Friday, March 31, 2017

Vinayagar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Vinayagar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Vinayagar Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.



Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli
Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River.


Legends
Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman is one of the famous village deities. It is believed to be a form of Ambika and Kali. According to the Ramayana, Rishi Gautama once went to take bath in the river Ganges early morning. The king of the DevasIndra, was fascinated with Gautama’s wife, Ahalya. Indra came in the form of Gautama and made love to Ahalya. As he was escaping, he was caught by Rishi Gautama who was returning to the Ashramam from his bath. Gautama cursed Ahalya and Indra both for this act. Ahalya was converted to stone, while Indra was cursed with one thousands of female genitalia (Sahasrayoni).
Later, taking pity on both, Gautama converted both these curses. Indra curse was converted to thousands of eyes he came to be known as Sahasraksha. As for Ahalya, Gautama granted her the boon that she would be liberated by the touch of the feet of Lord Rama (Lord Vishnu). To get rid of sin, he came down to earth and reached Arjunapuri (Kadayanallur) Sthalam and he consecrated two Shiva Lingas namely Neelamani Nathar and Arunachaleswarar and worshipped these Lingas. Then he installed Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman in Northern side and created a pond in north eastern side. Indra got rid of his sin by worshipping these Shiva Lingas and Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman.
The Temple
Vadakku Vasal Selvi Amman Temple is located on the Northern Side of the Village. Selvi Amman graces in the form of Bhadrakali Amman and Neelakandeswari graces in the form of Sakthi. She is also called as Uthradwara Palini. Both the shrines are located opposite to each other. She is holding Trishula and Vibhoothi Bowl in her hands. Shrines for Ganapathy, Nagars, Bhairava and Karupusamy are located in the Temple. Thala Vriksham is Neem Tree. Theertham is Chitraru River. The Temple is believed to be 500 years old.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 9 AM to 11 AM in the morning and 4 PM to 7 PM in the evening.
Connectivity
Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

North Uchini Mahakali Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

North Uchini Mahakali Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli
Uchini Mahakali Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River.


The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Uchini Mahakali. She is holding Soolam in her hand and in smiling posture and facing north. Urchavar is Uchini Mahakali located in the Mandapam in front of Garbhagriha. Shrines for Ganapathy, Nagars, Kaliyamman, Mutharamman, Madaswamy and Nagamman are located in the Temple. Theertham is Chitraru. Sthala Vriksham is Neem Tree. The Temple is believed to be around 1500 years old.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM in the mornings and 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM in the evenings.
Festivals
Varushabishegam on Thai Month, 10 days Dushera, Last Tuesday and Friday of each Tamil Month are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
Connectivity
Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Uchi Mahali Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Uchi Mahali Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Uchi Mahali Amman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.




Thangamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Thangamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Thangamman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Sakthi Vinayagar Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Pudhugavudaiyar Sastha Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Pudhugavudaiyar Sastha Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Pudhugavudaiyar Sastha Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli
Navaneetha Krishna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. The Temple is believed to be the family deity of Utrumalai Kings and is about 1000 years old.

The Temple
Presiding Deity is Navaneetha Krishna Swamy. He is holding the Butter Pot in both the hands with a smiling face and he is facing east. Garuda is facing the sanctum with folded hands. Thala Vriksham is Amla Tree. Theertham of this Temple is Chithar. Dwajasthambam of this temple is made of gold. Urchavar is Navaneetha Krishnan with Sridevi and Bhoodevi and is located in the Mandapam in front of sanctum.

The Vimanam over the sanctum houses Navaneetha Krishnan in the east, Dhakshinamoorthy in the south, Yoga Narasimha in the west and Brahma in the north and the top of the vimana is equipped with Bronze Kalasha. Shrines of Dasavathara, Dhanavanthri, Thumbikai Azhwar, Azhwars, Ramanujar, and Garudazhvar are located in the Temple. Anjaneya is located in the northern pillar of the Mandapam housing the Urchavar.

Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 5.00 AM to 8.00 AM and 5.00 PM to 7.30 PM.
Festivals
Panguni Uthiram, Thai Pongal, Dushera, Vaikunda Ekadesi, Karthigai Deepam, Last Saturday in Tamil Month, Krishna Jayanthi and Purattasi Saturdays are the festivals celebrated with much fanfare in this Temple.
Singers
Annamalai Reddiyar has sung songs on this temple. Veerai Andhadhi, Veerai Pillai Tamizh, Veerai Thalapuranam, Veerai Navaneetha Krishnaswamy Pathigam and Gomathi Anthathi are the works done by Annamalaiyar on this Temple.
Connectivity
Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Nagamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Nagamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Nagamman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Muppidathi Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Muppidathi Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Muppidathi Amman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Karumeni Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Karumeni Amman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Karumeni Amman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Irudhayeelswarar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Irudhayeelswarar Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli
Irudhayeelswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River.

Legends
Pusalar was a Shaiva, a devotee of the god Shiva. He wanted to create a grand temple for Shiva, but did not have the money to do so. Thus, Pusalar decided to build a temple to Shiva in his mind with his imagination. He followed the rituals of temple-building, sanctified the ground and laid the first stone of his mind temple on an auspicious day. Over course of time, he completed his mind temple and selected a holy day for the Kumbabishekam ceremony, when the temple is consecrated and the image of God installed in the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanatorium).

The Pallava king Kadavarkon had just completed a grand Shiva temple in the capital Kanchipuram and selected the same day for consecration of his temple. Shiva appeared in the king's dream and instructed him to postpone the date of consecration as he would be journeying to Thiruninravur for the consecration of his devotee Pusalar's temple on the same day. The king postponed the date as per the divine decree and hastened to see the magnificent temple of Pusalar, which Shiva favored over his own. However, on reaching Thiruninravur, the king could find any stone temple visible in the town and was perflexed.

He reached Pusalar's house and informed Pusalar about his dream. The saint revealed that the temple existed in his heart. The king was astonished by Pusalar's devotion and bowed down to him and worshipped him. Pusalar consecrated the temple on the ordained day and continued his worship until his death, when he is said to have attained Kailash, the abode of Shiva. Pallava King fulfilled the Pusalar wish by building this Temple and consecrated Shiva Linga and named it as Irudhayeelswarar.
The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Irudhayeelswarar or Mana Aalaya Easwarar. Mother is called as Meenatchi. Thala Vriksham is Vilvam. Theertham is Chitraru. The Temple is believed to be around 1500 years old. Lord is facing east and Amman is facing south and are gracing from separate shrines. Vimanam of this temple is of Gajabrushta Style. Shrines of Vinayaga, Nandhi Deva and Natarajar are located in the prakaram.

Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 7.30 AM to 9.30 AM in the mornings and 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM in the evenings.
Festivals
Maha Shivaratri and Pradosham are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
Connectivity
Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Holy Trinity Church, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Holy Trinity Church, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Holy Trinity Church is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Esakkiamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli

Esakkiamman Temple, Veerakeralampudur, Thirunelveli 
Esakkiamman Temple is located at Veerakeralampudur Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The village is surrounded by two rivers Chittar River and Hanumanathi. Both Hanumanathi and Chittar River merges rightly exactly in this village thus forming the major tributary to Thamirabarani River. Veerakeralampudur is located at about 22 Kms from Tenkasi, 30 Kms from Courtrallam, 30 Kms from Sengottai, 48 Kms from Thirunelveli, 170 Kms from Madurai and 130 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tenkasi. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Chintamaninathar Temple (Arthanareeswar Temple), Vasudevanallur, Thirunelveli

Chintamaninathar Temple (Arthanareeswar Temple), Vasudevanallur, Thirunelveli
Chintamaninathar Temple, also called as Arthanareeswar Temple is located at Vasudevanallur in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Chintamaninathar / Arthanareeswar. Mother is called as Idapaga Valli. Sthala Vriksham is Tamarind tree and Theertham of this Temple is River Karuppai. Historically this place is called as Vasavanur. The Great King Pulithevan fought against Britisher in Vasudevanallur.

