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Soorakkudi Kovil

Iraivan : Arulmigu Desikanathar
Iraivi :  Arulmigu Avudayanayaki


Iraivan : Arulmigu Desikanathar

Iraivi :  Arulmigu Avudayanayaki

Estimated Date Granted: 718 A.D.

Number of Pullis: 1,400*

Population: 6,000*

Important points

1.  This kovil got its name because it is filled with soorai trees

2.  The holy amman in this kovil only has got 4 hands and 3 eyes

Points of Interest

The name Soorakdui has several possible origins. Possibilities include the asura Sooran worshipping here, or perhaps Sooriyan (the Sun God) venerating here. The third possibility is that it comes from the soorai shrub which grows in abundance in this area.

The Sooraimanagar Puranam narrates the story of the temple

Location 10 kms from Karaikkudi.

 

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