Thadikombu

Thadikombu Sri Soundarraja Perumal Temple

The Soundarraja Perumal Temple in Thadikombu, a beautiful village 10 km south of Dindigul, is considered to be as sacred as the Kallazhagar Temple near Madurai. Arulmighu Soundarraja Perumal is found in the sleeping posture in this temple and it is said this place was previously known as Thaalamaapuri. Though it is a Vaishnava temple, the sthala vriksha is the vilva tree.

Details:

  • Moolavar:                      Sri Soundararaja Perumal  
  • Amman / Thayar:     Soundaravalli 
  • Thala Virutcham:     Vilwa tree 
  • Theertham:                  Kudaganaru River 
  • Age:                                  500-1000 years old 
  • Historical Name:       Thalamapuri 

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Location:

Thadikombu , Dindigul , Tamil Nadu.

Temple Timings

Morning 6.00 A.M to Night 8.00 P.M

Festivals

During Chitra Month, Lord Alagar will have 12 days of specal Pooja. Full moon day of the month Lord Alagar will be on the processing of Ethir servai.

Sthalapuranam

The Soundarraja Perumal Temple in Thadikombu, a beautiful village 10 km south of Dindigul, is considered to be as sacred as the Kallazhagar Temple near Madurai. Arulmighu Soundarraja Perumal is found in the sleeping posture in this temple and it is said this place was previously known as Thaalamaapuri. Though it is a Vaishnava temple, the sthala vriksha is the vilva tree.

Near the river Kudaganaru, sage Mandugar was doing penance. Thalaasuran, a demon, tried to spoil the sage’s efforts. Lord Azhagar from Thirumaliruncholai (Azhagar temple) destroyed the demon and protected the sage’s penance. The sage prayed to the Lord to stay and bless the devotees and so Azhagar gives darshan as Soundarraja Perumal in this temple.

This temple is supposed to be as important as the Azhagar temple near Madurai and history states that it was built 500 years ago by Achutha Devarayar of the Vijayanagar Empire.

There is an idol of Hayagriva, who is believed to bestow good education on devotees, in this temple where vows that have to be fulfilled in Azhagarkoil can be fulfilled.

The Swarna Aakarsha Bairavar here is believed to solve people’s economic problems.

The sculptures in this temple speak of the artistic skill of the builders and it is surprising to see even minute details like the nail tip, muscles, nerves and eyelashes sculpted with such finesse.

Chithirai Tiruvizha is celebrated for five days in an elaborate manner and thousands participate in the ten-day Aadi Pournami Peruntiruvizha.

Performing poojas to the Rathi-Manmathan deities for five consecutive Thursdays here will help unmarried people find suitable marriage partners. People wishing for a child or to shine in education or expand their business can worship this Perumal here and have their wishes fulfilled and problems solved.

It is customary for devotes offer sarees to the Thaayaar and thulasi malai to the Perumal if their wishes are fulfilled.

The temple well connected by buses from Dindigul and Madurai.

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