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Sri Vaigalnathar temple

Moolavar : Vaigalnathar (Shenbaga Aranyeswarar)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Kombial Kothai (Shaka Komalavalli)
Thala Virutcham : Shenbagam
Theertham : Shenbaga theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Vaigal Madakoil
City : Tiruvaigal
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Thevaram and Tiruvasagam hymns of saints Appar, Sambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar. This is the 33rd Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in the hymns.


   Maha Shivrathri in February-March; Purattasi Navarathri in September-October; Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November; and all important festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva are celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Vaigalnathar Temple, Vaigal Madakoil, Aduthurai-612 101, Nagapattinam district.


   91- 435 - 246 5616

General Information:

   Though highly praised in the hymns of saints, presently the temple is in a bad and dilapidated condition. There is no safety or any facility needed for even an average maintenance. A devoted Sivacharya is doing a one time puja with difficulty. The devotees have to come forward to renovate and restore the glory of the temple.


   Lord grants every wish of His devotee.

Thanks giving:

   The devotee may offer what he/she could to continue the pujas.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is one of the Mada temples built by Kochengannan. As the three eyes of Lord Shiva, the place has three Shiva temples. The right eye of the Lord is Viswanatha-Visalakshi temple, the second left is with Lord Brahammapureeswarar with Mother Perianayaki and the third forehead is for Lord Vaigalnathar with Mother Kombial Kothai. Lord Brahmma, Lord Vishnu, Mother Mahalakshmi and Sage Agasthya had worshipped in this temple.

Temple History:

   Mother Earth ?Bhoomidevi prayed to Lord Maha Vishnu to marry her which Lord obliged and had Her as His consort. This was not acceptable to Mother Mahalakshmi and left the Lord. She came to this Shenbagavanam and took on a severe penance to get back her Lord. Lord Vishnu and Bhoomidevi came in search of Mahalakshmi. Brahamma followed in search of Lord Vishnu. They found Mother Mahalakshmi here and prayed to Lord Shiva. By the grace of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu had both Lakshmi and Bhoodevi as His consorts.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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