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Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Semponnarkoil 

It is noteworthy that Sri Mahalakshmi performed penance on Lord Shiva of this temple to have the hands of Vishnu as Her Lord. Hence, the place has the name Lakshmipuri. It is also called Indirapuri as Indira worshipped Lord Shiva here to get the weapon Vajrayutha to kill demon Vruddhasura. The third name of the place is Kandapuri as Lord Muruga worshipped Lord Shiva to destroy demon Tharakasura.

The devotee is at liberty to appeal to Lord for any boon he/she needs. Those practicing Yoga pray here.

It depends on the devotees’ limitations. Generally devotees offer vastras.

Speciality of Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Semponnarkoil

The rays of Sun fall on the presiding deity for 12 days in Chithirai (April-May) in the morning hours when special pujas are performed in the temple. On the ninth day a car festival is celebrated called Soura Mahotsav. Shivalinga in the temple is on a 16 petal lotus designed Avudayar-the peeta. Lord is a swayambumurthy. Rays of Sun fall on the Lord in Chithirai month from 7 to 18.

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 Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Semponnarkoil

  • The rays of Sun fall on the presiding deity for 12 days in Chithirai (April-May) in the morning hours when special pujas are performed in the temple. On the ninth day a car festival is celebrated called Soura Mahotsav.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Semponnarkoil

Sri Semponnarkoil Swarnapureeswarar Temple, Somponpalli – 609309, Nagapattinam district.

Phone Number: +91-99437 97974

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