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Uthirakosamangai
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Uthirakosamangai

Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:07 am

At a distance of 70 km from Rameshwaram and 15 km from Ramanathapuram. Uthirakosamangai is legendary for an historical Siva temple thought of to be 3000 years previous. That is the place the place Siva transferred the secrets and techniques of Vedas to Parvati. Uthiram means (updesham) kosam (secrets and techniques) Parvati (Mangai) therefore this place is called Uthira Kosa Mangai.

The principle deity right here is Mangalanathar (Siva) and his consort is Mangleshwari. The principle attraction of this temple is a statue of Natarajar made from emerlad which is about 51/2 toes tall. This idol is called Margatha Natarajar and the deity is all the time coated with sandal paste. Solely within the Tamil month of Margazhi on Tiruvathira nakshtram the sandal paste will get eliminated and there may be abhishekam for the idol and this particular darshan is called Arudhra darishanam.There’s a Nandi simply exterior the sanctum and a much bigger Nandi within the outer prakaram recognized right here as Pradosha Nandi. Particular poojas are performed right here on Pradosham days within the evenings as it’s believed that Siva dances between the horns of Nandi throughout that point.

Annual ‘Arudhra’ pageant in December attracts numerous devotees on today and on the following day once more the idol will get smeared with sandal paste.

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