Arulmigu Emaneswaramudayar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Emaneswaram, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India.
About the Temple
Lord Shiva who was a Samharamurthy (destroyer) in Tirukadayur by punishing Yama, graces as Anugrahamurthy (protector) in this temple seated under the Indra Vimana in the sanctum sanctorum. Devotees pray here for longevity and for relief from the adverse aspects of planet Saturn. It is believed that performing Ayush Homa, celebrating 60th and 80th birthday in the temple would bless the devotee with longer life. On the Masi Magam day, as representative of Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga considered to be Shiva Himself, visit the Theetham event. Annabishekam is performed to Lord Muruga on the last Monday of Karthikai month in December. Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Raja Ganapathy.
Mother Swarna Gujambal with two hands blesses devotees from a separate shrine. Those facing delays in wedding and concerned with child welfare tie mangal sutras and bangles in Mother’s shrine for relief. On Ashtami day in December-January and Durgastami day in Purattasi-September-October special pujas and Homas are performed for Lord Bhairava.
Legend and Stories
Sage Markandeya destined with a short life span of just 16 years, was on a pilgrimage to Shiva temples praying for longer life. He was at Lord Amruthakadeswarar temple at Tirukadayur exactly on the last day of his life embracing the Lord. Lord Yama waved his rope to take Markandeya’s life. The rope fell on the Lord Shivalinga. Furious Shiva tossed Yama with His left leg. Realizing his folly, Yama made a linga at this place where he fell and sought Lord’s pardon. Granting his request, Lord reinstated him in the job. Also as requested by Yama, Lord stayed in this place with the name Emaneswaram Udayar.
Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Navarathri in September-October; Skanda Sashti in October-November; Masi Magam and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
People pray to Lord Emaneswara to get back the position and the assets lost by them and those seeking remedy from illness pray to Lord Bhairva.
How To Reach Arulmigu Emaneswaramudayar Temple, Emaneswaram
The nearest airport is at Madurai Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Paramakudi Railway Station.
Emaneswaram is 2 km far from Paramakudi on the Ilayangudi route. The devotee has to get down at Kanmaikarai bus stop. The temple is very near the bus stop.
Emaneswaram, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram district,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 623701.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To recover losses
- To seek relief from illness
- To ease the adverse effects of Saturn
- To speed up delayed weddings
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.