'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Sangameswarar temple - Kooduthurai, Bhavani

'Kongu nadu' is the most prosperous area in Tamil Nadu. The Gods residing in the temples spread over this 'Nadu' have blessed the people with all prosperity including high literacy. Avinasi, Thirumuruganpoondi, Bhavani, Thiruchengode, Thiruvenchamakkudal, Thirupandikodumudi and Karuvur are the seven among the numerous temples in Kongu Nadu that have been sung by three Nayanmars. Bhavani is a town in Erode district, situated at 15 km distance to the northwest of Erode, 55 km from Salem to its west and 100 km from Coimbatore to its northeast. The town can be reached by road from the Erode railway station.

The ancient temple of Sri Sangameswarar in Bhavani dates back to thousands of years. 'Vani' is the old name for River Bhavani. As it confluences with River Cauvery, it is also called 'Vanikudal' and 'Bhavanikudal'. 'Poovani', one among the 24 Kongu nadus came to be called as Bhavani in course of time. During the time of Thirugnanasambhandar it was mentioned by the name Nanaa in the Devaram hymns. It was believed that those who worshipped the Lord at this temple would be spared of any negative happening in their lives. The Lord is also called 'Nannavudaiyaar'. While viewing from the dam on River Cauvery, the sight of the temple would be a delight to the eyes. On entering the temple, the majestic Rajagopuram with five beautifully sculptured tiers welcomes us. The 'Sorgavaasal', which is kept open on the day of Vaikunda ekaadasi' for the sake of the devotees establishes the unison of 'Shaiva' and 'Vaishnava'. The deity in this temple is being given the reverence on par with Lord Siva.

The temple has four gates. On entering through the gate wherein we see Rajagopuram, we see Vinayaka first. Next to Vinayaka is situated the shrine of Aadhikesava Perumal along with His consort Soundaravalli Thaayaar. There is a spacious marriage hall outside the sannidhi. It'll be a real experience to conduct the marriage here, right under the benediction of the Lord and His consort.

Vedanayaki Amman

The Goddess of this shrine is called Vedanayaki. She has been portrayed so beautifully with a benevolent face and eyes that exude grace and mercy. While circumambulating the 'prahara', we see Goddesses Umadevi, Maheswari, Gowri, Brahmi and Vaishnavi, portrayed with so much grace. While going around the 'prahara', we can read and chant the 'Abirami andhadhi' verses, inscribed on the Kadappah stones. A golden couch, donated by Garo, a collector during the British regime is kept in the room where the Goddess would be kept for 'Thirupalli'. The collector firmly believed that the little girl who saved him from a major peril was none other than the Goddess Herself. He donated the golden couch in expression of his gratitude.

Next is situated the temple for Lord Muruga. He has been sung by Arunagirinathar as 'Sri Shanmuga Subrahmanya'. 'Surahareswarar' sannidhi is situated next to Lord Muruga's. The deity is known for curing diseases that attack the human beings. The belief is that by offering pepper 'rasam', 'sundal 'and 'araikeerai' as 'naivedhyam' on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to the deity we can get rid of our diseases. There's a gate opposite to the sannidhis of Subrahmanya and Surahareswarar. River Cauvery can be reached through this gate. 'Suryatheertham' is located here. To the south of this place are situated Gayathri sannidhi and 'Kooduthurai'. Gayathri sannidhi where Gayathri lingar has been installed is very famous. Nearby is located Gayathri theertham. Bathing in this tank is considered very auspicious.

The incomparable 'Kooduthurai'

'Kooduthurai' is situated at a distance from Gayathri sannidhi. The sannidhi can be reached through the southern gate of the Sangameswarar temple also. Kooduthurai is the spot where River Bhavani merges with River Cauvery. The place is filled with the beauty of nature with so much lush greenery. There are steps to reach the water and bathing here on the days of new moon, eclipse and 'aadiperukku' is considered very special. Bhavani is one of the many names of Goddess Parvathy. Both the town and the river are called by this name. Devotees believe that bathing in this water which has many sacred features would ensure a trouble-free life. After bathing, devotees circumambulate the 'Arasu-vembu' tree under which Pillaiyaar, along with the figures of many 'nagas' are installed. It is said that 'doshas' including 'pithru dosha', 'naga dosha' and other 'doshas' are neutralized by bathing at Kooduthurai and worshipping the Pillaiyar and the 'nagas'. The temple 'archakas' say those waiting for marriage would get married soon if they visit the shrine, bathe in the water and worship.


