• Murugan

Arulmigu Veerakkumaraswamy Temple

The Arulmigu Veerakkumaraswamy Temple is located in Vellakoil and is dedicated to God Veerakkumaraswamy. Over 600 years ago, this region was a forest. The notable people in those times were Aantha Kula Nallana Gounder, Thanam Seya Kula Palani Gounder, Salem Chinnamalai Gounder, Devana Gounder and Mada Kula Sellappa Gounder. Nallana Gounder's son Mudali Gounder appointed Santhana Nadar to manage the cows in his fields. One particular cow was not producing any milk. Nallana Gounder suspected Santhana Nadar. Santhana Nadar finally found out that the cow had been pouring its milk on a sand pile or a puttru. Mudali Gounder also saw the same sight the next day. When the cow poured its milk on the sand pile, a snake with the face of a child appeared and drank the milk. Mudali Gounder called this, an appearance by God Muruga and called him Veerakumaran. Mudali Gounder built a temple and announced it through Santhana Nadar.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • For prosperity in all endeavours
  • For relief and cure from ailments
Shlokas

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.

Timings

5 a.m. to 12 p.m.5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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