Arulmigu Papanatha Swamy Temple

Temple History

       Due to the heavy crowd of sages at Mount Kailash attending the wedding of Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathy, Earth lost its balance. Lord Shiva called Sage Agasthya to go to Pothigai Hills in the South and to balance the Earth level as his single weight was enough for the purpose equaling the weight of the millions of Rishis at Mount Kailash then.

       On the first day of Chithirai month (falling almost on April 14 each year), Lord granted the Wedding Darshan to Sage Agasthya. Lord Papanasanatha graces the Wedding Darshan behind the sanctum sanctorum as Kalyanasundarar on His bull vehicle. Sage Agasthya and his wife Lopamudra are in the shrine worshipping the Lord.

Pooja Details

       Morning Pooja Time : 6.30 A.M - 1.00 P.M

       Evening Pooja Time : 4.30 P.M - 8.00 P.M

       Last Friday and Special Function days Time will be change to Morning 6.00 A.M to Evening 8.00 P.M

       On the Kalapooja Function days Time will be change to

       Morning 6.30 A.M -1.00 P.M

       Evening 4.30 P.M - 8.00 P.M


       10 day Brahmmotsavam in Chithirai and the Agasthya wedding festival on the first day of the same month (April-May) and Thaipoosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Panguni Month

       Every year Month of pangunai Therthiruvizha and Toppathiruvizha has been celebrate very grantly.

Chitrai Month

       Date of chitrai1 chitrai agasthiar peruman wedding function has been celebrate.

Other Festival

       Margalai urchavam,Navarathiri vizha,kanthar sasti ippasi visu,polathira urchavam,sivarathiri

  • Pooja Name Pooja Time
  • Tiruvanathal 6.30 A.M
  • Sirukalasanthi 7.00 A.M
  • Kalasanthi 8.30 A.M
  • Ucchikalam 11.00 A.M
  • Sayaratchai 6.00 P.M
  • Arthajamam 8.00 P.M
  • Pooja Details Rate
  • Sagasgara Namam Archanai Rs.5.00
  • Thirumana KattanamRs.150.00
  • Special Entry(Normal Days) Rs.5.00
  • Special Entry(Function Days) Rs.10.00
  • mudi kanikkai Rs.10.00
  • panner sadhuthal Rs.1.00
  • Ashtothram Rs.2.00