Friday Jun 14, 2024

Sivarampet Sivalingeswarar Temple, Tirunelveli

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Sivarampet Sivalingeswarar Temple, Tirunelveli

Sivarampet, Tenkasi Circle,

Tirunelveli District,

Tamil Nadu – 627804.

Moolavar

Sivalingeswarar

Amman

Ulaganayaki 

Introduction             

Sivalingeswarar Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva, Located in the Sivarampet village, Tenkasi circle, Tirunelveli district, Tamilnadu.  Here the presiding deity is called as Sivalingeshwarar and Mother is called as Ulaganayaki. History has it that, when King Parakrama Pandian built the Tenkasi Kasi Vishwanathar Temple, he also built the world-famous Sivalingeswarar Temple at nearby Sivarampet. Just in front of the temple, there are Nagar idols under a tree, in a separate sanctum adjacent to it; there is a Sivalingeswarar near the True Ganesha.

Puranic Significance 

The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old.  The temple has two prakaras. Lord Nandi in the Mahamandapam. It is rare for him to see Krishna on the right and Murugan on the left in a solitary setting. In the Ardha Mandapam, on one side is a statue of Ganesha and on the other side there is a statue of Kajalakshmi.

Sri Sivalingeswarar gives blessings in the sanctum sanctorum. To the left of him is a graceful view of Ambika in separate sanctum. Nandi is in front of Ambika. There are shrines of Ganesha Valli Deivanai Sametha Subramanian and Chandikeswarar in Prakaram. The Anjaneyar is a sculpture on the wall in the interior. The Kalabhairavar is located in the south-facing sanctuary. The Nagar idol is enshrined under an arch tree in the outer courtyard.

This ancient temple with its stone-carved, stone walls and ruined walls is in a state of disrepair over time. The village elders came together and started the renovation. All the work was completed and the Kumbabhishekam was held on 1.09.2013.

Special Features

On the day of Maha Shivaratri in the month of Masi, when the four-day puja is over and the next day dawns, the rays of the sun come and go from the bottom to the top of Lord Sivalingeswarar and continue for a long time as the sun-worshiping Shiva.

Once upon a time, the people of the village brought eleven jugs of water to the Ganesha in the temple and prayed for anointing for rain. It has been raining for the last 2 days.

Festivals

Chitra Poornima in April-May; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aadi Pooram in July-August; Vinayaka Chathurthi in August-September; Navarathri in September-October; Maha Shivrathri in February-March.

Century/Period

1000 years old.

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE)

Nearest Bus Station

Sivarampet

Nearest Railway Station

Tenkasi

Nearest Airport

Thoothukudi

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