Arulmigu Kolanjiappar Temple

Kolanjiappar Temple
Kolanjiappar Temple




The Birth Place of Kolanjiappar
The benevolent Lord Siva so as to liberate the entire living being has incarnated himself in many holy Shrines in the so called Middle Country. (Nadu Naadu). Vriddhachalam (means age old holy hill) is the best among such holy shrines. Two Mile west of this, there is a small village namely Manavalanallur. Where there is abundance of flowery trees bristling with humming of birds and insects.  It is known as Manavalanallur because Lord Skantha, the Manavalan (Eternal Bridegroom) has embodied himself here. In the words of Arunagirinathar.  “He is the Manavalan residing in the monkeys inhabited hill”.
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An Historical Note
In such a famous village the place of present temple consisted of only thick bushes nearly 200 years ago.  Among bushes there was a small stone altar on which Lord Skantha resolved to embody himself for the benefit of people.  So as to reveal his presence, he arranged a cow to shower Himself with its milk.  The people understood that there is a holy God and began worshipping.
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Annual Poojas :  During every new year day of both English Calander and Tamil Calander the temple is open from 3.00 AM itself and special yagas done and at 5 AM  special Abishegam  is done too and special offerings are given to the Main.  Afterwards at 10’O Clock, 108 Liters of all sorts of  Abishega’s are done to the Urchava idols.  Every year in the full moon day of Chitra month   (April-May) a procession of 1008  Milk pots starts from the Siddhi Vinayaga Temple  which  is  situated…..




Annual Poojas : During every new year day of both English Calander and Tamil Calander the temple is open from 3.00 AM itself and special yagas done and at 5 AM  special Abishegam  is done too and special offerings are given to the Main.  Afterwards at 10’O Clock, 108 Liters of all sorts of  Abishega’s are done to the Urchava idols.  Every year in the full moon day of Chitra month   (April-May) a procession of 1008  Milk pots starts from the Siddhi Vinayaga Temple  which  is  situated  near  Manimutharu  River at  Vriddhachalam and passes 2 Kms and reaches  Shree  Kolanjiappar temple and the milk abishegam is offered to Shree Kolanjiappar.

10 days Vasantha Ursavam festival takes place every year.  At Visaka Star day in the month of Vaikasi single day “Laksharchanai” (i.e. recital of slogams with holy offerings for lakh time) and flower offering poojas are done.

On the first Friday of every Adi month of Tamil Colander each year 100 kavadies are taken in procession and special abishekam and offerings are performed and on that day a full feast is arranged to nearly 5000 people.  Moreover a music fete of 50 Nathaswarams is performed.

During 6 days Sri Kantha Shasti every year adornation with Sandalwood paste and Laksharchanai  are done.  Thaipusa festival is also conducted every year.

Bramhorchavam
Pankuni Uthiram is celebrated for 10 days as the Bramotsavam or Great Festival in this Temple .Starting from  flag hoisting ceremony on kritiga at Panguni (March – April) it is celebrated pompously upto uthiram.The Ninth day Car (Chariot) Festival takes place in the 10th day on Panguni Uthiram nearly 2 Lakhs of  Devotees  worship Shree Kolanjiappar during these, the deity is taken in procession with special adornations and Poojas in various vahanas daily.  Also during these 10 days devoteful music orchestras of famous musicians and spiritual oratories and debating forums will occur.  On panguni Uthiram it is a sight worthy scene to see more than 1000 devotees piercing their bodies with sharp needles and lifting Kavadies coming to worship Shree Kolanjiappar.

The Devotees can on their willingness call for the holy recital of 108  slogams and 1008  slogams Sakasranamam Archana  any  time from   6.00 am to 8.30 pm daily.

Kattalai Schemes (Particular Endowments)

Daily Pooja Kattalai Rs. 5000/-
The Interests accruing from this amount is utilized for four routine poojas in a particular day in every year according to the wishes of the donor and the holy prasadams sent to the Doner with all reverence.
Orphanage Students Food Kattalai Rs. 5000/-
The Interests accruing from this amount is utilized for one time meals to inmates of karunai illam maintained by the temple on a particular day according to the wishes of Donor and holy prasadams sent to the particulars donor.
Krithiga Prasadam Kattalai Rs. 1000/-
From the Interests occurred from this amount the holy offerings and  recital of humans is done on the name of the particular donor on Krithigai on each and every month and holy prasadams sent by post.
The Fees for Various Services
Services Amount (Rs.)
Archanai (Ashtothram) 2.00
Deepa Arathanai 0.25
Kavadi Abishegam 1.00
Milk Kanikkai 2.00
Cocks Kanikkai 1.00
Sakasra Namam 5.00
Ear Boring 5.00
Bi-cycle Pooja 3.00
Motor Cycle Pooja (Two Wheeler) 3.00
Entrance Ticket 2.00
Abishegam 25.00
Tonsure (Mudi Kanikkai) 10.00
Bus, Car, Lorry Pooja 10.00
Pradhu (Pettition Fees) 10.00
Guest House one room rent 50.00
Pilgrims Cottage one room rent (Ground Floor) 20.00
Pilgrims cottage one room rent (First floor) 40.00
Marriage Ticket 200.00
Anbu Thirumanakoodam 2000.00
Kolanjiappar Marriage Hall 3000.00




Temple Office

The Executive Officer,
Arulmigu Kolanjiappar Temple,
Manavalanallur,
Virudhachalam – 606 001
Cuddalore District
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: +91-4143-230232, 231232
Pradhu Office : +91-4143-231382

Note : The Prospective donors are requested to contact the above Temple Office Address.

Contact Details of Temple Staffs :-

Mr.K.Sivaraj – 95857 93009
Mr.K.Anandakumar – 93600 20107
Mrs.A.Selvakumari – 96269 82139
Mr.R.Venkatesan – 73734 15416
Mr.K.Sitaraman – 99527 45620

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