Sivagangai

Sivagangai is the district head quarters of Sivagangai District. It is situated 45 kms south East of Madurai and 17 kms north of Manamadurai. It is connected by road and rail with all-important towns in the state. The founder of Sivagangai was Sasivarnana Periya Udaya Thevar and he was the first king of Sivagangai dynasty. The palace of the ex rulers of Sivagangai can be seen here ie. the Sree Viswanatha and Sree Subramaniya temples. There is a big Teppakkulam or Tank in front of the palace, which adds to the splendour of the town.

Places To Visit








TEMPLE
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Edaikattur church
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Kaleeswarar temple
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Kandadevi temple
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Kundrakudi temple
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Pillaiyarpatti temple
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Ilayankudi
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Thirukostiyur temple

 


Memorial

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Kannadasan Memorial
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Deivam Wonderland
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Marudupandiyar memorial
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Karaikudi
 

Sivagangai Places

  Kannadasan Memorial
He was born in Thiru Mukkudalpatti in Karaikudi. He was a great Lyricist. He raised the level of Tamil Film Songs to Himalayan Heights . The memorial was opened on 21-10-1992 . Situated at Karaikudi - Opp. to new bus stand.
 
  Deivam Wonderland

Deivam Wonderland : It is located at a distance of about 1 km from Pillayarpatti and 14 km from Karaikudi on the Rameswaram to Madurai Road NH7. The antiquity value of the temple is exhibited in Deivam Wonder Land Museum.World wide various sculptures of Lord Ganesa are the gems of the museum. Timings : 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all days.Entrance fee Rs. 20/- Address : Near Vairavanpati Arch, Pillaiyarpatti Post - 630207

 
  Marudupandiyar Memorial

They were not afraid of Britisher's bullets and fought for the independence of our beloved country. The Maruthu brothers are the descendents of Sivaganga Velu Nachiar who ruled efficiently. For the sake of their citizens, they surrendered to the Britishers hiring 1801 and then hanged. Periya NI aruihu was born on 1748 and Chinna Nlaruthu was on 1753. Both ere hanged on 08-10-1801 . Maruthupandiyar's memorial is located in Swedish Mission Hospilal Campus. The memorial was opened for the visiting public on 21-10-1992 .

 
  Karaikudi
This small town is known for its magnificent mansions constructed by the Chettiars - a caste known as much for their prosperity as well as their hospitality. Though the owners of these palatial wonders have long scattered, having left for distant shore, the beautifully carved wood work as well as the stone and mortar work of these houses can still be appreciated.
Sivagangai Temple
  Idaikattur Church

Idaikattur Church is the Sacred Heart Shrine Built with full of arts in Gothic architectural style on the model of the RHEIMS cathedral in France . All those beautiful statues were brought from France 110 Years back to Idaikattur. The reason is that only in this shrine there are the Relics (things connected with)of 40 saints kept on the main altar. Secondly, there is a historical event which took place 110 years back, when this Church was built that 9 choirs (hundreds) of angels appeared and solved a great problem. The Location of the shrine is 36 Km away from Madurai on the way to Ramnad or Rameshwaram main road.

 

 
  Kaleeswarar temple
The holy temple KALAIYARKOIL is in Sivagangai District. It is 18 K.M east of Sivagangai, 30 K.M west of Devakottai on the Devakottai – Manamadurai Road and 66 KM south – east of Madurai – Tondi Toad. “KALAIYARKOIL” derived its name from the KALEESWARAR temple of the place. The temple of Kalaiyarkoil is a very large and handsome building surrounded by a strong stone-wall about 18 feet in height.Kalaiyarkoil has two Rajagopuram viz big and small one.There is a big Tank on the Southern side of the Temple .

 

 
  Kandadevi temple
The Village Kandadevi is situated 3 Km away from Devakottai Town . Here the Temple is called as Arulmigu Sowarna Moortheeswarar alias Siragilinather. The Amman is called as PeriyaNayaki Amman. This is 350 years old Temple . The Temple is maintained by Sivaganga Devasthanam, which is one amoung 84 Temples . The Temple is owned by the Sivagangai Raja legal heirs. Here Hanuman told to Rama as kanden deviyai. Hence this place is called as Kandadevi. The Aanni Urchavam is very famous festival for this temple, which is celebrated in every year, during the month of June by the people of 75 Villages.

 

 
  Kundrakudi temple
Arultharu Shanmuganathan Holy Temple is situated at 10 Kms from Karaikudi, Sivaganga District. Built around the year 1000 Lord Shanmuganathan is the presiding deity and the History is refered to Mayuragiri Puranam. Marudhu Pandiyars Kings of Sivaganga renovated the Temple in thier days. Important festivals include Thaipusam in January, Panguni Uthram in March, Thirukarthikai in November, and Kandha Shasti in November prayers in temple bring releif from diseases and mental worries. The Devotees are blessed with good Children.

 

 
  Pillaiyarpatti temple
Pillaiyarpatti temple is a rock - cut temple located about 12 kms from Karaikudi on the Karaikudi Madurai road.It was built after hewing a hillock by the early Pandiya kings and the image of Karpaga Vinayaka and that of a Siva Linga were carved out of a stone by a sculptor called Ekkattur Koon Peruparanan who put his signature on a stone inscription found even today in the sanctum. He put his signature in Tamil Language which was in use between 2nd and 5th century AD. It can be concluded that the icon of Karpaga Vinayaka must have been carved around 4th century AD. This temple is 1,600 years old. The 14 stone inscriptions found in this temple, dated between 400 AD and 1238 AD reveal that the place was known as Ekkattur Thiruveengaikudi Maruthankudi Raja Narayanapuram before it came to be called Pillaiyarpatti.
 
  Ilayankudi
Ilayankudi Mara Nayanar was one among 63 saivite saints. He was a farmer. Maranar was his name and lived here. He was a great devotee of Lord Siva and His devotees. He took greatest pleasure in serving them.
 
  Thirukostiyur temple
This is important  of 108 Vaishnava temples. The Alwar  Ramanujar   has visited and prayed GOD Sri Vishnu. The God name is "Swamiya Narayana Perumal". TheGOD is in five floors. This is famous South Thiruppathi . During every year, MASI MAGAM TEPPAM is celebrated here.
 

 

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