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TEMPLES IN SIVAGANGAI


 

Muthumariyamman Temple Thayamanglam

 

Thayamanglam is situaed 30 km from Sivagangai and 20 km from Paramakudi and it is very nearer to Ilaiyankudi. Though different religious and communal people are living here, they are living peacefully. Muthumariyamman Temple Panguni Urchavam festival is celebrated here every year (March - April) for 10 days. During this festival nearly 2 lakhs visitors and pilgrims come here to offer their prayers. In 1914, the idol of Amman was made with sacred stone and the shrine and Veemanam were constructed. in 1935, the Rajagopuram was built.

 

Short Information About Muthumariyamman Temple

 

Location

30 km from Sivagangai

Dedicated To

Muthumariyamman

Highlights Festival

Held in March - April


 

Kandadevi Temple

 

The Village Kandadevi is situated 15 Km away from Karaikudi. Here the Temple is called as Arulmigu Sowarna Moortheeswarar alias Siragilinather. The Amman is called as PeriyaNauaki Annan. This is a 350 years old Temple. The Temple is maintained by Sivaganga Devasthanam, which is one among 84 Temples. It is here that Hanuman said "Kanden Deviyai" to Rama, hence this place is called as Kandadevi. The Annai Urchavam is very famous festival for this temple, which is celebrated in every year, during the month of June by the people of 75 Villages.

Short Information About Kandadevi:

Location

 15 km from karaikudi

Dedicated To

 Periyanayaki Amman

Highlights Festival

 Held in June


 

Kollangudi

 

Kollangudi temple is small but beautiful. The paintings on the walls and ceiling of the temple depict the fame and eminence of deity Kalidevi. A chemical known as 'POONEER' - essential for the preparation of siddha medicine is found growing occasionally on the soil around the temple. The history read that Maruthu Pandian brothers worshipped this deity with their battlefield coins. War weapons and coins were manufactured here during the reign of the Sivagangai rulers.
 

Short Information About Kollangudi:

Location

8 km away from Sivagangai

Dedicated To

Deity Kalidevi

Highlights Festival

Held in August/October


 

Thirukostiyur Temple

 

Thirukostiyur is one among the most famous 108 Vaishnava temple in Pandiya Kingdom. The Alwar Ramanujar has visited and prayed God Sri Vishnu. The God name is "Swamiya Narayana Perumal" The God is in five floors. This is South Thiruppathi. During every year, Masi Magam Teppam is celebrated here. Swami Narayanan's gigantic statue appears in lying position with five snakehoods. Grand festival will be celebrate during the period of "Vaigunda Eygathesi" by opening door of this allayam called "Sorga Vasal".

Short Information About Thirukostiyur Temple:

Location

25 Km from Karaikudi

Dedicated To

Lord Vishnu

Festival

 Teppam, Vaigunda Eygathesi

Festivalmonth

 January/February

 

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