The deity of God Shiva is worshipped at the holy Chandira Choodeswaraswami Hill Temple which is located at Hosur in Tamil Nadu. This temple is situated in the Hosur Talkul of Krishnagiri District.
About the Deity
The deity of God Shiva is known as God Chandira Choodeswarar in the temple. The deity of God Amman Thayar Maragathambigai is also enshrined in the temple.
Legend and stories
As per the legend, once God Arul Meku Chandira Choodeswarar was arriving from Kailasam with his wife Maragathambal when both of them transformed into a lizard. Both of them soon reached a place where they met two scholars named Uthchayanar and Muthkalar. Both of the scholars were meditating and they realized that the lizard was a God. They planned to catch the lizard and during their efforts, the lizard disappeared suddenly. Apparently, Goddess Maragathambal got angry and cursed these scholars to be deaf and dumb. After a while they worshipped and God Chandira Choodeswarar appeared in front of them.
The festival is celebrated during the month of March also known as Masi-Panguni month. The celebration is conducted for 13days and it begins with flag hoisting at the temple.
The deity of God Vinayagar is also enshrined in the temple and is known as God Raja Ganapathi. In front of the deity of God Amman, a Sri Chakram is constructed. The deity depicts God Amman without a nose ring. The clothes of the deity are beautiful along with its hairstyle. There is also a Kunjam. A water sump structure is constructed near the Jalakandeswara that appears as a Lingam. The water is poured on the Lingam through this during the prayers.
How To Reach
The Hosur Aerodrome is nearest to the temple and it was constructed in the year 1994. The Bengaluru International Airport is about 80kms away from Hosur.
The Hosur Railway Station is nearest to the temple and is well connected to all the major cities of the country.
Frequent bus and taxi services are available to reach the temple. The National Highway AH44 connects Hosur to Salem and Bangalore. The devotees can take the TNSTC buses or KSRTC buses to reach the temple.
Chandira Choodeswaraswami Hill Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To pray for a good monsoon To keep families united To foster understanding among couples For success
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 5:30am to 12pm in the morning and from 4:30pm to 8am in the evening.