Lord Shiva

In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.

Lord Vishnu

He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.

Lord Brahma

In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.

Makuteswarar Temple And Veeranarayana Temple – Kodumudi

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Kodumudi is one of the important and popular divine spots of South India. It is a sthala of Thrimoorthis (STHALA – Religious and divine place of worship). It is located at 38th Kilometre of Erode-Karur main route, and at 26 kilometres of Karur – Erode main route. It is one of the Seven Sivasthalas of Kongunadu region, (i.e. Kongezhu Siivasthalas). And is coming under the list of 274 Sivasthalas where there “Thevaara Thirumurai” songs were sung by the dedicated devotees of Sivaperuman i.e. Thevaaramoovar.

Another important information about this village is, this is the birth place of Mrs.K.B.Sundarambal

About Temple :

This temple is a Thrimoorthi Temple and so containing the deities of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva The name of Lord Sivaperuman in this temple is Magudeshwarar, the Goddess part is Soundhranayaki. Lord Brahma of this temple has no goddess part. The name of Mahavishnu in this temple is Veeranarayanaperumal with the Goddess part Thirumangai Nachiyar. Lord Sivaperuman of destructive duty, Vishnu of Protective duty and Brahma of creative duty are the trinity of Hindu spirituality system. This sthalam is fullfilled with three main features.

Moorthy – This defines the thrimoorthi system

Theertham – This defines the holy river Kaviri and other Holy water origins inside the temple, i.e. Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham viz.

Sthalam – The over all divine qualities of this religious spot.

Lord Magudeshwara is called in various names as Paandi Kodumudi Nathar, Malaikozhundheesar etc.,

Sthala Puranam :

A well known divine story of the temple starts with the combat between Aathisesha and Vaayu ( God of lie element ‘air’). This war pulses the holy Meru (Divine hill) and makes one Apex into five pieces, after this war the five pieces of the apex changes into five Swayambulinga Sivasthalas. These five sthalas are considered as five types of precious stones and as follows.

EMERALD – Thirueengoimalai
RED – Thiruvannarmalai
BLUE – Kuttraalam
MANICKAM – Sivaaya Malai
DIAMOND – Kodumudi


1. The Holy and Mystic Vanni Tree without Flourishing and ripening is the Miraculous event of this temple.

2. The last week of Aavani Tamil Month and 1st week of Panguni Tamil Month are the days of Special Dharsan During this periods the sunlight enters through the apeture of the Rajagopuram (Entrance Tower) and reaches the Swayambulingam i.e. the Lord Surya who mingles with Lord Magudeshwara. So this event happens two times, and Lord Magudeshwara blesses the Surya.

3. Kodumudi is the place of cauvery Mother. She turns from South towards East. River Kaviri with this divine personality forms a fulfillment in devotion and makes a satisfaction in the life. So the devotees can approach this sthala to receive the bless and bliss for the fruitful life by means of Thirumoorthi’s grace.

Prathanas And Parikarams:

Obligations for marriages, child birth, covers a maximum part of prarthana, nexly people those suffering from physical and mental diseases are strongly believing this sthala for their remedy. There are different type of rituals, poojas are conducted by the Thirukovil for the benefit of devotees. Lot of devotees succeeded and attained their goals by the strong hope and prarthana on Lord Magudeshwara. This sthala is famous for Navagraha Shanthi Homam and po

Holy Water Points:

Theertham – This defines the holy river Kaviri and other Holy water origins inside the temple, i.e. Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham viz.

Sacred Tree:

Vanni Tree (The tree is a 3000 year old living tree.)


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