Thirumayam SatyaMurthy perumal temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord Satyamurthy ,
  • Lord Thirumeyyar ,
  • Ujjeevana Thayar.

Location :

Thirumayam SatyaMurthy perumal temple,
Thirumayam (Town),
Pudukottai district-622507
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 2:00PM.
  • Evening 4:00PM – 9:00PM.

Temple History :

Arulmigu Satyamurthy Perumal Temple is situated on the slope of a hill in Tirumayam in Pudukottai District. Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity in this temple as Sri Satyamurthy Perumal with his consort Sri. Ujjeevana Thayar. The procession deity is Azhagia Meyyar. Sthala Vriksham is Banyan tree, Theertham being Satya Pushkarni.This temple is one of the 108 Divyadesa temples of Lord Perumal. There are two presiding deities in the temple, Lord Sathyamurthy, and Lord Tirumeyyar. Thailakappu is performed on the presiding deity once in 12 years.To promote harmony among the Saivites and the Vaishnavites, two temples including this one were constructed having a common compound wall. The temples are on the slope of Tirumayam hill from a single rock. One cannot go around a single temple but only jointly.Devotees pray for the wedding, child boon. For the child boon, people pray to Ujjeevana Thayar and for all prosperity. Also, those suffering from spells and witchcrafts, nervous debility and mentally affected pray to Thayar. Devotees strongly believe that Thayar will certainly come to their rescue when in troubles.

Lord Perumal praised as Sathyamurthy Perumal graces the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum under the Somachandra Vimana, holding His discus and conch in standing posture. The place is praised as SathyaKshtram after the name of Lord Perumal. Lord TirumMeyyar after whose name the place is named as Tirumayam is in His reclining posture on the Adisesha serpent bed graces from another shrine. It is said that this reclining Perumal is the biggest in India. His eyes are half closed.Perumal is surrounded by Sages and Devas. Lord Brahma appears from His naval chord. Mother Mahalakshmi graces devotees from Lord’s chest. Every sculpture is as beautiful as in Mamallapuram infusing Bhakti and love of art. Lord granted darshan to Sage Sathya Maharshi in this temple. This is a seventh-century temple.Once while Lord was in His YogaNidhra on Adishesha – pretending to be asleep – two demons Madhu and Kaidaba came there to abduct Mother Mahalakshmi and Mother Bhoodevi. Afraid of them Mahalakshmi hid in Lord’s chest and Bhoodevi at His feet. Unwilling to disturb the sleep ofPerumal, Adisesha spits his venom from his tongues and drove the demons away. Adishesha was afraid that he acted without the permission of Lord. Lord said that he did only good and appreciated his action. To prove this event, Adisesha appears in a shrinking posture, says the Sthala Purana – local history.

Festivals :

  • Vaikasi poornima (May – Jun).
  • Aadi pooram (July – Aug).
  • Avani KrishnaJayanthi (Aug – Sep).
  • Deevali.
  • Pongal.

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Vishvaruba pooja ,
  • Sirukala Shanthi pooja ,
  • KalaShanthi Pooja ,
  • Uchikala pooja ,
  • Sayaraksha ,
  • Artha Jamam pooja ,
  • Archanai ,
  • Abhishegam.

Nearest Temples Around Thirumayam SatyaMurthy perumal temple :

  • Peraiyur – Naganatha swamy temple – 15 km
  • Narthamalai – Muthumariyamman temple – 33km
  • (Avudaiyarkoil)Aranthangi – Atmanathar/Tirupperunthurai temple – 50km
  • Swamimalai – Swaminatha temple – 118km
  • Thirunageswaram – Oppliappan swamy temple – 132km
  • Thirukarukavur – Garbaratchambigai temple – 104km
  • Thirunageswaram – Naganatha swamy temple – 132km
  • Srirangam – Ranganatha swamy 77km
  • Trichy – Jambukeswarar&Akilandeswari 74km
  • Tirupattur – Brahmapureeswarar temple – 99km
  • Manappari – Nallandavar temple – 73km
  • Palani – Dandayuthapani temple – 186km
  • Palani – Idumban temple – 186km
  • Thiruchunai – Akastheeswarar temple – 61km
  • Dindigul – Kalahastheeswarar temple – 107km
  • Dindigul – Srinivasa Perumal temple – 108km
  • Karur – Pasupateeswarar temple – 149km
  • Devarmalai – Kadir Narasinga perumal temple – 112km
  • Thanthondrimalai – Venkataramana swamy temple – 138km
  • Kulithalai – Kadamba vaneswarar temple – 108km
  • Madhurai – Meenakshi temple – 7okm
  • Madhurai – Subramany/Thiruparakundram Murugam temple – 109km
  • Madhurai – Madangopala temple – 92kn
  • Madhurai – Dandayuthapani temple – 92km
  • Sathuragiri – Sundara Mahalinga swamy temple – 180km
  • Tiruvedagam – Edaganatha temple – 108km
  • A.Valayapatti – Azhagar/Alagarkoil/Kallalagar temple – 75km
  • Pillayarpatti – Karpaga Vinayagar temple – 25km
  • Rameswaram – Ramanatha swamy temple – 163km
  • Tiruvarur – Seshapureeswarar temple – 154km
  • Tiruvarur – Thyagaraja swamy temple – 139km
  • Thiruthangoor – (Vellimalainathar)Periyanayaki temple – 138km
  • Thirukollikadu – Pongu Saneeswarar temple – 135km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Thirumayam – 1km
  • Karaikudi – 22km
  • Pudukottai – 18km
  • Aranthangi – 37km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Thirumayam – 1km
  • Chettinad – 11km
  • Pudukottai – 18km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 278km
  • Chennai – 375km
  • Madhurai – 116km
  • Tirupati – 491km

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