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Sri Shanmughanathar Temple, Viralimalai 

The hill has a huge population of peacocks. The peacock bearing Lord Muruga on its back is called Asura Mayil – giant peacock.

Those realizing their child boon leave the child with Lord. The maternal uncles of the child offers husk to Lord Muruga and take back the child and entrust with its parents. The place is one of the noted prayer centres in the state. People pray to Lord for health, happiness, longevity, education, wisdom, good yields in farming.

People follow different methods of prayer commitments. Tonsuring, ear boring, carrying Kavadi, Milk pots, Anga Pradakshinam-whole body circumambulating (men), Kumbidudandam and step by step prakshina by women, performing Shanmuga archana and Shanmuga Velvi, fasting on Kruthika days, feeding the poor and contributing to temple renovation fund are the prayer commitments undertaken by the devotees.

Speciality of Sri Shanmughanathar Temple, Viralimalai

The temple is praised in the hymns of Saint Arunagiriar. Cigar is offered as nivedhana to Lord Muruga in this temple.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Shanmughanathar Temple, Viralimalai

  • 10 day Vaikasi Visakam in May-June
  • 10 day Thai Poosam
  • 6 day Aipasi Skanda Sashti – Soora Samharam in October-November
  • and Arunagirinathar Music Festival each year are very grandly celebrated in the temple. Also the devotee crowd will be huge on Deepavali, Tamil New Year day and all Muruga related days.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Shanmughanathar Temple, Viralimalai

Sri Shanmuganathar Temple, Viralimalai – 621 316, Pudukkottai district.

Phone Number: +91 4322 221084, 98423 90416

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