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Sri Viswanathar temple



Moolavar : Viswanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Visalakshi
Thala Virutcham : Rudraksha tree
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Sattur
District : NA
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and all poornima days (full moon days) are devotionally celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   On the Tiruvadhirai day, Lord Nataraja and a mirror before him is placed. Early in the morning, after pujas, Aarati is shown to Shiva, Nataraja and the Bimba in the mirror simultaneously to emphasize the truth that the Lord has a form, also formless and is in a form not recognizable ? Uru (form), Arupa (formless) and Aruvuru (an incomplete form).


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. On Fridays the temple is open till 12.30 p.m. in the morning hours.


Address:

   Sri Viswanathar Temple, Sattur ? 626 203, Virudhunagar district.


Phone:

   91 4562- 299 800, 94865 11699


General Information:

   On Tiruvadhirai festival day, the Aarati is offered to Lord Shiva with a design so arranged to emphasize the truth of Rupa, Arupa and Aruvuru by keeping Lord Nataraja before Lord Shiva with a mirror.??Eight forms of Mother Mahalakshmi ? Ashtalakshmis ? are carved in front of the temple.??Rudraksha is the sacred tree of the temple.


Prayers:

   Those facing problems after wedding, perform abishek with milk to Nagar at the entrance of the temple.


Thanks giving:

   Sooner relieved from the doshas, devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Muni Agasthya has a separate shrine in the temple remembering his visit to south to balance the plain level. Special pujas are offered to the sage in the evening of Poornima-full moon day. A puja is performed to Mother Durga on the last Friday of Thai month (January-February) called Sumangali puja for the welfare of married women. Yellow thread, turmeric, bangles and articles of auspicious signs are offered to them as Prasad. There is also a separate shrine for Sri Anjaneya. There is a temple for Badrakali Amman separately left of Lord Shiva shrine. There is a small Nagar (serpent) idol in the temple at the entrance of the temple. Couples facing problems of misunderstanding perform abishek to Nagar for reconciliation. Special pujas are performed to Sri Mahasaraswathi in the temple with chanting of Sakalavalli Malai authored by Saint Kumaraguruparar for students for their progress in education besides a special Srividya Homa in day annually. Mother Saraswathi is taken in procession around the temple. Students will be offered writing materials then.


Temple History:

   There was a temple here for Lord Vinayaka many years ago.??Later devotees raised a temple here for Lord Viswanatha and Mother Visalakshi and also for Sri Badrakaliamman.??Idols were also made for Sun and Moon seated in a car drawn by seven horses installed on both sides of the main tower ? Rajagopuram.??Pujas are performed to Sun in the morning and to moon in the evening.??This is being continued.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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