Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pushpavana Nathar Temple, Tiruppoonturuthi

Location of the templeTiruppoonturuthi
Lord Shiva known asPushpavana Nathar
Female deity known asSauntharya Nayagi, Azhagaalamarndha Nayagi
PathigamThirunavukarasar, Sambandar
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.
Location mapThirupoonthuruthi map
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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