Moolavar : Rajaganapathi
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : –
Thala Virutcham : –
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : Shailadesam
City : Salem
District : Salem
State : Tamil Nadu
Daily pujas are performed from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. with abishek etc. On the Chaturti days, (fourth day from the new moon or full moon day) Ganapathi Yagna and special pujas are followed regularly. The 10 day Vinayaka chaturti festival is grandly celebrated in the month of Avani (August-September). The third day will be the wedding festival. On the 10th day, the Lord is taken in procession in a flower-studded palanquin. Religious discourses are also organized this day. On the first day of the festival, Lord Ganapathy is dressed with golden kavachas. The Muthangi Seva on the 8th day is very famous.
As the Lord graces the devotees with his royal appearance, He is named Rajaganapathy, (Ganapathy the King).
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m
Sri Rajaganapathy Temple, Salem, Salem district.
The famous Sugavaneswarar temple is very near to this temple.
Those who pray to Lord Rajaganapathy are blessed with children, material prosperity, cure from prolonged illness, removal of obstacles in marriage alliances, wisdom and education.
Devotees offer abishek and Vastras (clothing) to Lord Rajaganathy.
Greatness Of Temple:
Those visiting Salem would not fail to have Rajaganapathy darshan. Many attributes related to Lord Sugavaneswarar such as Devas’ praying to Lord under a bodhi tree here, His graceful darshan granted to Adisesha and Cheraman, helping the Kalinga king Hemangatha to get back his kingdom are attributed to Lord Rajaganapathy also. This is a very famous temple.
Sri Rajaganapathy temple was constructed 400 years back. Kings considered the Lord as a force defending them from evils. As the place was hilly with forests, it was then known as Shaila Desam. Shailam-Mount.
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