Arulmigu Abathsahyeswarar Thirukovil, Alangudi
GURUPEYARCHI LATCHARCHANA FESTIVAL
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LATCHARCHANA DATES & TIMINGS
Special Darshans are arranged on Thursdays and on the days of Jupiter’s transit to the next Zodiac sign. Masi Maham, (i.e the day of the star makha, in the solar month of Aquaris between 12 February and 14 March) (Masi Mah Guruvara dharshan (ie) The Month of Masi 3rd Thursday).
Alangudi is the divine place, where Lord Guru can be propitiated in the
form of Sri Dakshinamurthy. This sacred shrine of Jupiter is renowned for its
tri-glories, i.e. Moorthy (The Presiding Deity), sthalam (Place of divinity) and
theertham (The Holy Water). Lakhs of people throng his place, particularly on
the day of Jupiter’s transit to the next sign., to solicit Jupiter’s protection
from afflictions. Lord Jupiter’s benign look (Drishti) can shower a lot of
blessings from him. He is Deva guru. He is also known as Brihaspathi, due to his
excellence in education and fine arts, possessing supreme intelligence.
Alangudi is the holy abode of Jupiter and a divine place where one could
propitiate Jupiter. Lord Shiva is manifested here in the form of Lord Guru. Sri
Dakshinamurthy is to be worshipped as he is worshipped, as Guru Bhagwan here.
Alangudi is renowned for its ‘triglories’ i.e Moorthy (The Presiding Deity),
Sthalam (Place of divinity) and Theertham (The Holy Water).