This temple is Located at around 2 km North of Kalakkadu. This is one of the popular Nataraj temples of Tamilnadu. The person who created the Chidamabaram Nataraj idol created five idols and this is one among them. This is located at the foothills of the Pothigai. The location was once a forest and elephants used to come in front of the temple tank. On seeing this, King Soundhara Pandy created this village and built this temple in his name. The Sthala Vruksham (temple tree) of this temple is Aamla.
The nearest airport is Tuticorin Airport.
The nearest railway station is Thirunelveli Junction.
The nearest major bus station is at Thirunelveli.
Shree Soundhara Pandeeshwarar Temple,
Mela Karuvelankulam, kalakad, Manjuvilai Rd,
Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India,
Pin code – 627 501.
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.