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Arasili - Sri Arasili Naathar Temple

Arasili, The Lord of the temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Tirugnanasambandar. Arasili is the abode of Lord who drove away Kala (Yama Dharma Raja) the God of Death, who conquered  cupid (Manmatha) the deity of passion and lust, living on the alms offered by others, wearing Kondrai flower and tortoise garlands and sacred ash sprayed over his body.

Arasili Shiva Temple

திருஅரசிலி- அரசலீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்

Arasili - Sri Arasili Naathar Temple
திருஅரசிலி- அரசலீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Arasili Naathar , Arasaleeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Azhakiyanayagi
Location
Arasili near Ozhindhiampattu
Historical Name
Tiruarisili
Significance
31st Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Tondai Nadu,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Ancient
1500 years old
Travel Base
Viluppuram / Pondy

Significance of the temple:
v  Arasil is the 31st of the 32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai region of South India. Arasilinathar is also known as Aswatheswarar.
v  The temple was built by the kings of Salukkiyars.
v  Salukkiyars, Vaamadeva Munivar worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple.
v  In the outer prakaram Naalvar Vinayagar, Sandikeswarar, Vallidevasena Sri Subramaniyar, Navagrahas, Kala bairavar and Suryan. There are lot of sudhai sirpam and paintings around the entrance and prakaram walls.
v  Ambal in a separate sannadhi facing south with simha vakanam.
v  Dwajasthambam with Nandhiyamperuman facing moolavar in the front mandapam through a salaram.
v  Other deities are koshtam Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Vishnu durgai and Vaishnavai.
v  We have enter to the artha mandapam through south side entrance. Moolavar is very short and aavudayar is also at the lower level.
v  There are many old tamil inscriptions around the karuvarai walls. These Tamil inscriptions belongs to  Vikrama Chozha  Devar,  Kulothunga Chozha Devar period. During their period this place was called as “Oimanattu Thiruarasili” and “Jayankonda Chozhamandalathu Oimanattu Vijayarajendra Chozhavalanattu PeruvemburNattu Thiruarasili”.

Arasili Siva Temple

Arasili koshtam - Dakshinamoorthy

Arasaleeswarar Temple

Arasili Naathar Temple

Devaram Padal Petram Sthalam TN31

koshtam Dakshinamoorthy

Siva Temple Ozhinthiapattu

How to Reach :  This shivasthalam temple is located 20 Kms from Puducherry (26 km from Tindivanam). Reach Ozhinthiapattu village by travelling on the Pondicherry - Kilianur - Tindivanam route. A small branch road at Ozhinthiapattu leads you to the temple. 
Another Paadal Petra Sthalam Irumbai Maakaalam is situated at a distance of 8 Kms from here.
Sri Arasaleeswarar Temple,
Ozhindhiampattu-605 109,
Villupuram district.

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