Arulmigu SubramaniaSwamy Temple, Thiruchendur
Tiruchendur Murugan temple is known as the second Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga won the battle with the asura, Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred place. The temple is situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
Normally, the Raja Gopuram will be in the eastern side of temples in Tamil Nadu. But in Tiruchendur alone the Raja Gopuram is in the western side. It is said that the Raja Gopuram was not erected on the eastern side since the sea is very close in the eastern side.
Mela Gopuram has nine storeys and it is about 137 feet high above Yalimattam, 90 feet long north to south and 65 feet broad east to west. At the top of the Gopuram the width is 20 feet and the length is 49 feet. To indicate that the Gopuram consists of 9 storeys there are nine Kalasams (sacred copper pots) at the top of the Gopuram.
Website Link : www.tiruchendurmurugantemple.tnhrce.in
Arultharum Mutharamman Temple, Kulasekaranpatinam
In this temple Goddess Muththaramman and Swami Nganamoorthiswarar vigraham are installed combined each other. This is also the some of the special features of the temple. You cannot able to see such combined vigraham elsewhere. In the Garpagraha, Swami and Goddess are showering their blessings to the devotees as Swayambu Murthigal.
The Sri Mutharamman Temple is located in Kulasekharapatnam near Thiruchendur in the Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu. It is 300 years old. Navarathiri festival is the grandest festival in this temple. More than 1,500,000 devotees celebrate together here.This temple is under taken by Tamilnadu Government.
About Literally means Kulasekarapandian(Maharaja)+Pattinam(town)/The town is named as Kulasekarapattinam when Maharaja Kulasekarapandian was ruling the city,one day he had a darshan of the Goddess directly. Henceforth the town has been named after the Maharaja.
Website Link : www.kulasaimutharammantemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Sankararameswarar Temple, Thoothukudi
Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is one of the ancient temples of Thoothukudi District, the city which is considered as the industrial area of South India.Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar is a form of Lord Shivan .The temple is one of the oldest structures(above 700 years) in Thoothukudi.
This temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Sankara Rameswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Arultharum Bagampriyal Udanurai Temple.People believe "Lord Shiva" and pray to him, they get rid of all their problems, after praying to this god. The famous about Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is "Prathosam Pooja" which is famous among the Thoothukudi region.The main festival Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is at month of Chitra & Tamil New Year which is most famous among the Thoothukudi region.
Website Link : www.sankararameswarartemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, Irukangudi.
This temple is located between the two rivers Vaipparu and Arjuna. As two Ganges meet here it got its name Irukkangudi. River Arjuna flowing in the Northern part of this temple originates at Mahalinga hills known as Vathira Iruppu hills in the west. According to “Thiruthankal Temple Lore” once upon a time when Pancha Pandavas came here, Arjuna prayed to Goddess Ganga and split the earth with 'Varunakanai'(arrow) forming a river. The river formed as a result came to be known as Arjuna river.
River Vaipparu flows in the Southern part of this temple. According to Uthira Kandam of Epic Ramayana. A hunter named Sambukan indulged in deep penance amidst fire in the Northern part of Sivasailam at the foot of Podhigai hills. As a result a Brahman died at Ayodhi. Sri Raman, king of Ayodya killed Sambukan and brought back the Brahman to life.
Website Link : www.irukkangudimariamman.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Andal Temple,Srivilliputhur
Srivilliputtur ‘OH’. The very name kindles our souls. It occupies the foremost place in the 108 Divya Desams. It has a glorious past. Both VISHNUCHITTAR who had been affectionately called “PERIA ALWAR” because of his love and dedication to LORD KRISHNA and his divine daughter ANDAL who stands for the unification of the Microcasm and Macrocasm were born here. The legend is that the Vaishnavites will prostrate before the person who utter the name of Srivilliputtur.
Srivilliputtur is a temple town and one of the 108 divya desams of Lord Sri Vishnu. To the devotees and vaishnavites, Srivilliputtur is synonymous with Lord Vishnu, Periyalwar and Andal. It is an interesting place to any aesthetic person for enjoying the sculpture and ancient drawings in the temple. It gave –‘Tiruppavai’ of Andal and ‘Tirupallandu’ of Periyalvar- the hymns on Lord Vishnu to Tamil Literature. These Tamil hymns – Tamil Vedam-Alwar pasurams- are recited everyday at this temple.
Website Link : www.srivilliputhurandaltemple.tnhrce.in
Arulmigu Sundaramahalinga Swamy Temple, Sathuragiri
Sathuragiri Hills or Chathuragiri otherwise known as ' SUNDARA MAHALINGAM ' is situated 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. The name Sathuragiri came from Chathur (4) Veda (Vedas) Giri (Hill), where all the four Vedas met and formed the hill. Another meaning is that the whole mountain is in square (Chathuram) in shape so the name Chathuragiri. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God. It is otherwise also called as Mahalingam Hill.
This is also called as "Siddargal boomi". 18 Siddhas were used to live here. abode of god was bending position another god calls santhana mahalingam...up to 4 km periya mahalingam statue in forest and rivers navagraga stone in top of hill.The divine place Sathuragiri is surrounded by four hills, hence its name Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri.
Website Link : www.sathuragiritemple.tnhrce.in