Amirthalingeswarar shrine is situated to the north of Abhishek mandap. The 'Amritham' got itself transformed into the 'linga', it is said. The linga is placed on Aavudaiyaar so that it could be lifted and placed again. Those who have no progeny circumambulate the shrine placing this linga on their waist. Sage Parasura buried the pot containing nectar to protect it from the eyes of the asuras. After exhuming, when the spot was further deepened 'amudha theertham sprang as a fountain from the spot! A spring from the 'Theertham' merged with the rivers Bhavani and Cauvery. The spot came to be known as 'Mukkoodal'. The place is glorified for its deity, 'sthala' and 'theertham'.


This east-facing temple is situated at a lower level to the Amirthalingeswarar temple. The 'linga' at this temple is designed in the 1008-linga style. On the days of full moon, special puja services are conducted to Amirthalingeswarar and Sahasralingeswarar.

Sangameswarar temple

The temple has four gates with its southern gate leading to 'Kooduthurai'. This gate takes us to the front mandap where the antechamber is situated. The figures of moon and sun are installed at each side at the entrance of the mandap. At the southern part, figures of Nayanmars are kept. At the southern part of the palace are kept the figures of the 63 Nayanmars, Veerabhadra, Ramanadheswarar, Parvadhavardhini and Bala Dandapani. The sannidhis of 'Siddhi' Vinayaka, 'Kalyana' Subramanya and Sani bhagwan are situated next. The 'Panchalingas' are also there. It is believed that Sani bhagwan at this sannidhi is very powerful due to the special reason that His father Sun God worshipped the Lord and was graced by Him by worshipping here. The shrine is called Bhaskara 'kshetram' because of this reason. Another special feature is that Sani bhagwan has been portrayed as facing the east. Even today, every year, the rays of the sun fall for a short while on the sannidhis of Sangameswara, Subrahmanya and Vedanayaki amman on the days of 'Maasi maham' and on the third day from 'Ratha saptami'. Those, who worship at this 'sthala', get 'punya' equal to that of worshipping at Rameswaram.

The figures of 'Navagrahas' are installed at the north-eastern corner. Devotees throng the place with the unshakeable belief that their problems would be solved by performing 'archana' to the deity here. A small beautiful sannidhi of Dakshinamoorthy is situated at the southern part. At the ceiling in the sanctum is portrayed 'lingorpavam'. Brahma is portrayed in one Devakottam while Sri Vishnu Durga with a mound on which Her feet are placed are seen in another Devakottam. Persistent problems will be solved by lighting a ghee lamp and performing 'archana' to the Goddess here, it is said. In between these two is situated the sannidhi of Chandikeswara. After circumambulating the antechamber, we can pay obeisance to Nandikeswara at the front mandap and enter the 'Mahamandap'. 'Arthamandap' and the sanctum can be viewed from here. Lord Sangameswara is portrayed in the form of a 'linga' here. People who have acquired 'gnana' through fasting are in a sizeable number among the devotees worshipping the Lord. Sangameswara, sung by Thirugnanasambhandar blesses the devotees with good life partners while Amirthalingeswara blesses His devotees with progeny. Aadhikesava Perumal and Soundaravalli Thaayaar grace the devotees with prosperity. While Lord Surahareswara is the God for disease-free health, the Navagrahas remove all distresses. Bathing in 'Kooduthurai' will bless the devotee with an own house. A visit to this temple and worship to all the deities and bathing in Kooduthurai will ensure us a prosperous and trouble-free life. To get the 'punya' of bathing in Kasi and Triveni sangamam and the 'punya' of worshipping at Rameswaram, we can visit the Kooduthurai Sangameswara temple!.