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| Last Updated:: 03/01/2015

Kangeyanallur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location

The Subramanyar temple at Kangeyanallur

Significance

 

The Subramanyar temple at Kangeyanallur is over a half a millennium old and it has been renovated and rejuvenated in the 20th century. It is held in great reverence locally and it has been closely associated with Tirumuruga Kripananda Vaariyaar, noted exponent of tamil scriptures. Kangeyanallur is located at a distance of 5 km from Vellore

 Mythology

 

The presiding deity Subramanyar in a standing posture is flanked by his consorts Valli and Deivayanai. There are also shrines to Vinayakar, Shiva, Arunagirinathar, Dhandapani and Arumukhaswamy here. The temple has two prakarams, two entrances.

The Kartikai asterism is considered to be of importance each month here. Skanda Sashti, Aadi Krittikai and Thai Krittikai are some of the other festivals celebrated here. The annual festival Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Maasi.

Interesting facts

 

Also located in Kangeyanallur is the historic Kangeeswarar temple dating back to the period of the Cholas, as testified by inscriptions here. Much of the present structure is the result of renovations in the 20th century.  The annual Bhramotsavam here is celebrated in the month of Pankuni, one month after that at the Subramanyar temple; other festivals celebrated here include Arudra Darisanam, Aani Tirumanjanam and MahaShivaratri.