Sri Elathur Madhunathagaswami temple is located in the popular village mentioned as Elathur, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The important deity of this temple is Madhunadhagaswami (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Tamarind tree. The holy water of this temple is Hanuman River. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karana Agama. This temple is about 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this ancient town is Elaithur.
The festivals of this shrine are Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October), Shivarathri in February-March, Kumarasashti, Tiruvadhirai in Margazhi (December-January), Tirukarthikai in November-December, a festival for Mother Aram Valartha Nayaki (Mother who fostered Dharma) on the Uthiram star day in Thai (January-February), Deepavalli, New Year days according to the English calendar and Tamil Calendar and pongal. During the important religious days and auspicious days, the shrine remains open for long hours. It is most sought after temple in this district. The temple remains open for all the Hindus who are devotees and pilgrims from early morning hours to late mid-noon and later in the evening hours to dusk.
It is the most sought after temple belong to the ancient temple category. The temple is open for all the devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. According to the local legends, “There is also a temple here for Lord Vishnu – Sundaraja Perumal – as the Kallazhagar temple in Madurai. The Lord graces with His consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. Only Sri Garudazhvar and Viswaksena grace along with Perumal. The temple is in a calm environment, quite suitable for meditation.”
Address – Sri Elathur Madhunathagaswami temple, Elathur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu