Sri Muktheeswarar temple is positioned in the sub-town mentioned as Theppakulam, in the district of Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The presiding deity of this temple is Muktheeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Maragathavalli. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Vaigai.
The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Sivagama. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Theppakulam.
The main festivals of this temple are Navarathri (9 days festival) in Purattasi – September-October, Masi (February-March), Adipooram and Krithika month Mondays with Sandal paste bathing, Margazhi (December-January), in Purattasi month (September-October) three time puja is conducted in the shrine daily, Thiruvadhirai in Margazhi-December-January, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahashivarathri in Febraury-March, Fridays in the months of Adi-July-August and Thai-January-February, Deepavalli, Pradosha days (13th day from the New Moon or Full Moon days) each month, English and Tamil New Year days and pondal. Special pujas and rituals are conducted on Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar.
It is the most important temple in this region and south India. It is listed among the most sought after ancient temples in south India. Lord in the temple is a swayambumurthy shines. As a Swyambu Linga Murthy, Lord Shiva graces in the temple. Other deities of this temple are Mother Ambica, Lord Vinayaka, Mother Brahmmandeswari, Varasiddhi Vinayaka and Lord Brahmmandeswarar.
The temple is widely opened for Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Address: Sri Muktheeswarar Temple, Theppakulam – 625 009, Madurai Dist. Tamil Nadu