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Sri Varthamaneeswarar temple


Sri Varthamaneeswarar temple is located in the city of Thirupugalur, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old.This place is also called as Tiruppugalur, Situated at 6.5 kilometres west of Nannilam Railway station.People who want to attain victory in anything at the current moment can visit a temple called varthamaneeswarar temple situated in thirupugalur in thiruvarur district.Amman is called as manonmani amman. Navagraga planets are in shape of tamil letter "Ta" .This is said to be a special one.People who want success in on going projects can worship lord siva and amman.One have to reach this temple by travelling from thiruvarur to channanallur which is 13 kilometres away and from there one has to travel 11 kilometres to reach thirupugalur.This temple is temple within temple concept here saint Tiruganansambanthar had sung dhevaram here. Hence this temple is called as Tirupugalur Varthamaniswaram. Ruler Shiva graces in the temple as a Swayambumurthi. Sri Agni Bhagwan (God of Fire) in the temple shows up with two confronts 7 hands, 7 blazes, 4 horns and three feet. 10 day Vaikasi Poornima-Brahmmotsavam in May-June with an extraordinary project indicating Lord Chandrasekhara conceding darshan to Agni Bhagwan God of Fire as indicated by the historical backdrop of the area (sthala purana), 10 day celebration for Saivite holy person Tirunavukkarasar in April-May starting before Sadayam star day and month to month Pradosha days (thirteenth day from New Moon or Full Moon days), Deepavali in October-November, Pongal verging on falling on fourteenth January every year and Tamil and English New Year days are praised in the sanctuaries other than uncommon puja performace days every month. The group is immense in the temple on such celebration events.


As per legend Banasura belongs to the demon community. His mother was Madhiniar. She was a staunch Lord Shiva devotee. To facilitate his mother’s Shiva puja, Banasura was bringing many swayambu Lingas. He once came to Tirupugalur and found countless Lingas. He found a Swayambulinga but could not move it. He dug a deep and vast Agazhi around the temple and tried to move the Linga again but in vain, except that the agazhi was full of water springing from the ground. He decided to end himself in frustration. A voice from the sky told Banasura, will make myself present for your mother’s Shiva puja. Lord in the name of Konapiran with Punnai flowers on His head, appeared before his mother. After the puja was over, Lord returned to Tirupugalur.


10 day Vaikasi Poornima-Brahmmotsavam in May-June with a special programme showing Lord Chandrasekhara granting darshan to Agni Bhagwan – God of Fire according to the history of the land (sthala purana), 10 day festival for Saivite saint Tirunavukkarasar in April-May commencing before Sadayam star day and monthly Pradosha days (13th day from New Moon or Full Moon days), Deepavali in October-November, Pongal almost falling on 14th January each year and Tamil and English New Year days are celebrated in the temples besides special puja performance days each month. The crowd is huge in the temple on such festival occasions.


Vasthu immaculateness is an essential premise for developing structures. This is a science that arrangements with the flats' outlining in a specific heading Kitchen, bathrooms, principle corridor, rooms and so on at suitable sides. This would maintain a strategic distance from any undetectable inconveniences entering then. This is a temple noted for Vasthu petition to God. Before starting the development, individual’s utilization to convey the blocks to the temple, perform archanas and take them back for the building work. Pregnant ladies venerate Ambica for safe conveyance. As indicated by the Sthala Purana, Ambica Herself as a maternity specialist dealt with a lady in labor torment and guaranteed security to both mother and kid. Prasad oil is offered in the temple for the reason. Devotees love Lord Agneeswarar for mental peace. They are honored with aids of wedding, tyke, opening for work, progress in exchange, advancements and welfare.


Tirupugalur is 10 km far from Nannilam on the Nagapattinam bus route. Bus facilities are available from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai also. The place is 20 km from Tiruvarur, 10 from Nannilam, 33 from Mayiladuthurai and 25 from Nagapattinam.

Temple Address

Sri Varthamaneeswarar Temple,
Thirupugalur- 609 704,
Nagapattinam Dist.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.


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