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Arulmigu Avinashi Lingeshwara Andavar Temple

Posted on: September 11, 2009


Avinashi Lingeshwara  Temple

Avinashi Lingeshwara Temple

HISTORY

Construction

  • The present structure of the temple was originally built by the king of Konguchola, Pandya HoySalar and the King of Mysore.
  • In 1756 Krishna Raja Udayar of Mysore renovated the temple.
  • An ‘Ashta Bandana Maha Kumbabishekam’ was organized by the effort of many devotees on the 12.6.1919.
  • ‘Thevaram’ Songs were inscripted on marble stones on 22.11.1954 by the Thirupanandal Kashi mutt.
  • On 4.2.1959, an Ashta Bandhana Maha Kumbabishekam’ was performed after the renovation work under the supervision of the Archeological department.
  • The temple car was made to move after 12 years in the year 1968 by the good efforts of Asanallipalayam K.Muruganatha Gounder.
  • In the year 1970, the administration of this temple was changed over to the HR & CE department from the department of Archeology.
  • In 1970, around 2.95 acres of land in which the temple is located was legally handed over to the temple management by the government.
  • Kodi Archanai was performed to Karunambigai Amman for 107 days from 19.11.1970 to 5.3.1971. The Car of Goddess also made to run on 23.3.1994.

    Avinashi Lingeshwara Andavar Temple

    Avinashi Lingeshwara Andavar Temple

  • The Seven Stage Main Tower work was completed by the good efforts of His Holiness Sundara Swamigal of Siravai Aadhinam and the Maha Kumbabishekam was performed on 28.11.1980.
  • The famous cars of this temple were damaged due to fire on 23.11.1990. A new car was rebuilt at a cost of Rs. 50 Lakhs under the leadership of His Holiness Sundara Swamigal and the same was made to run on 28.1.1993.
  • The five stage tower for Karunambigai Amman Shrine was built by the Contribution of Pollochi. Thiru. N.Mahalingam and inaugurated on 28.4.1993.
  • A Separate Shrine was built for Sundara Moorthy Nayanar and Abishekam was performed on 23.2.1996.
  • During the year 1999-2000, the east gate construction and various other developmental activities were carried out under the Tamil Nadu Government’s Temple Town Development Scheme.
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