|Location of the temple||Tiruppoonturuthi|
|Lord Shiva known as||Pushpavana Nathar|
|Female deity known as||Sauntharya Nayagi, Azhagaalamarndha Nayagi|
|How to reach||Tiruppoonturuthi is located 3 Kms to the west of Tirukkandiyur and at a distance of less than 2 Kms. from Tiruvaalampozhil. Nearest town is Tiruvaiyaru. Town bus services are available from Tiruvaiyaru to go to Tiruppoonturuthi.|
Map showing location of Tiruppoonthuruthi temple from Thrivaiyaru
Map courtesy by: Google Maps
The deities at Tirupoonthuruthi are Pushpavaneswarar and Soundaryanayaki. The temple has a number of Nandis, staring from the outer pragaram to the sanctum, and all them, are slightly displaced from the centre. It is believed that they moved so that Shiva could see the approach of Sambandhar, one of the saivite saints.
Another interesting thing about this place is that there are seven gopurams in all, and all of them can be seen from one particular point on the outer pragaram.
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