Origin of Peace

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"Erumbeeswarar Temple" at Thiruverumbur between Trichy and Thanjavur. The Trichy - Thanjavur belt, on the banks of the Cauvery River was the seat of power of the mighty Cholas who were great patrons of art. Under their rule, they built and revived innumerable temples like the Brihadeeshwarar temple, SriRanganathaswamy Temple. This area also has a lot of hidden treasures - small temples, seeping with history, and architecture. Many of these small temples are currently patronized by the locals of the area who take great pride in its history. One such temple is the Erumbeeswarar Temple located on top of a small hillock midway between Trichy and Thanjavur

Literally translated, the word erumbu means ant in Tamil. The story goes that, the asura (demon) Karan captured the hillock temple of Lord Shiva and unleashed his tyranny on the local residents and prevented people from entering the temple. The worried devas (demi gods) assumed the form of ants and entered the temple premises, slipping past the guards. The Lord in the form of a Shiva Lingam transformed into an anthill to show that He heard their prayers and helped the devas overcome Karan. The Shiva Lingam today has a rough texure like an anthill.Archaeologists trace the temple's construction to the 7th century and the site is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple walls have numerous inscriptions from the Chola and Pandya eras. The temple is housed inside fortress like walls and one ascends a flight of granite steps to access the temple.

 

 

om namah shivaya
Shri Erumbeeswarar
Moolavar : Erumbeeswarar Urchavar : Somaskandar
Amman / Thayar:	NarunkuzhalNayaki	
ThalaVirutcham	:Vilwa	
Theertham :Brahmmatheertham
Agamam / Pooja	: Kameekam
Old year:1000-2000 years old
Historical Name :Erumbiyur, City :Tiruverumbur, District:Tiruchchirappalli, State :Tamil Nadu