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" The 3rd year Samvathsara Abhishegam marking the completion of the 3rd year of Kumbabishegam of the temple is to beheld on Sunday the 17th July 16 from 6.00 am onwards followed by Annadhanam at 12.00 noon. Please see invitation uploaded. Om Namasivaya!""
Welcome to Runahareswarar Temple


Thiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu is a noted Shivasthal and the God Arunachala is manifest in the form of fire. This place also assumes great importance for the reason that the very thought of the temple brings salvation for the human beings. Polur is a taluk in the district and Peranambakkam is an ancient small village in the district. This was formerly known as Periyarunapakkam or Pranavampakkam. Due to aliens waging wars repeatedly, many of the Hindu temples were either destroyed or had disappeared from human eyes. This village too had an ancient temple which was lost to humanity also due to neglect and efflux of time. However, revenue records indicated a large piece of land measuring 52 cents marked as Temple land. Even the village folk did not know that there existed a Shiva temple but an astrologer based in Hyderabad AP could precisely indicate the details. This could be only due to the humans ans the way the details were provided is quite astonishing! The excavation of the land revealed the existence of an old temple dated back some 800 years or more.

A huge Shivling was found as also a beautiful statue of Lord Karthikeya in the form of Arumugasamy. While no other deity could be found, the basements pertaining to the Swami, Ambal, Murugar, Vinayagar, Chandikeshwarar, Natarajar sannidhis were found apart from the Mahamandap and the temple kitchen areas. A large number of stone pillars and other construction materials were found during the excavation and this indicated that a massive structure might have been there centuries back! As per the tradition and accepted practice, before taking up any matter relating to a temple, Deiva Prasannam (invocation of the God's blessings) was conducted to seek divine sanction and to perform the requisite rituals found necessary and to rectify the defects, if any. The Prasannam indicated that the God is known as "Runahareswara, the one who clears all the debts" and the Goddess is known as "Mangalambika". Every human being born into this world incurs three kinds of debits viz.,

  • Debts incurred in this birth, more importantly the financial debts(Human debts);
  • Debts incurred due to neglect of service to God and periodical worship as mandated by the scriptures (Devatha debts).
  • Depts incurred due to failure to perform periodical karmas/ rituals for forefathers ( Pithru debts).

As per scriptures, those who worship this God attain salvation from the above debts and will lead a happy family life.

The temple has been fully renovated and consecrated on the 11th July 13 and regular pooja and other important festivals are being held regularly. Pradosha pooja, twice every Tamil month is the hall mark when hundreds of devotees pray at the temple and the pooja is followed by Annadhanam. Temple compoundwall project at an estimated cost of Rs10 lakhs is being launched. Devotees are requested to contribute to the divine cause and receive the blessings of the God.