Sri Kuda Maadu Koothan Perumal

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Quick Facts:


Sri Kuda Maadu Koothan, Iruntha (sitting) Thirukolam.
The idol of Moolavar is of the type Sudai Vadivam is made from burnt clay and hence only Thailakaapu is allowed here (ie) no thirumanjanam is done here


Sathur Puja Gopalakrishnan


Amrudha Kadavalli


Amrita Theertham, Kodi Theertham


Uchasruga Vimaanam


Thirumangai Azhwar, 10 pasuram (1238-1247 MP3, PDF)


Vaikasi Visakam

Sthala Puranam:

The Lord Kuda Maadu  Koothan gave his graceful darshan to Uthang Maharishi. Uthunga Maharishi got married to Prabhai. Once a Crocodile took her away when both were taking holy bath in river Ganges. Uthanga Maharishi got vexed and roamed in many places and finally came to Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram. There Kuda Maadu Koothan gave darshan to him and said that his wife has attained Mukti (eternity) and got him out of his sorrow.

“Ari” means one who makes the sin’s to vanish. As the Lord of this place vanishes our sins, this place is called as Arimeya Vinnagaram. Lord vishnu too gains the name as a good dancer by performing the “Kuda Koothu” dance and got his name as Kuda Maadu Koothan. Kuda Koothu is in which the dancer stands still and brings out expression as a light kept inside a pot. Lord Krishna performed this Koothu here to explain his Aadi Moola Naraya Thathuvam (ie) the reason behind the brith of everything in this world.

Benefits of his Darshan

Prosperity, Relief from enemies, Relief from Debt. On realization people perform thailakaappu for emperuman.