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Purnima puja at Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) temple, Kilapazhuvur, Tamil Nadu

Sri Alandurayar (Vadamoolanathar) temple is located in Kilapazhuvur, in the district of Ariyalur, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is about 1000-2000 years old. The presiding deity is Alandurayar, the Lord is popularly known as Vadamoolanathar and the Mother Goddess is Arundavanayaki.

The holy tree in the temple premises is Banyan tree and the holy water is Brahmma and Parasurama theertham. The type of puja performed in this temple is known as Sivagama.

This place is mentioned as Thirupaluvur in the ancient religious texts and scriptures.

In the hymns of Vallalar, Arunagirinathar and Gnanasambandar, the temple is praised with lot of dedication and devotion. The important festivals celebrated in this temple are Panguni uthiram, Shivarathri, deepavali, Pongal, Chitra Purnima, Amavasya, Tamil New Year and Sankranti.

Devotees make special pujas and prayers for business growth, family welfare, education and prosperity. The devotees also put forward their wishes and desires in order to get it fulfilled by the blessing of the Lord.

According to Hindu religious scholars and pundits, sage Parasurama wholeheartedly worshipped Lord Shiva in order to repent for his sin of killing his own mother unknowingly at this particular temple. Sambirani thailam or fragrant oil is applied on the Shivalinga.

It is to be noted that the Shivalingam is too small to be seen therefore a cup is placed with perfection upside down in order to facilitate the Lords darshan to the devotees. The idol of Gajalakshmi is at the west entrance of this temple. The temple is kept open daily in the morning and evening hours only.

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