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Rathnagiriswarar Temple- Ayyarmalai, Karur, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)

Rathnagiriswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, near Ayyarmalai
City Kulithalai in the Tamil Nadu district of Karur.

  • Moolavar: Ratnagiriswarar/Vaatpokki Nathar.
  • Thayaar:Karumbar Kuzhali / Aralakesi /
    Surunmbar Kuzhalai.
  • Theertham:Kaveri theertham.
  • Thala Virutcham: Neem Tree (Vembu)
  • Location: Ayyarmalai ,Karur,TamilNadu.

The Presiding Deity is called Ratnagiriswarar / Arthanasaleswarar / Manikka Easar / Mudi Thalumbar / Malai Kozhundeesar / Raja Lingam / Madhyana Sokkar / Ratnagrisar / Vaatpokki Nathar and the name Karumbar Kuzhali / Aralakesi / Surunmbar Kuzhalai is called Mother. The Temple lies at Ayyar Malai, 342 metres (1178 ft ) high.

To hit the top of hill one has to ascend 1017 stairs. The location has the name Iyer Malai, Rathnagiri,
Sivayamalai, and Thiruvatpokki, Ayvar Malai.

A visit to three Shiva Sthalams is considered very auspicious
(Morning kadambar kovil, midday thiruvatpokki (Ratnagiri) and midday thiruveengoimalai Evening) on Mondays, during the Karthigai Tamil month. Lord Shiva is also thought to be here Worshipped once in 12 years, by lightening.

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