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Iluppakudi Kovil

Iraivan : Arulmigu Thanthonrieswarar.
Iraivi : Arulmigu Soundaranayaki.

Iraivan : Arulmigu Thanthonrieswarar.

Iraivi : Arulmigu Soundaranayaki.

Pirivugal : N/A

Estimated Date Granted: 714 A.D.

Number of Pullis: 2,700*

Population: 11,000*

Important points

1. This temple is full of wonderful architecture.

Points of Interest

The name comes from the iluppai trees which grow in abundance in this area.

The temple's origin, according to Puranic legend, comes from a request by Siva, who appeared in a dreram to a local chieftain. The chieftan was presented with a soodamani, a precious stone, by Siva for building the temple. The nearby village is known as Soodamanipuram for this reason.

The lingam here is a natural one, meaning not shaped by man.

Bhairavar is a special diety here, much worshipped in the locality.

Location 5 kms from Karaikkudi.

 

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