Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

Olagadam Olageshwarar Shiva Temple – Erode 

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Olagadam Olageshwarar Shiva Temple – Erode 

Olagadam,

Erode district, Tamil Nadu 638314

Phone: + 9597097614, 9842639376

Moolavar

Sri Olageshwarar

Amman

Sri Ulaga Nayagi

Introduction

Olagadam Olageshwarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Located in the Olagadam village, Erode district, in Tamilnadu. Here the Presiding deity is called as Olageshwarar and Mother is called as Sri Ulaga Nayagi.  This Shiva Temple at Olagadam is about 300 from Olagadam EB office on the Olagadam to Rajakumaranoor Road.

Puranic Significance 

As per the inscription this place was called as Ulagavidangam and Lord Shiva was called as Vageeswarar. Since this temple bears the 13th century inscriptions, this temple belongs to 12th century or before.

The Kongu Chozha Veerarajendran’s inscription on the Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar sannadhi’s entrance side stone records the construction of this sannadhi Kundramerintha Pillayar (Lord Muruga is also called as Kundramerintha Pillayar) by Vadakari Nattu Ulagavidanga Village Kallai Vettuvar Karunchokkan Valiya Chokkan.

A Kongu Pandyar Sundara Pandyan period inscription on the mahamandapam entrance side stone opposite to Sri Subramaniyar sannadhi records the gift of land to this Olageshwarar Temple and it also mentions the erection of Soolakkal on all the four boundaries. A Kongu Chozha Kulothungan’s 5th year rule inscription on the Mahamandapam entrance side stone opposite to Ambal sannadhi records the gift of land to this temple by Vadakarai Nattu Ulagavidanga Village Kallai Vettuvar Sadaya Nammpillai. During renovations some of the stones are interchanged and some were lost. Hence the inscriptions of Vikrama Chozha, Thiribhuvanaveerathevar, etc., are not complete and do not have continuity. Kumbhabhishekam was conducted in 1894 and 2003

Special Features

The temple is facing east with a 3 tier rajagopuram. Balipedam, Dwajasthambam and Nandhi are immediately after the rajagopuram. Moolavar is swayambu. In Koshtam Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai. In prakaram sannadhi for Vinayagar, Sri Valli Devasena Shanmuga subramaniyar, Sandikeswarar, Bhairavar, Navagrahas, Chandran, Suryan and Shaniswarar. Ambal is in arthamandapam facing south. The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, antarala and arthamandapam. The adhisthanam is of very simple padabandha adhisthana with tripatta kumuda.  The Arthamandapam might have been constructed after the sanctum. The Rajagopuram was constructed during Vijayanagara period.

Festivals

All Shiva related festivals especially Masi Magam is celebrated here with much fanfare

This has been extracted from,

https://tamilnadu-favtourism.blogspot.com

Century/Period

12th century

Nearest Bus Station

Olagadam

Nearest Railway Station

Erode junction                                                  

Nearest Airport

Coimbatore 

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