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Sri Mayilerum Perumal Sastha temple
 
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Moolavar: Mayilerum Perumal Sastha
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Pathalakanniamman
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Srivaikundam
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Panguni Uthiram in March-April, annual abishek and poornima puja festivals, Karthikai Deepam in November-December, Chithirai Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14, Thai Pongal occurring almost on January 14 or a day before or after, and days related to Dharma Sastha and Amman are celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Presiding deity Mayilerum Perumal Sastha graces as Lord Muruga in the sanctum sanctorum.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Mayilerum Perumal Sastha Temple, Srivaikundam -628 601, Thoothukudi district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 93642 36976, 98941 07945 
    
 General Information:
     
 

There are idols of Lord Vinayaka, Nagaraja, Veerabadrar, Perumal wearing corpse garland, Nallamadasami, in the temple.  The temple is under the management of Senaithalaivar community.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in wedding matters.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees carry milk pots, do tonsuring, ear boring etc. in the temple 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Mayilerum Perumal Sastha in the sanctum sanctorum graces as Lord Muruga with vahans as peacock, elephant, horse and dogs.  As Lord Muruga appears as Sastha, Sudalai (probably a guardian deity) also is in the temple.  The reason behind Sastha-Murugan form is not clearly known.

 

There are some verses devotionally chanted by the devotees;

 

Oh! Mayilerum Perumal, please protect your subjects

You are in sweet environment with nightingale singing

On the palm trees in Varadarajapuram village irrigated

By Srivaikundam canals, you are on the north

Bless us with a determined mind on you.

 

You are among the dancing ferrtile fields

Nalangudi Perumal, we prostrate at your feet.

 

Those facing obstacles in marriage proposals perform pujas to Swami and Padala Kanni Amman and distribute fruits to visiting devotees.  They also carry milk pots, do tonsuring and ear boring in the temple.  People believe that Mayilerum Perumal is their constant custodian helping in fulfilling their wishes.   Water is fetched from the canal of Tambirabarani river for abishek to Padala Kanni Amman on Panguni Uthiram festival day.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Kanni Amman was the only sister of seven brothers then living in Nalangudi in Srivaikundam.  It was under the British rule.  A white officer wanted to marry Kanniamman who was very beautiful.  The brothers, naturally did not accept to the proposal and also understood the consequences of their refusal to the proposal.  To avoid political action, the brothers dug a deep pit near the Nalangudi Sastha Temple, and buried their sister alive and built a temple in the name of Padala Kanni Aamman, began conducting pujas which is being continued even today.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Presiding deity Mayilerum Perumal Sastha graces as Lord Muruga in the sanctum sanctorum.
 
     
 
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