Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Sundareswarar||Ambal / Thayar:||Meenakshi|
|Timing:||to & to||Parikaram:|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Pazhavangudi||District:||Sivaganga|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Karaikudi (12 km)||Pudukkottai (34 km)|
|Madurai (88 km)||Tiruchirappalli (91 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
This temple for Siva as Sundareswarar, said to be over 500 years old, had its most recent kumbhabhishekam in 2020. However, there is no sthala puranam available for this temple.
The temple the temple looks neat and tidy and features architecture from Chettinadu style of temple building.
The temple has been renovated in a modern style and features granite flooring throughout the premises. The pillars in the temple replete with bas-relief images depicting scenes from various mythological stories and puranams, as well as the Tiruvilaiyadal.
The temple has a 5-tiered raja gopuram followed by a mandapam, where Vinayakar and Murugan are on either side. Further on is the maha mandapam, where the garbhagriham and Amman shrine are located.
The temple is said to be over 500 years old, and this is borne out by the Nandi, which is said to be the oldest vigraham in this temple.
In the garbhagriham koshtam are Vinayakar, Dakshinamurti, Lingodhbhavar, Brahma and Durga. in the prakaram are shrines for Vinayakar, Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Gajalakshmi, the Tevaram Nalvar (Four), Chandikeswarar, Bhairavar, Chandran and Suryan. There is a separate Navagraham shrine. Perhaps the most interesting iconographic aspect of this temple is Vishnu as Ranganatha Perumal, in sayana kolam, in a shrine at the entrance to the maha mandapam!
Other information for your visit
Please do read this Overview on Nagarathar heritage and temples, in connection with temples in the Chettinadu region.