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Sri Arangulanathar temple

Moolavar : Arangulanathar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Brahadhambal
Thala Virutcham : Porpanai (Golden palm tree)
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Thiruvarangulam
District : Pudukkottai
State : Tamil Nadu




   Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and 10 day Aadi Pooram festival with a car festival on the 9th day in July-August are celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva is a swayambumurthi in the temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


   Sri Arangulanathar Temple, Tiruvarangulam, Pudukkottai district.


   91-98651 56430, 90478 19574, 99652 11768

General Information:

   Lord Dakshinamurti in the prakara of the temple graces with a Veena on His hands considered a very sacred musical instrument in India. The prakara is called 100 pillars Mandap. There is also wooden carving of a soldier on a horse believed to be one who lived in this place. This is a very suitable place for meditation. There are more monkeys here pleasing children with their funny mischief.


   Devotees pray for happy wedding, child boon and progress in education.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with Vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The presiding deity of the temple is Arangulanathar. There was a staunch woman Shiva devotee, Perianayaki by name. While she went to the temple with her parents, she suddenly disappeared. A voice was heard that she had joined Lord Shiva. Nagarathar community people regarded her as Ambica and raised a separate shrine for her. From the very appearance, it could be concluded that this shrine was constructed in later days. The idol of Lord Nataraja is very beautiful. The blue print (Padimam) is in the National Museum, Delhi. The Rajagopuram ? Main Tower ? was built during the Pandya period blessing the devotees. Worshipping Tiruchitrambalam Udayar in the temple is equal to worshipping Lord Viswanatha in Kasi. All the 12 Zodiac signs ? Rasis - with their relative Devadas-deities are drawn with herbal colours on the roof of the Vasantha Mandapam.

Temple History:

   Tiruvarangulam was once a jungle where a hunter was residing with his wife. One day, while on her searching for food, she lost the track and was struggling to find her way. A sage saw her and took to her husband. Seeing them in poverty, he created a golden palm tree without their knowledge and went away. The tree yielded one fruit a day which he sold to a trader in the place. The trader gave him a little money though the fruit was priceless. The hunter sold 4,420 palm fruits to the trader. He managed with the small income to maintain himself and his wife. On seeing that the trader has amassed huge wealth, the hunter demanded his due share which the trader refused. The hunter complained to the king. The king was surprised and sent his men to find the tree. There was no tree but only a Shivalinga. The trader understood that the hunter was blessed with the golden palm tree. He sold 1,420 fruits and built this temple with the proceeds. He locked the remaining 3000 fruits in a room. People of the place believe that these fruits are still buried somewhere in the place.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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