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Aabathsahayeswarar Temple (Guru Sthalam) - Alangudi

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Aabathsahayeswarar Temple (Guru Sthalam)

ALANGUDI( 6 Km from Needamangalam): 
 
This is regarded as a Guru sthalam or Jupiter where Lord Dakshinamurthy is held in great reverence. The shrine attracts a large number of devotees when Jupiter transits between zodiac signs. Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, is said to have been reborn on the banks of the Amrita Pushkarini within the temple precincts before being reunited with Shiva.
 
The presiding deity here is Sira Abathsagayeswara or Aranyeswara, a Swayambu Lingam, and the Goddess is Umai Ammai.  There is a separate sanctum for the special deity Sri Dakshinamuthi. 
 
Being a Guru Kshetram, Thursdays attract a large number of pilgrims and special poojas are performed.  There are about 15 Theerthams in the temple.

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