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Arulmigu Athmanathaswamy Temple, Avudaiyar Koil - Thiruperunthurai
Avudaiyar Koil also called as "Thiruperunthurai" is one among 275 Paadal Petra Sthalam and important Lord Shivasthalam.
The temple can be reached by travelling about 8 miles away from the Aranthangi railway station. There are lots of buses available to the temple from Pudukkottai.
There is no Lingam in the sanctum but instead, it only has the base, (Avudayar), which has a metal cover placed on it. This represents formlessness. Swamy's thiruNaamam is Arulmighu Aathmanathar. Ambal is found in Arroopam and only Her holy foot are found.
Deva Theertham, Agni Theertham and Athmakoobham are the Holy Theerthams found in this sthalam.
Avudayarkoil is famous for Kodungai - Curved Stone roof thinning. One can witness the great works of the kings who constructed the temple.
There are lots of Sculptural Works found which makes our eye-brows expand. The Kodungai, Nardhana Vinayakar, Kaali, Lord Veerabhadhrar, Maanickavasagarmm etc are master pieces.