Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:04 am

At a distance of 12 km from Papanasam and 61 km from Tirunelveli, Arulmigu Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple is located between Papanasam and Karaiyar Dam in Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. Positioned on the financial institution of River Thamirabarani, this is likely one of the 6 necessary Sastha Temples in South India.

The presiding deity of the temple is Mahalinga Swamy. Lord Dharma Sastha seems together with his left leg bent and the appropriate hanging down. Sorimuthu Ayyanar is a kuladevata for a lot of households within the space. Households that aren’t conscious of their kuladevata are additionally welcome right here. As it’s the first Ayyappan temple, individuals who resolve to start the Sabarimala yatra, come right here to put on their mala. The title of the temple is derived from ‘Pon Soriyum Muthiar’, which implies the Lord who pours down golden rain on the plateau.

Right here, Muthianar is worshipped alongside together with his two consorts – Pushkala and Poorna. Ayyappa’s lieutenants, Sangili Bhootham, Thoosi Madan, Thulasi Madan, Pechi, Isakki and Pattavarayan are additionally worshipped right here. There are additionally shrines devoted to Vinayaka, Bhairava and Devi. Apparently, this temple has many distinctive choices. Right here, devotees supply wood legs and material dolls to the deity with humble prayers. Individuals who endure from leg and joint illnesses supply wood legs. {Couples} with out kids come right here to wish for progeny by presenting rag dolls to specific their need. Folks supply bronze bells to Bhoothanathar and chappals to Valai Pagadai.

Ashada Amavasya is widely known in a grand method yearly as lakhs of individuals come to supply their prayers to Lord Sastha. Folks camp out within the space for the festivities and even carry provisions for cooking, and so forth.

Timings: 5 AM – 12 PM & 5 PM – 9 PM

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