Jeyankondanathar Temple, Mannargudi

Sri Jeyankondanathar temple is located in the outskirt village mentioned as Mannargudi, in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The chief deity of this temple is Jeyankondanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is none. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this special spot is Mannargudi.

The festivals of this temple are  Deepavalli, 10 day Panguni Surya puja in March-April, Pongal, New Year day, Aipasi Annabhishekam in October-November,  Masi Ratha Sapthami in February-March, Sankranti, all the days of Ekadashi, Jalabhiseka, Shivrathri in February-March, feeding of Saint Gnanasambandar by Mother Parvathi in the month of Purattasi – September-October, Akshaya Thrithiya, Arudra Darshan or Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January and Kartika Purnima are celebrated with much dedication and devotion in the temple.

The shrine remains open for devotees and pilgrims from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. In the temple, Lord Shiva is Swayambumurthi who graces the devotees and pilgrims. According to the local legends, this ancient temple was located in a forest area during those days but now the forest doesn’t exist now plus it is a human settlement area now with many hamlets. There is good access by roadways to this shrine from all the nearest towns and the district headquarters for the devotees and pilgrims.

Address- Sri Jeyankondanathar temple, Mannargudi, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

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