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Sri Agneeswaraswami Temple, Thirupugalur 

The Agazhi (a deep and broad water body letting crocodiles inside specially constructed around castles and palaces to prevent easy access to enemies) dug by Banasura still exists here. Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Gnana Vinayaka.

Vasthu purity is an important basis for constructing buildings. This is a science that deals with the designing of the apartments in a particular direction – Kitchen, bathrooms, main hall, bedrooms etc. – at appropriate sides. This would avoid any invisible troubles entering then.This is a temple noted for Vasthu prayer. Before beginning the construction, people use to bring the bricks to the temple, perform archanas and take them back for the building work. Pregnant women worship Ambica for safe delivery. According to the Sthala Purana, Ambica Herself as a midwife took care of a woman in labour pain and ensured safety to both mother and child. A prasad oil is offered in the temple for the purpose. Devotees worship Lord Agneeswarar for mental peace. They are blessed with boons of wedding, child, job opportunity, progress in trade, promotions and welfare.

Devotees offer Kalyana Malai-wedding garland and vastras to Lord and Ambica for the wedding boon. They also perform abishek with milk, cosmetic powders, turmeric, sacred ash, oil, milk etc. and dress Ambica with sandal paste. Devotees distribute the nivedhana to other devotees and contribute for temple renovation fund.

Speciality of Sri Agneeswaraswami Temple, Thirupugalur

Lord Shiva is Swayambumurthi in the temple. Saint Tirunavukkarasar, also known as Appar attained salvation in this place. Muruga Nayanar, one among the 63 celebrated Saivite Nayanars was born here. Agni Bagwan graces in the temple with 7 Jyoti lines, five hands and three legs, an idol too rare.

Opening Timings

The temple is opened from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Agneeswaraswami Temple, Thirupugalur

  • 10 day Vaikasi Poornima Brahmmotsavam in May-June with an event of Lord granting darshan to Agni Bhagwan,
  • 10 day Appar Baktha Utsav in Chithirai beginning on Sadaya Star day in April-May
  • small festivals each month and on pradosha days of the month, Deepavali in October- November
  • Pongal-Makara Sankranthi falling almost on January 14 and Tamil and English New year days are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Agneeswaraswami Temple, Thirupugalur

Sri Agneeswaraswami Temple, Thirupugalur- 609 704, Nagapattinam Dist.

Phone Number: +91- 4366-237 198, 273 176, 94431 13025, 94435 88339

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