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Kodumudi Travel Guide
Kodumudi is a town situated on the banks of the Cauvery in Erode District o Tamilnadu. Kodumudi is about 40 km from Erode and 105 km from Coimbatore. The specialty of this place lies in the Kodumudi Temple. It is a single temple which is famous for the shrines of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
Kodumudi is one of the Shivastalams in Kongunadu and is believed to be one of the shikarams of Kailash. Sundarar composed his Namachivaayappatikam here. Several literary works praise the glory of this temple. This temple is regarded as the 6th of the 7 Tevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamilnadu.
A well known divine story of the temple starts with the battle between Aathisesha and Vaayu (God of '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
Kodumudi is the holy place with holy river Cauvery and a characteristic feature, i.e., Kavadi Theei'lham. This Kavadi with Kaviri water and Vanni Leaves are the symbol of Tradition during the pilgrimage to Palanimalai. This pilgrimage includes various types of Musical instruments like Udukkai, Thaarai, Thampattam, and Pamba. Nathaswaram, Thiruchinnam, Thuththari and with dancing are also performed here.
Many people have the hopes of Obligations for marriages, child birth, covers a maximum part of Parthian. It is strongly believed that the people who are suffering from physical and mental diseases are brought here for remedy. There are different types of rituals; Poojas are conducted by the Thirukovil for the benefit of devotees. Lot of devotees have succeeded and attained their goals by the strong hope and Parthian on Lord Magudeshwara. This sthala is famous for Navagraha Shanthi Homam and Poojas relating the Navagraha moorthis. Devotees show their gratitude to the temple by means of offering donations.
There is a sacred tree called as Vanni Tree (The tree is a 2000 year old living tree.) And there are holy water points called as Theertham - the holy river Cauvery and other Holy water origins inside the temple, i.e., Bharadhwaja Theertham, Brahma Theertham, Deva Theertham.
How to reach Kodumudi?
Both Train and Bus facilities are available to reach Kodumudi; Kodumudi Railway Station is on the Erode - Karur rail route. Major trains across South India have the access to this rail way station. Buses are connected from both Erode and Coimbatore to Kodumudi.
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