Sri Chokkanathar Temple, Thirumangalam

Sri Chokkanathar temple is based in the settlement area cited as Thirumangalam, in the district of Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Chokkanathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Meenakashi Ambal.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Akash Ganga. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Karanagama. This temple is just 500-100 years old in this region. The historical name of this village is Tirumangalya Puram.

The chief festivals of this shrine are Chithirai wedding festival in April-May; Margazhi Tiruvadhirai (December-January), Masi Maga and Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Iypasi Annabishekam (October-November), Theerthavari in Masi full moon day, Deepavalli, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, New Year days, Pongal and Masi month special days.

A huge number of devotees and pilgrims pray to this Lord for education, the removal of obstacles marriage affairs, happy and prosperous professional and personal life etc.

The shrine is usually open in the morning hours and evening hours only but during the festivals and auspicious days, is opened for long hours. It is to be highly noted that a devotee who prays to this particular Lord and Mother in order to get immediately blessed with job opportunities, career growth and children.

The main deities of this temple in the prakara are Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts Valli and Deivanai on peacock vahan, Mangala Dakshinamurthi, Kasi Viswanathar, Nagar, Sri Anjaneya facing west, Sun with Usha and Chayadevi, and Mother Ashtabuja Durga.

Address: Sri Chokkanathar Temple, Tirumangalam-625 706, Madurai district. Tamil Nadu

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