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Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Sundareswarar
  Urchavar: Sekkizhar
  Amman / Thayar: Meenakshi
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Devakottai
  District: Sivaganga
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Sekkizhar Guru Pooja with abishek and aaradanas are devotionally celebrated on Vaikasi Poora star day (May-June) when the Guru is taken in procession on a silver elephant. 10 day Chithirai festival in April-May is celebrated in which Mother Parvathi feeds sage Tirugnanasambandar. This is a very important event during this festival.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Though a Shiva temple, considering the importance to Sekkizhar, the author of the Epic Periapuranam telling the stories of Shiva devotees venerated as Nayanmars, the temple is called “Sekkizhar Temple”.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, (Sekkizhar Temple), Devakottai, Sivaganga.  
   
Phone:
   
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 General Information:
     
 

Mother Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswara are depicted separately in the two Rajagopuras (main towers) in the temples.  There are shrines for Nardana Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodhbava,Somaskandar, Maragatha Vinayaka, Viswanatha Visalakshi, Baladandayuthapani, Subramanyar, Mahalakshmi, Brahmma, Vishnu Durga, Chandeswara, Chandeswari, Nataraja, Navagragas (9 planets), and Kannimoolai Vinayaka.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage talks and for child boon.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek, archanas and offer vastras to Lord and Mother. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Periapuranam, celebrated epic on the lives of Shiva devotees is venerated as the Bible of Saivism authored by the inspired poet Sekkizhar.  A Tamil scholar Vanthondar wanted to build a temple for Sekiizhar.  The basic philosophy of Shiva worship is service to Shiva devotees.  Vanthondar, a Shiva devotee wanted to construct a temple to another Shiva devotee Sekkizhar.  But due to circumstances, it became a Shiva temple.  Yet Sekkizhar is made the procession deity of the temple.   Also there is a big temple bell in which it is inscribed “Sekkizhar Koil Mani – Sekkizhar temple bell”.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

A Tamil scholar Vanthondar held Sekkizhar in high esteem who wrote the great epic on the 63 Shiva devotees named Thiruthondar Puranam or Peria Puranam.  He wanted to write a book in praise of Sekkizhar and expressed his desire to Sundaram Pillai, author of Manonmaniam.  Sundaram Pillai fulfilled the desire of Vanthondar and also decided to build a temple for Sekkizhar.  But, due to some circumstances, the details of which are not now available, the temple was built for Lord Shiva.  Lord Sundareswarar and Mother Meenakshi were installed in the sanctum sanctorum.  A separate shrine was also built for Sekkizhar.

 
     
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