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Sri Aiyappan temple
Moolavar: Aiyappan
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Ramanathapuram
  District: Ramanathapuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Annual abishek festival (Varushabishekam) in Vaikasi (May-June), Vijayadasami in Purattasi (September-October) and Deepavali in Aipasi (October-November) are the festivals celebrated in the temple,  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Aiyappan gracing in the temple is a Panchalokamurthy.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 pm. To 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Aiyappan Temple, Ramanathapuram, Ramanathapuram district – 623 504.  
  +91- 4567- 222 155, 224 140, 94432 35170,94421 33824 
 General Information:

The shrine for Kannimoola Ganapathy is right to the presiding deity and the shrine for Maligaipurathu Amman is on the left. There are 18 steps before the sanctum sanctorum. There are Kaduthasami, Karuppannasamy and Karuppayee near the steps as guardian deities. There is no flag post (Kodimaram) or Balipeeta in the in the temple. There are two tiger vahans in front of the sanctum sanctorum.


Women facing problems in their marriage proposals offer turmeric powder and clothes to Maligaipurathu Amman and use the cloth tailoring then for their own use.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their aims, the devotees perform abishek and vastras to the Lord. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

There are different forms of Lord Aiyappa on the ground floor wall. There is Swami Aiyappa showing a family tradition as in Ariyangavu, a form with both legs folded, holding fire (Agni) in the right hand and one wearing the yoga mudra and Poorna Pushkala. On the left, is Dasa Bhuja Aiyappa as in Kandamalai holding discus, bow, arrow, trident and sword and a flute attributed to Lord Vishnu. The procession deity is similar to the one in Sabarimala Aarattu Utsav. The procession deity is holding the bow and arrow in the left hand while the right graces the devotees – Abhayahastha.

Maligapurathu Amman graces as if reflecting in a round mirror. Women facing problems in their marriage proposals offer turmeric and vastras to erHerHHer and use the cloth tailoring it to suit them. The Amman is described as so merciful to grant the marriage boon to other girls though she remains unmarried.

During the opening of the temple, pujas are performed to all the steps with Kalasas and silk vastras offering nivedhanas as Unniappam and Aravana and adored with flowers. Pujas begin with Ganapathi Homa. The jewel box (Tiruvabarana box) is taken in procession on Makarajothi day (Thai month first day – almost on January 14). Vishu Kani darshan is celebrated on Chithiria first day, almost on April 14.

  Temple History:

As in Sabarimala, Lord Aiyappan graces from a sanctum sanctorum built in a high level. The Panchaloka idol of the Lord was made in Kerala. The Dwarapalaka on the right of the Lord shows a finger meaning that ‘God is one.’ The Dwarapalaka on the left shows the finger towards the Lord directing the devotee to have his mind set on the Lord. The gates of the temple are opened here following the Sabarimala rules. Sooner the functions are over, the Lord is dressed with sacred ashes with a stick on His left hand and light a lamp to show that Aiyappan is always in a penance mood. When the gates are opened, the Lord is undressed and the sacred ash on the Lord is offered as Prasad.

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