Sathuragiri Sundara mahalinga swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sundaramahalinga swamy
  • Santhana mahalinga swamy
  • Anandavalli Amman
  • Lord Vinayaka

Location :

Sathuragiri Sri Sundara Mahalingam temple
Sathuragiri hills (Or) Chaturagiri hills,
Near Srivilliputhur,
Madhurai district-625705
Tamilnadu

Timings :

6:00 AM – 7:00PM

Temple History :

The divine place Sathuragiri is surrounded by four hills, hence its name Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri. Sathuragiri Hills or Chathuragiri otherwise known as ‘ Sundara Mahalingam ‘ is situated 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. The name Sathuragiri came from Chathurvedagiri, where all the four Vedas met and formed the hill. Another meaning is that the whole mountain is in the square in shape so the name Chathuragiri arrived. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God. It is otherwise also called as Mahalingam Hill. Once upon a time, This place is also called as “Siddargal bhumi”. 18 Siddhas were used to live here. abode of god was bending position ..another god calls Santana Mahalingam…up to 4 km Periya Mahalingam statue in the forest. To reach Sathuragiri, pilgrims will have to reach Thaanipaarai via Vathrairuppu. Thaanipaarai is situated at the foothill of the mountains that leads to Sathuragiri hills. Vathrairuppu is Thaanipaarai’s closest town and the distance between the two is between 8-10 km. The nearest Railway Station is located at Srivilliputhur. Madurai and Tenkasi are the other railway stations located close to Sathuragiri.

History: According to the history of this temple.During thousands of years ago, Once Lord Shiva, disguised as a Sivanadiyar (Devotee of Siva) came to the temple and struck in conversation with the priest (Pujari). After some time, both the priest and Lord Siva started to discuss the origins of the temple. The priest replied that the temple is eons old and the land on which the temple is, belongs to a wealthy landlord and he (the priest) takes care of the temple. Hearing this the Sivanadiyar (Lord Siva in the form of a devotee) laughs and claims that the land belongs to him. The priest, knowing that the land belongs to the landlord, starts questioning the motives of the Sivanadiyar. To prove that he is the owner of the land, the Sivanadiyar grants the priest to take how much ever land he wants for the temple.Again not believing the Sivanadiyar, the priest asks the Sivandiyar (Lord Siva) if the land really belongs to you then you must be in a position to clearly specify on how much land should I take. To this, the Sivanadiyar replies that the priest can take how much ever he wants. The priest after thinking for a moment tells the Sivanadiyar that a conch(Shanku) shall be blown & all the land covered by the conch sound would automatically become part of the temple. The Lord agrees to the priests’ condition and offers to blow the conch. The priest not believing the Lord (thinking that the Sivanadiyar might blow weakly), offers to blow the conch himself.

Then the priest blows the conch and the sound travels to a mountain on the north and a small hill on the south. After blowing the priest looks at the Sivandiyar and at that moment the Sivanadiyar vanishes and the Lord appears. Then the Lord blesses the priest and says from now, all the area covered by the conch sound would belong to this temple. This is the origin of the Sathuragiri..

Festivals :

  • Chithirai festival
  • Aani Thirumanjanam
  • Aadi Amavasya
  • Margali Thirumanjanam
  • Thai Amavasya
  • Mahashivaratri
  • Every Pournami day (Monthly)
  • Padosam (Monthly)
  • No Moon day (Monthly)

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Chithirai festival
  • Aani Thirumanjanam
  • Aadi Amavasya
  • Margali Thirumanjanam
  • Thai Amavasya
  • Mahashivaratri
  • Every Pournami day (Monthly)
  • Padosam (Monthly)
  • No Moon day (Monthly)

Nearest Temples Around Sathuragiri Sundara mahalinga swamy Temple :

  • Papanasam – Papanatha temple – 146 km
  • Tenkasi – Kasi Viswanatha temple – 112 km
  • Kadayam – Vilava Vananatha temple – 131 km
  • Cumbum/Kambam – Kambaraya & Kasi viswanatha temple – 129 km
  • Palani – Dandayuthapani temple – 182 km
  • Palani – Idumban temple – 181 km
  • Tiruchunai – Agastheeswarar temple – 125 km
  • Dindigul – Srinivasa perumal temple – 127 km
  • Dindigul – Abhirami temple – 127 km
  • Srivilliputhur – Vaidyanathar temple – 32 km
  • Srivilliputhur – Nachyar /Andal temple – 33 km
  • Uthamapalayam – Thirukalatheeswarar kovil – 119 km
  • Chinnamanur – Sivakami amman Udanuraipula Nandeeswarar temple – 100 km
  • Sankara kovil – Sankaranarayan temple – 75 km
  • Madhurai – Madana gopala temple – 75 km
  • Tirunelveli – Nelliappar temple – 131 km
  • Madhurai – Meenakshi Amman temple – 79 km
  • Madhurai – Thiruparakundram Murugan temple – 70 km
  • Alagar Kovil – Kallalagar temple – 106 km
  • Thiruvedagam – Edaganatheswarar temple – 74 km
  • Pillayarpatti – Karpaga vinayagar temple – 150 km
  • Madhurai – Dandayuthapani temple – 78 km
  • Kalugumalai – Murugan temple – 110 km
  • Tiruchendur – Subramanya swamy temple – 190 km
  • Manapparai – Nallandavar temple – 185 km
  • Kumily – Mangala devi temple – 162 km
  • Peraiyur – Naganatha temple – 184 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Srivilliputtur – 30 km
  • Rajapalayam – 45 km
  • Sivakasi – 45 km
  • Thirumangalam – 54 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Srivilliputtur – 33 km
  • Sivakasi – 44 km
  • Rajapalayam – 42 km
  • Thirumangalam – 54 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Srivilliputtur – 33 km
  • Sivakasi – 44 km
  • Rajapalayam – 42 km
  • Thirumangalam – 54 km

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