Arulmigu Thirumuruganatha Swamy Temple
The name of the village is derived from the famous Murugan temple located here. In the last 8 years the development of Tirupur had reached Thirumuruganpoondi and soon this village will be submerged under the broader name of Tirupur.The temple dates back to 9th Century. The origin of the temple is rooted in legendary antiquity. Soorapadma, the scourge of the gods with his retinue of demons, struck terror in the celestial world with his sudden depredations and campaigns. The persecuted gods approached Lord Siva and implored him to save their lives. Lord Siva sent Lord Subramanya with a huge army headed by the valiant Veerabhahu to destroy Soorapadma and his retinue. Lord Muruga accomplished the arduous task.
But he was afflicted with the mortal sin of mass killing. In order to absolve himself he installed a Siva Linga in Thirumuruganpoondi and worshipped it. As Muruga himself adored Lord Siva, the latter assumed the appellation "Thirumuruganathaswamy" which means "Master of Muruga".The holy shrine is also associated with Sundaramurthynayanar one of the most celebrated saints of saivism. He did a pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Siva in Kongunadu. Now Siva, The Lord of Thirumuruganpoondi who wanted to hear the saints melodies, compositions way laid Sundaramurthynayanar, in the guise of a hunter and robbed him of all his belongings and disappeared into the temple, Sundaramurthynayanar's sorrow burst out in the form of soul full song expressing his anguish and chiding the Lord of Thirmuruganpoondi that his divine presence in such a notorious place was mere mockery.
This episode is celebrated as an important festival called "Vedupari". The great sages such as Agasthya, Markendeya and Dhurvasa took to severe austerities and worshipped the Lord enshrined here. It is said that Durvasa brought the "Madhavi tree" from heaven and placed it here.The name of the village is derived from the famous Murugan temple located here. In the last 8 years the development of Tirupur had reached Thirumuruganpoondi and soon this village will be submerged under the broader name of Tirupur.
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