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Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumiyanmalai 

This is a temple that has countless sculptures from entrance to the end. As every one is sculpted with rare minute skills, the Archeological Department has taken up the control of the temple. Many of them look threatening creating fear. Some them are very pleasant in look making the visitor happy as Lord Vishnu measuring the world with His legs – Ulagalanda Perumal, the beautiful alluring Rathi, Manmatha-cupid-Agora Veerabadra, Ravana with his 10 heads, Vishnu in His enticing Mohini avtar, Lord Vinayaka praised as Vinai Theerkum Vinayaka- Vinayaka destroying our ill-fates etc. are feast to eyes. Students of sculpture arts should not fail to see these.

for relief from adverse effects of Sani Bhagwan – Saturn. Traditionally, the idols of 63 Nayanmars are arranged in the prakara of Shiva temples, which are, in this temple is at the top of the hill. It is also a custom that at the end of the row, Lord Vinayaka is placed. It is different in this temple. With Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi on the Vrushab vahan in the middle, Nayanmars appear in two parts on both sides. This is the only temple in Tamilnadu having this pattern of Nayanmar seating. While circumambulating the prakara, this could be seen clearly without climbing up the hill. Opening Time: The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m. Address: Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumian Malai, Pudukkottai district. Phone: +91 4322 221084, 98423 90416 General Information: This is a temple that has countless sculptures from entrance to the end. As every one is sculpted with rare minute skills, the Archeological Department has taken up the control of the temple. Many of them look threatening creating fear. Some them are very pleasant in look making the visitor happy as Lord Vishnu measuring the world with His legs – Ulagalanda Perumal, the beautiful alluring Rathi, Manmatha-cupid-Agora Veerabadra, Ravana with his 10 heads, Vishnu in His enticing Mohini avtar, Lord Vinayaka praised as Vinai Theerkum Vinayaka- Vinayaka destroying our ill-fates etc. are feast to eyes. Students of sculpture arts should not fail to see these. Prayers Lovers pray in this temple for removal of obstacles in their way.

They perform abishek to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.

Speciality of Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumiyanmalai

This is a hill temple noted for prayers for relief from adverse effects of Sani Bhagwan – Saturn. Traditionally, the idols of 63 Nayanmars are arranged in the prakara of Shiva temples, which are, in this temple is at the top of the hill. It is also a custom that at the end of the row, Lord Vinayaka is placed. It is different in this temple. With Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi on the Vrushab vahan in the middle, Nayanmars appear in two parts on both sides. This is the only temple in Tamilnadu having this pattern of Nayanmar seating. While circumambulating the prakara, this could be seen clearly without climbing up the hill.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumiyanmalai

  • Maha Shivrathri is grandly celebrated in the temple in February-March.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumiyanmalai

Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumian Malai, Pudukkottai district.

Phone Number: +91 4322 221084, 98423 90416

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One Response to "Sri Shikanathar Temple, Kudumiyanmalai "

  1. Sachin Kharb says:

    kudumian malai pudukkottai district

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