Sri Dhakshinamoorthy temple is located in the hill named Pattamangalam, in the district of Sivaganga, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Sivan (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is well theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Pattamangalam.
The main festivals of this temple are Thai New Moon day in January-February; Masi Shivrathri in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Deepavalli, Pongal, Amavasya, New Year day as per the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Vaikunta Ekadashi, and other festivals related to Lord Shiva. These festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charisma in this particular temple. Local people plus devotees cooperation and pilgrims of far and near visit this temple as most sought after temple in the district.
Special pujas and rituals are performed in this shrine on all Tuesdays and Sundays that is dedicated to Lord. The temple is open for all the Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 and later in the evening at 4.00 pm to 7.00 p.m. Even special pujas and rituals are performed on Shivarathri day. With special pujas and aradhanas, Pradosha, Kruthika and new moon days are observed. On Thaipoosam in October-November, on Aipasi Poornima day and Annabishekam is performed in January-February respectively.
It is the most sought after temple in this district. During the whole night of Maha Shivrathri, Bajans are sung in the temple in March-April.
Address – Sri Dhakshinamoorthy temple, Pattamangalam, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu