15th May 2018
Thought of visiting this temple every time I cross this place on the way to my Native Village Pappavalasu from Erode/ Perundurai. Last Monday 15th May 2018 visited my Village and got down at Thudupathi on the way to Erode to catch the Yercaud Express.
Moolavar : Sri Kari Varadharajaperumal.Thayar : Sri Neela Nayaki.
Some of the important details are,..
The temple is facing east with a deepa sthambam made of single stone on the road side. The deepam will be lit on karthikai deepam day. Palipedam and Garudalwar are immediately after the front mandapam. The sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum, antarala and arthamandapam. Vimanam is on the sanctum.
It was told that moolavar is swayambu – a Thulasimadam. It was told that this temple might have been built over the Brindavan or a jeeva Samadhi of a saint. Nobody knows the history behind that. Urchavars are Sridevi and Bhoodevi with Sri Kari Varadharaja Perumal. In the other prakaram Nagaraj and a thulasimadam.
The mandapam was rebuilt in recent times with concrete. During renovation they had found out a secret chamber in the mandapam and Pooja articles are unearthed. The unearthed pooja articles are now kept at Erode Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department.
It was told that the temple was built about 500 years before. It must have some inscriptions, but noting is visible due to white washing. There are reliefs around the sanctorum walls. There is separate temple for Vinayagar with a deepa sthambam in front.
It was learnt that this temple is the kulatheivam for Kongu Kuruppa Nadu Padaithalai Vellalar community. Tonsuring and ear boring ceremony for their children are done at this temple.
The temple will be kept opened between 07.00 hrs to 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 19.30 hrs.
Contact landline and mobile numbers are 245278 and 9443245278.
HOW TO REACH:
This temple and the Thudupathi Village is on the way from Perundurai to Gobichettipalayam / Tirupur via Kunnathur.