Friday, October 15, 2021

Rathnagirinathar Temple, Tiruvaatpokki

Location of the templeTiruvaatpokki
Lord Shiva known asRathnagirinathar, Vaatpokki Nathar, Sokkar
Female deity known asSurumbarkuzhali
PathigamThirunavukarasar - 1
How to reach This sivasthalam temple is located at Ratnagiri near Kulittalai. Kulittalai railway station is located on the Karur - Tiruchirapalli section of the Southern Railway. Bus services from Tiruchy, Erode and Karur are available to go to Kulittali
Location mapTiruvatpokki map
Map showing location of Tiruvatpokki temple from Kulitthalai
Map courtesy by: Google Maps

Temple: The Vaatpokki Nathar temple is situated on a hillock reached by a flight of 1000 steps. The shrine of Lord Shiva faces west and the shrine of female deity faces east. Thus it can be seen that the main male and female deities face each other. It is considered very auspicious to visit three Shivasthalams (Kadambar Kovil in the morning, Tiruvaatpokki (Ratnagiri) at noon and Tiruveengoimalai in the evening) on Mondays during the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is also believed that Lord Shiva here is worshipped by lightening once in 12 years.

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