The Mathur Kovil is a little over 5 km from Karaikudi. It can be reached not long after passing Iluppaikudi. The presiding deity here is Lord Ainnootreesar and his consort Periya Nayaki. Seven Pirivugal - Uraiyur, Arurrlbakkur, Manalur, Mannur, Kannur, Karuppur & Kulathur. Intra- temple marriage within Mathur Kovil is possible, if sub-sects are different.
About The Temple
The Mathur Kovil is dedicated to Arulmigu Ainootreeswarar and his consort Arulmigu Periyanaayagi. Besides their idols, this Nagarathar temple also contains sculptures of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Vivekananda and Ramana Maharashi. The unique feature of this temple is the stone lions with freely rotating balls in their mouths. The towering Rajagopuram stands nearly 70 feet tall. It has seven Pirivus (sub-classifications) like Uraiyur, Arumbakkur, Manalur, Mannur, kannur,Karuppur and Kulathur. They inter-marry within these Pirivus in the Kovil and other Kovils as well. It lays 5kms away from Karaikudi.
About The deity
The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called Arulmigu Ainootreeswarar. His consort is known as Arulmigu Periyanaayag.
Instead of Tirupattur (sivaganga) you can a get flight to Madurai Airport on regular basis. There are no regular trains from other major cities to Tirupattur(sivaganga). Nearest train station is Kallai. Tirupattur(sivaganga) is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Arulmigu Inotreeswar-periyanayaki kovil
mattur-630202 via ariyakudi
sivangangai dist, ph-04565-231862
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.