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Kodimaadachenkunrur (கொடிஅடசென்குன்ருர்)

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Kodimaadachenkunrur (கொடிஅடசென்குன்ருர்)
Primary Deity: Ardhanareswara (அர்தனரெஸ்வர)
Consorts: Baagampiriyaalammai (பகம்பிரியலம்மி)

Travel base, Address references
Located at: Tiruchengode
Near: Salem
Travelbase: Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

Legends and Notes
– Adi Kesava Perumal, enshrined here, instructed Gowri on the Kedara Gowri Vratam which she performed to unite with Shiva as Ardhanareeswara

– A battle of strength between Adi Sesha and Vayu, saw the former clinging tightly to Mount Meru and Vayu using his might to blow it away. The latter succeeded in blowing it away to Tiruchengode and the blood spilled by Adisesha colored it red.

– Kamadhenu is said to have obtained 5 hills from Shiva, of which this was one; hence this hill with 2 stories of its origin,with rocks colored both red and yellow represents the masculine and feminine aspects of the Ardhanareeswara manifestation of Shiva

– The place is known as Chengode because of the Red color of the hill

Other Information
This temple is considered to be Siva Sthalam

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