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Sri Chandrasekarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Chandrasekarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Anandavalli
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Athani
  District: Erode
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Mahasivarathri in February-March are the important festivals grandly celebrated in the temple  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Shiva graces in the temple as Swayambumurthi.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Chandrasekarar Temple, Athani, Erode District.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91-98652 86606 
    
 General Information:
     
 

There are shrines in the corridor-prakara for Navagrahas the nine planets, Vinayaka, Brahmma, Vishnu. There are two tier towers.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray for materializing marriages delayed due to unexpected circumstances, for good yield in agriculture and welfare of cattle.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees, on realising their prayers, offer abishek and vastras-clothes to Lord and Mother. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

People of this place strongly believe that those making profits by adulterating food products such as mixing water with milk, milk powder with even lime powder, ghee with fats, selling buffalo ghee as cow ghee may escape from law but not from Lord Chandrasekara. If those cheated this way make an appeal to the Lord, the offender cannot escape punishment.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Athani was once a forest with dense trees. A farmer, Sadayappar by name, used to bring his cows for grazing to this area. One day, a tiger attacked his cow and Sadappar bravely fought the tiger and drove it way but was seriously injured. As Sadayappar and the cow did not return home in time, the villagers set out to find them. The cow returned home carrying Sadayappar. On reaching home, the farmer died and unable to bear the grief, the cow too breathed its last.

Bereaved villagers built a platform on the place where the cow died and installed a Nandhi – the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva and also brought a stone from a nearby canal and installed it as a swayambumurthy and named it as Madheswaran Temple, also known as Sadayappar temple.

The farmers in the place were not behaving in the right way. People thought that with a view to teach them a lesson, Lord Shiva came to the place in the guise of tiger, killed Sadayappar and made others to give up wrong life and follow a righteous path. They wanted to calm down the anger of the Lord and prepared the calm looking Chandrasekharamurthy and installed Him and begged his pardon. Later, they also installed Anandavalli with the Lord.

There is a five headed snake in front of Lord Chandrasekara. Therefore, the temple is also known as the shrine for relief from the Rahu-Ketu (dragon’s tail and head) adverse aspects. As Lord Chandrasekhara graces with His consort Anandavalli, marriages that were delayed materialize happily.

Pradosha pujas (13th day either from New Moon or Full Moon days) are performed devotionally. Lord Chandrasekhara grants profits in agriculture and welfare of cattle.

Lord is a swayambumurthy.

 
     
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