Sri Mathangi Ammal Sametha Sri Mathangishwarar Temple is located in a remote part of the Thirunangur village. This is the main Rudra kshetra of the eleven Rudra kshetrams. The temple is very small. But Lord Mathangishwara is big in size.
About The Temple
The most special thing in this temple is the "Double Nandi". There are two Nandis on the outer corridor on the same platform. One Nandi faces Mathangishwarar, whereas the other faces Tiruvenkadu.
One more special feature is also there. That is the Kali (Wooden kali idol) in the temple. The entrance of the shrine, is very small than the size of idol. But, every year the idol is taken out for procession.
About The Deity
The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva known as Mathangishwarar and his consort is Mathangi.
Legend and Stories
Sage Mathanga did his penance in this place and got Uma (Mathangi) as his daughter. Lord Shiva from Tiruvenkadu (Swetharanyeswarar) came here and married Sri Mathangi and they both went to Tiruvenkadu (There she is known as Brahmavidhyambal).
The nearest airports are Tiruchi International Airport and Chennai Airport.
The nearest railway station is Seerkazhi railway station.
The nearest place is Seerkazhi to reach Thirunangur. From Seerkazhi, many buses are plying towards Poompuhar.
Sri Mathangishwarar Temple,
Thirunangur, Nagapatnam district,
Tamil Nadu, India,
Pin code – 609 106.
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.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.