped by the Lord, made him sing and gifted 12,000 gold coins, placed it in Manimutha River and directed him to collect it from the temple tank in Tiruvarur, according to sthalapurana.
Pick up from Theni/Dindigul.
Proceeding towards Cuddalore.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Singirikudi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple.
Bhuvaraha Swami Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Refreshment and Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Sri Deyva Nayaga Perumal Temple.
Sri Virudhagireeswarar Temple.
Then Starting Our Journey Towards Theni/Dindigul.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
All local vehicle transport
Based On Itinerary
According To Itinerary
All Excluding Paid Activities.
Sri Virudhagireeswarar Temple - Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu(276 Shiva Sthalangal)