This temple is located near Tiruchirappalli. Visiting Ratnagiri, Kadambar Kovil and Tiruveengoimalai on the same day is considered to be of significance. This is one of the 3 sikharams (mountains) in the Tiruchirappalli area, associated with characters of the Ramayanam (Karan, Tirisiran and Dhooshanan ) - the other two being Tiruchirappalli andTiruverumbur. It is considered to be the 63rd in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola kingdom located north of the river Cauvery. There is a Rockfort temple in Tiruchirappalli. This temple is located near Kulittalai. Tiruveengoimalai can be reached from Kulittalai by crossing the river Cauvery and taking left. Tiruveengoimalai is near Musiri. One can also travel from Tiruchy to Musiri and from there can go to Tiruveengoimalai.
About The Temple
This Shivastalam is a hill temple with over 500 steps. The temple has been designed in such a manner that the sun's rays fall on the Maragata lingam on Sivaratri in the month of Masi, & the lingam emits different hues of colour.
Legend and Stories
Legend has it that Agasthyar assumed the form of a housefly, to fly past the waiting thousands, to worship Shiva, hence the name Eengoimalai.
The Nayanmars: Sundarar is also said to have visited here although none of his patikams is available. Sambandar is said to have visited this shrine after singing praises of Tiruppainneeli.
Thai Poosam in January-February , Masi Magam in February-March,Brahmmotsavam in Panguni (March-April), and Pujas on all Full Moon days – Poornimas – are the festivals celebrated in the temple
Nearby Place To Visit
Musiri is 43 km from Tiruchi. Eengoimalai temple is 7 km from Musiri which can be reached through town buses.
Arulmighu Maragathachalar Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For education
- To be blessed with children
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.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.