Saturday, October 16, 2021

Kaalaiappar Temple, Tirukkaanapper (Kaalayar Kovil)

Location of the templeTirukkanapper (Kaalayar Kovil), near Sivagangai
Lord Shiva known asKaaleeswarar, Someswarar, Sundareswarar
Female deity known asSwarnambikai, Soundara Nayagi, Meenakshi
PathigamSambandar - 1
Sundarar - 1
How to reach This temple at Kalayarkovil is located 20 Kms from Sivagangai on the Sivagangai - Thondi road and is about 37 Kms. from Karaikudi. The railway station at Sivagangai is on the Karaikudi - Manamadurai section of the Southern Railway. Bus facilities from Madurai, Sivagangai, Karaikudi, Thiruvadanai and Devakottai are available to go to Kaalayar Kovil.
Temple addressArulmighu Kaaleeswarar Temple
Kaalayar Kovil
Kaalayar Kovil Post
Sivagangai District
PIN 613202
Tiruvadanai map
Map showing location of Kalayarkovil
Map courtesy by: Google Maps:

Temple: There are 3 separate shrines for both the male and female deities at this sivasthalam. Stone inscriptions from the periods of Maravarman Kulasekara Pandian I, Jadavarma Sundara Pandian II, Veerapandian and Vanaathirayan are found in this temple. The credit for expansion and renovation of this temple goes to king Maruthupandian.

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