This article is another one on the series on Temples where inexplicable phenomena are observed even today.
Science can not explain it.
Idols change colors daily/once in one and a half hours/once in fifteen days,
Where ghee turns butter while performing Abhisheka,
Celestial light appears on a fixed date,
Ghee kept in the closed sanctum does not get spoiled for an year,the lamp keeps burning ,
Where fruit follows leaves,no intermediary stage,
Idol drinks Jaggery water,
We have a temple where Universal events are predicted.
This happens when one places a specific object in a Box.
An individual is intimated through a dream to place an object in a box meant for this.
Some changes are noticed after sometime.
It indicates of things to come.
When water was placed in a vessel,Small Kumba,it overflowed.
This was followed by the Tsunami that struck India.
When gold/Turmeric was placed,price of Gold shot up and never came down to the previous level.
When a fistful of Sand was placed,price of Rice went up.
These have been narrated by a person in the town,who is a reliable witness.
The procedure followed is ,
Lord Subrahmanya would appear in a dream to someone in around Kangeyam,Paramathi,Thiruppur,Vellakkovil and Thennilai.
He/she would come to the temple and explain the dream.
The priest would then write down the item to be placed in the Box with the Name,address and the date and time.
Then they would have a flower,either white or red by a child from the crowd and if white flower is picked,the item would be placed in the box.
The Names of The Deity :
Origin of Sivamalai :
The sage Agastya came to this mountain and performed penance in order to gain knowledge about the Agamas. He also created a natural spring on this mountain from the waters of the Ganga which he brought in his Kamandalam. It is said this miracle took place on Karthigai Pournami day ( full moon in the month of Karthigai) and thus it is venerated by devotees as a special day.
Every month during Amavasai, Shasti, and Kiruthigai, special poojas are performed when devoties visit the temple in large numbers to seek the blessings of Sivamalai Andavar.
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How to reach Sivanmalai.