Virudhunagar Sri Chokkanatha swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Chokkanatha swamy
  • Sakthi amman
  • Lord Subramanya
  • Lord Vinayaka
  • Lord Ayyappa

Location :

Virudhunagar Chokkanatha swamy temple
Melaratha Street,
Shivankoil street,
Sivagami Puram,Virudhu nagar(City),
Viridhunagar district-626001
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

6:00 AM – 8:30PM

Temple History :

Arulmigu Chokkanatha Swamy Temple is one of the ancient temples of Virudhunagar District. Lord Shiva is the presciding deity of this temple. The temple is one of the oldest structures (above 700 years) in Thoothukudi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Arulmigu Chokkanathaswamy and Divine Mother Shakti Amman.

People believe “Lord Shiva” and pray to him, they get rid of all their problems, after praying to this god. The famous about Arulmigu Chokkanathaswamy Temple is “Prathosam Pooja” which is famous among the Virudhunagar region.The main festival Arulmigu Chokkanathaswamy Temple is at month of Chitra & Tamil New Year which is most famous among the Virudhunagar region.

Arulmigu Chokkanathaswamy (mulavar) was worshiped by Sage Kaasiyappar,Sage Gowthamar,Sage Barathvajar and Athiri are some more who workshipped here. As Chokkanathaswamy dissolved himself with the Lord, the Linga.So People favourite deity Chokkanathaswamy in the temple.

Festivals :

  • Chithirai
  • Aadi (Tamil month)
  • Avani
  • Aippasi
  • Karthikai
  • Margazhi
  • Thai
  • Masi
  • Panguni
  • (Month festival) Shasti
  • (Month festival)Kiruthigai
  • (Month festival)Prothosham

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Thiruvanathal pooja – 6:00AM
  • Kalasanathi pooja – 8:00AM
  • Uchikalam pooja – 11:00AM
  • Sayaratchai pooja – 5:00PM
  • Arthajamam pooja – 8:30PM
  • Archanai - 5
  • Vehicle pooja(Cycle) - 3
  • Marriage Application - 1000
  • Vehicle pooja(Car,jeep,van) - 10

Nearest Temples Around Virudhunagar Sri Chokkanatha swamy Temple :

  • Papanasam – Papanatha swamy temple – 155 km
  • Tenkasi – Kasi Viswanatha swamy temple – 125 km
  • Kadayam – Vilava Vananatha swamy temple – 138 km
  • Courtrallam – Kutranathar temple – 128 km
  • Srivilliputhur – Vaidyanathar temple – 44 km
  • Srivilliputhur – Nachyar /Andal temple – 43 km
  • Seithur – Thirukanneswarar temple – 65 km
  • Sathuragiri – Sundaramahalingam temple – 42 km
  • Ilanji – Tiruvailanji Kumarar temple – 126 km
  • Uthamapalayam – Thirukalatheeswarar kovil – 126 km
  • Chinnamanur – Sivakami amman Udanuraipula Nandeeswarar temple – 119 km
  • Rameswaram – Ramalingeswara swamy temple – 175 km
  • Kovilpatti – Poovanathar temple – 51 km
  • Sankarankovil – Sankaranarayan temple – 83 km
  • Tirunelveli – Nelliappar 108 km
  • Cumbam – Kambaraya & Kasi viswanatha temple – 135 km
  • Madhurai – Meenakshi Amman temple – 54 km
  • Madhurai – Thiruparakundram Murugan temple – 44 km
  • A.valayapatti – Azhagar Kovil – 81 km
  • Thiruvedagam – Edaganatheswarar temple – 58 km
  • Pillayarpatti – Karpaga vinayagar temple – 126 km
  • Madhurai – Madanagopala temple – 51 km
  • Madhurai – Dandayuthapani temple – 54 km
  • Kalugumalai – Murugan temple – 69 km
  • Tiruchendur – Subramanya swamy temple – 148 km
  • Thoothukudi – Sankara rameswara temple – 105 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Virudhunagar – 5 km
  • Aruppukottai – 19 km
  • T.Kallupatti – 29 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Virudhunagar – 2 km
  • Kalligudi Rail – 17 km
  • Aruppukottai – 20 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Madhurai – 49 km
  • Coimbatore – 248 km
  • Chennai – 494 km
  • Trivendram – 244 km
  • cochin – 267 km

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