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Temple a day-Kurungaleeswarar


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Temple a day-Kurungaleeswarar

Name of the Lord: Kurungaleeswarar, Kusalavapuriswarar.
Name of the Goddess: Dharmasamvarthini.

This temple boasts of being a parallel site to Kasi.

Sri Kurungaleeswarar Temple, located in Coimbatore, Chennai, is one of the oldest temples in Chennai, according to the inscriptions, which is 1500 years old.

The temple was built in the 12th century by the Kulothunga Chola and Vijayanagara kings.

According to ancient scriptures, this place was known as Kosai Nagar, Coimbatore and Prayachithapuram in ancient times.

This place was once the ashram of Sage Valmiki. Sita went to a distant forest when Ram sent her, suspecting the authenticity of the pregnant Sita based on the rumors of a Topi.

Later maintained by Sage Valmiki. She had twin children, Lava and Kusha. They led the normal life of monks.

One day, Rama sent the Ashwamedha horse south in Ayodhya to perform the Ashwamedha Yajna. The horse reached this place called Kosai Nagar, which is now called Koyambedu.

Lava and Kucha refused to let go of the horse. Rama sent an army in search of the horse, and when the army met Lavat and Kusana, the strong army was defeated by the boys, and they returned empty-handed.

Raman’s brother Bharathan and Shatrugnan came and were defeated. Finally Lakshmanan got angry and he too lost.

The most confused Lord Rama later came and started a fierce battle with the boys Lava and Kusar.

Sage Valmiki revealed to the children the identity of Sri Rama’s own father, and Sri Rama also realized that they were his sons.

Lava and Kusha, who fought with his father, was affected by Pitru Tosha. For that they sought the help of Sage Valmiki, who advised him to worship Lord Shiva.

Then the boys made a big Shiva lingam for the sin they had fought with their father and started worshiping it. Because the Shiva lingam was so large, it was difficult for the boys to go and perform puja.

Lord Shiva contracted himself and became a lingam at a height of one foot. He may have been called Kurungaleeswarar because of his shrinking (shrinking / short – Gurus in Tamil).

Day One Temple-Kurungaleeswarar

Opening hours:
Open from 5.30am to 12pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm.

The temple can be reached by going to the left side of the bridge that separates Poonamallee and Thirumangalam near the koyambedu bus stand.

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