Pagalavadi Shiva Temple & Siddhar Peedam, Trichy
|Pagalavadi Shiva Temple & Siddhar Peedam,
|+91 98424 33363 / 88700 57615
Legend / Local stories
This place was known as Jamuna Vanam (Naval Trees). This place was surrounded by mountains having small caves. It is believed Siddhars engaging themselves in the services of Lord Shiva lived in these caves. It is believed that this temple was built by them. With the invasion of outside forces, the temple was destroyed. As years rolled on, the local population tried to rebuild the temple. Even queen Mangammal know the glory of this Shiva peetam and has visited the temple, gifted lands and money of its welfare and built Yatrikar mandapams.
The peetam appeared in the dreams of many citizens of the local community. A divine prasannam (Holy prediction) by the people proclaimed that Shiva peetam was created by the Siddhars and the pooja articles of the temple are buried in a well. The declaration proved to be true and the Shiva peetam resembled the facts of its classical nature with the worship of Siddhars.
The temple is made of hard polished stones and fine architecture. Presiding Deity is called as Ekambareswar and Mother is called as Kamakshi Amman. The sanctum sanctorum of Lord Shiva is a round construction, decorated by lotus, surrounded by eight elephants and eight serpents, saints, rishis. The wall has the pictures of all the 12 (Rasis) and 27 (Stars) the construction is like mount Meru where lord Shiva blesses on everyone with his divine grace.
There are also basements (Peetams) for lord Vigneshwara, Muruga, Vishnu and Parasakthi. There is tank in the temple with 1008 madams to illuminate with lights. It is believed that Sitadevi took her bath in this holy tank before falling into fire, as per the orders of Lord Rama. On 15.5.2009 the consecration of the temple was performed. It was followed by (kooda Muzhukku) on 15.5.2011.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Jayaram College Bus Stop, 9 Kms from Thuraiyur, 17 Kms from Thiruvellarai, 18 Kms from Thiruppainjeeli, 28 Kms from Uthamarkovil Railway Station, 39 Kms from Trichy and 44 Kms from Trichy Airport.
Pagalavadi Shiva Temple & Siddhar Peedam,
Mobile: +91 98424 33363 / 88700 57615