The Sivagurunathaswami temple is located in Sakkottai and is dedicated to God Sivagurunathaswami. Legend has it that the people of this place believed that a Shiva Lingam was buried someplace in their village. On hearing this, Saint Thirugnanasambandar, while visiting this place, performed an Angapradakshina (circumambulating by rolling on the ground) so that the feet did not touch the ground to worship the God. This helped to identify the spot where the idol was and thus this temple was built. The Arisil River flows nearby and following Gnanasambandar's Aagapradakshina it is called Arisil Thurai. A few years ago the beautiful Nataraja idol was stolen from this temple and smuggled to a foreign country. The government was able to recover it after a stiff legal battle. Sage Arunagiriar has praised God Muruga of this temple in his celebrated Tirupugazh hymns. Sage Pattinathar appears in a sitting form in the Vinayaka temple nearby.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Child boon
- Removal of doshas
- Health of the children
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.
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.