Sri Swarnapureeswar temple is located in the village named Therku Poigainallur, in the district of Nagapattinam, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Swarnapureeswar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Perianayaki.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Sivagangai. 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 Therku Poigainallur. Shivarathri is the main festival of this temple.
According to the local legends, “As the temple is in a forest area, it is believed that a snake guards the temple. Devotees believe that a snake is lying in front of the temple and it disappears when it hears the bell sound when the priest opens the doors. Hence, those afflicted with Rahu-Ketu aspects, worship Mother and believe that they will be married with a suitable match soon.”
The shrine is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the Hindus. Other deities of this particular temple are the guardian deity Chelliamman, Lord Vinayaka plus Lord Muruga with Valli and Deivanai in the sanctum sanctorum. Women and girls pray to Mother Chelliamman seeking immediate wedding boon and others pray and worship for immediate relief from Rahu-Ketu (serpent planets) serious aspects of the planets. On the other hand, on realizing their desires and wishes, devotees and pilgrims offer Mangal Sutra to Goddess and light lamps made of rice flour paste made with ghee called Mavilakku.
Address: Swarnapureeswarar Temple,Therku Poigainallur, Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu.