Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Kooduthurai

This is a kind of Advertising my own land.
I brought up from a small town called Bhavani(Carpet Town,(Famous for Jamakalam-Carpet), Erode Dist. This temple placed where river Kaveri and Bhavani confluence. I was waiting to taking a picture of this temple(last year both the rivers are dried and rather this year, esp. this month it is flooded). Have glimpse of these pictures.


The Sangameshwar Temple at Bhavani is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Bhavani and the Cauvery. This place is called ‘Tiruveni of South India’(in Tamil Kooduthurai). It is an important pilgrim centre. Lord Sangameshwarer with His consort Vedanayaki is the presiding deity. It is said that during the East India Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, who had his headquarters at Bhavani, worshipped Goddess Vedanayaki. One night the Goddess directed him in his dream to vacate his bungalow immediately. The moment he moved out, the entire bungalow collapsed. He wondered at this miracle and he presented to the temple an ivory cradle, which is still in the temple, with is signature.

In North India, the meeting point of 3 Rivers namely the Ganges, the Jamuna and the Saraswathi is very famous and is called as "TRIVENI SANGAM". Likewise, at Bhavani-Kudal also three rivers viz., the Cauvery, the Bhavani and the Amudha are meeting together. It is, therefore, name as "DAKSHINA PRAYAG". So, the God that persists here is called as "KUDAL NATH" (KUDAL NATHAR) and since three river meet at this place, the name "SANGAMESWARAR" is also in use. Amongst the three rivers, the Amudha river that is not apparent is also significant. Bhavani Kudal is also a place for fate relief centre. People who are affected by various evil elements, take a dip in the river and perform remedial poojas here. As the death ceremony is performed in the Ganges by way of dissolving the ashes after the death of the person and to yield sanctity, the same type of ceremonies are performed here also. The ashes of various leaders and dignitaries were dissolved here. For example, the ashes of the Central Minister Late Rangarajan Kumaramangalam, and the State Level Congress Leader (Late) G.K. Mooppanar were dissolved recently here.





Temple's Web Site

2 comments:

Cogito said...

wow...nice photos. seems a ideal retreat for a weekend.

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