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Malligarjuneswarar Temple

Situated near the main busstand in Dharmapuri, Dharmapuri District, Malligarjuneswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is an idol of Kamakshiamman placed in a pedestal with eighteen steps in between the two Shivlingas. The pedestal is held up by figures of elephants. There are many paintings on the walls of the prahara around the Sannadhi representing the scenes from Ramayana. The specialty of this temple lies in the hanging pillars. There are two hanging pillars - one on the right side of the Shiva's sanctum where the image of Durga is placed and the other near the sanctum of Kamakshi. Depicted in the pillar at the front of the sanctum are images of Narasimha Moorthy(incarnation of Vishnu, Prathyangara and Soolini. Vilakku Puja is the main festival celebrated here on every Fridays in the Tamil month of Aadi (mid July- mid August).

Updated on 14th July, 2015
District: Dharmapuri
Location: Dharmapuri    


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