The Vayalur Murugan Temple is situated at 9 km west of Trichy in Tamil Nadu. The temple is also called by names like Adi vayalur, Kumara vayalur, Vanni vayalur and Agnishwaram. It was built around 1200 years back in the Chola period. The main deity of this temple is Lord Muruga, while the temple is also famous amongst the devotees of lord Shiva.
There are many shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva present within the premises of this temple. These shrines include Nataraja and Sri Poiya Ganapati as well as consorts of Valli and Deivanai, depicting in a position of being seated in a peacock. The speciality of its Natarajar idol is that it has both its leg on the ground. To honour these idols, a festival is also held at this temple.
The location of this temple is also said to be the place where Lord Muruga blessed saint poet, Arunagiri Nathar and initiated him to compose the famous work of Thirupugazh. The surroundings of this temple include green fields and Sakhti Theertaham on its opposite side.
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