Sadasivamurthy Temple, Puliarai, Tirunelveli

Sri Sadasivamurthy temple is positioned in the sacred village named Puliarai, in the district of Tirunelveli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Sadasivamurthy (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Sivakami. The festival deity is Sadasivam.

The holy tree of this temple is Tamarind tree. The holy water of this temple is Jadamagudam. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this sacred place is Puliarai.

The most important festivals of this temple 10 day main festival in Thai (January-February), Shivarathri in February-March, Jupiter and Saturn transit days, Navarathri in September-October, Deepavalli, Aadi Pooram in July-August, Pongal,Navarathri, Masi month,  New Year day according to Georgian calendar and Tamil traditional calendar, Amavasya, pournima, Navarathri, Vaikunta Ekadashi and in September October are celebrated grandly in the temple.

It is to be noted that the temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for devotees and pilgrims.   The temple remains open for devotees and pilgrims from early morning to mid- noon and later in the late evening to dusk even on festive and auspicious days. It is to be remembered that the Lord is facing towards the east.  The temple’s Specialty is that the Lord is Swayambumurthy in the temple. Even thanks giving pujas are conducted in this temple wholeheartedly by the devotees and pilgrims. According to the local legends, “Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. While Lord Dakshinamurthy has His place in the southern corridor in Shiva temples, He is in between the presiding deity and the Nandhi at the entrance of the temple.”

Address: Sri Sadasivamurthy Temple, Puliarai, Tirunelveli district. Tamil Nadu

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