Illupaikkudi

Arulmigu Thanthondreeswarar Soundaryanayaki Temple, Iluppaikudi

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Temple : Thanthondreeswarar – Soundaryanayaki Kovil

Location : Iluppaikudi, 5 km away from karaikudi.

Deities : Thanthondreeswarar also called as Swayamprakasheswarar / Suyamprakaseswarar(Lord Shiva) and Soundaryanayaki (Goddess Parvathi). Lord Bhairava holding the Akshayapathra, with twin dogs is the special deity here.

History : 500yrs old

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Temple contact details :
Arulmigu Thanthondreeswarar Soundaryanayaki Kovil,
Iuppaikudi Devasthanam,
Iluppaikudi.
Pincode : 630 202
Sivaganga dist
Ph: +91-4561-221810, 9442043493

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Ariyakudi

Thenthirupati ThiruVengadamudayan Temple, Ariyakudi

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Temple : Thenthirupati Thiruvengadamudayan – Alarmelmangai Thaayar Kovil. Popularly known as Dhakshina Thirupati.

Location : Ariyakudi, 5 km away from karaikudi

Open hours : Mon-Sun’ 06:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Deities : Thiruvengadamudayan (Lord Perumal / Srinivasa), Alarmelmangai Thaayar (Goddess Lakshmi), Aandaal (Goddess Kothai nachiyar), Lord Moolai Garudan

History : 500yrs old

Myth : Ariyakudi native Sevukan Chettiyar used to walk to Tirupathi with a group of devotees on the auspicious Thiruvonam day in the month of Puratasi (October to November) for the dharshan of Tirupati Tiruvengadam Udayan / Srinivasa Perumal. On one of such trips, old age and ill health disrupted his trip to the hill temple. Soon, he heard the ‘asireeree’ (invisible voice) that of Lord Srinivasa Perumal- saying that He, the Lord, himself would provide darshan at the devotee’s place rather than the devotee coming all the way here. Also, Lord has guided to spot and unearth the Swayambu murthy or self propagating deity’s icon of the presiding deity under a Tulsi plant. That is where the temple now stands. And this is how Thiruvengadamudayan of Tirupati made Ariyakudi as Thenthirupati / Dhakshina Thirupati.

For this temple:
The utsava murtis (idols worshipped by Sri Ramanujacharya) were brought from Srirangam Ranganatha temple.
The Sadari (padukas) was brought from Tirupati Balaji temple.
The Agni (fire) was brought from Tirumayam Sathyamoorthy temple.

People who are unable to go to Tirupathi to fulfill vows can alternatively visit Thenthirupati Ariyakudi.

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Temple contact details :
Arulmigu Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple,
Ariyakudi.
Pincode : 630 202
Sivaganga dist
Ph: +91-4565-231299

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KUNDRAKUDI TEMPLE

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Set on a small hill, the Kundrakudi Murugan Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, who is worshiped as Lord Shanmuga (a 6-faced god). The idol of the lord is flanked by idols of both his wives, Valli and Deivanai. Apart from the main deity, idols of Shiva, Ganesha, Bhairava, Kulandivappar and the Nav Nakshatras are also present.

At the base of the hill lies a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha and another one dedicated to Murugan (worshipped as Palani Murugan). There are 3 more smaller shrines on the way up to the main temple.

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