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Sri Ratnagiriswarar temple

Moolavar : Ratnagiriswarar ? Manicka Vannar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Vanduvar Kuzhali
Thala Virutcham : Vazhai (Plantain) - Marugal
Theertham : Lakshmi ? Manicka Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Nna
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Marugal
City : Marugal
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnana Sambandar. This is the 80th Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Thevaram hymns.


   The most important festival of the temple is the 10 day Chithirai Brahmmotsavam with procession of Lord twice each day in the morning and evening, wedding festival of a Chetty youth and a Chetty girl on the seventh day and theerthavari on the final 10th day in April-May; the second important festival being the Varalakshmi puja when Lord Varadaraja Perumal and Mother Mahalakshmi come in procession on the Kamal-Lotus vahan, offering Theertham Prasad in Avani-August-September; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July are the festivals grandly celebrated in the temple. Every first day of the Tamil month is a festival day. The devotee crowd is huge these days. There will be special pujas on Deepavali in October-November, Pongal-Makar Sankranti in January and both Tamil and English New Year days.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Ratnagiriswarar Temple, Tirumarugal ? 609 702. Nagapattinam district.


   91 4366 270 823

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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