Legends
Lord appeared in Arthanareeswara form to Parvathi:
 Sage Brungi was worshipping Lord Shiva alone ignoring Mother Parvathi under the impression that Shivam and Shakti were different from each other. Though Mother Parvathi prevailed upon Lord Shiva to teach the truth to Brungi, He showed no attention. Mother Parvathi left Lord Shiva and took to penance under a tamarind tree. Lord appeared before her in the Arthanareeswara form. He is also called Chintamaninathar. 
Lord cured disease of Kulasekhara son of King Ravi Varman:
A king ruling this region Ravi Varman by name was a staunch Shiva devotee. The king was much worried that no physician could cure the illness suffered by his son Kulasekharan. A Shiva devotee met the king and advised him to worship the Lord of this place. His son was cured. The king built this temple then.
The Temple
The presiding deity blesses the devotees in his Arthanareeswara form. The taste of the tamarind tree here is both sweet and citric. Lord Sri Arthanareeswara has Ganga on the head. On the Shiva-male part (right) there is crescent moon. Behind the Ambica part in left behind, is the Jada-turf. The hands of Shiva part hold trident, skull and ear ring. On the Ambica part, the hands hold Pasa-rope, ‘Angusa, bouquet and ear ring. The legs of Shiva part has anklet of male design and that of Ambica part has the female design.  Shiva part has dhoti and Ambica part has the sari for dressing. Ambica part of the Lord is called Idabaga valli-occupying the left part of the Lord.
Maharishi Brungi is the procession deity of the temple. During the Aani Brahmmotsavam, Lord Shiva and Ambica are placed close together and sage Brungi is placed as if he worships Lord Shiva alone ignoring Ambica. The ritual goes to show the anger of Ambica on Brungi for his attitude, Lord Shiva appearing as Arthanareeswara and Brungi correcting himself by worshipping both together. As the Lord is amidst Tamarind trees, He is named Chinthamani Nathar. Chintha means tamarind.  The fruits of these trees are both sweet and citric in taste.
There are shrines for Lord Nataraja, Lord Bhairava without his dog vehicle and Yoga Chandikeswara in worshipping form showing a different sculpture style. There are also shrines for Sun, Lord Yoga Dakshinamurthy, Juradevar, Sapthamadhas, Veerabhadra, Panchalingam, Mother Mahalakshmi, Dharma Sastha, Lord Siddhi Vinayaka, Sani Baghwan, Nagaraja and Nagarani. Sthala Vriksham is Tamarind tree and Theertham of this Temple is River Karuppai.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Festivals
The temple celebrates Aani Brahmmotsavam in June-July, Aipasi Skandasashti in October-November, Margazhi Thiruvadirai in December-January and Thai new moon day in January-February. Special pujas are performed here on Shivaratri day. Instead of an Annabishekam to the Lord in Aipasi – October-November as traditionally followed, this event is celebrated on the first day of the Tamil Year day – Chithirai – falling almost on April 14 each year.
Prayers
Those seeking child boon, bathe in the river and worship Ambica and they are sure to be blessed with a child. Hence the river is praised as Karu-pai – womb. Couples separated due to some problems pray to Arthanareeswara for reunion. Realizing their wish, the devotees perform special abishek to Lord and offer vastras.
Contact
Sri Chintamaninathar (Arthanareeswarar) Temple,
Vasudevanallur-627 758, Thirunelveli District
Mobile: +91 94423 29420
Connectivity
Vasudevanallur is located at about 20 Kms from Sankarankoil, 86 Kms from Thirunelveli, 140 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram and 120 Kms from Madurai. The temple is near the old bus stand. Nearest Railway Station is located at Sankarankoil and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai.

Vembadi Uchini Makali Amman Temple, Veeravanallur, Thirunelveli

Vembadi Uchini Makali Amman Temple, Veeravanallur, Thirunelveli
Vembadi Uchini Makali Amman Temple is famous temple at Veeravanallur in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. The temple is found under a neem tree. Hence the goddess is worshipped as Vembadi Uchini Makali Amman. Lord Vinayagar, Lord Aiyappan and Sudalai Madan are also worshipped at this temple. Shubramanyaswamy temple is found besides this temple.








Veeravanallur is located at about 6 Kms west of Cheranmahadevi, 37 Kms from Thirunelveli, 12 Kms from Ambasamudram, 21 Kms from Papanasam, 195 Kms from Madurai and 150 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambasamudram & Veeravanallur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Bhoominathar Temple, Veeravanallur, Thirunelveli

Bhoominathar Temple, Veeravanallur, Thirunelveli
Bhoominathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Veeravanallur in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Bhoominathar and Mother is called as Maragathambigai. Holy Theertham of this Temple is Gnana Theertham. Sthala Vriksham is Punnai Tree. The temple entrance has different style of architecture.


Legends
Shiva gave back Yama his life:
As per the legend, after Yama, the God of death, was kicked off by Lord Shiva in order to save Markandeya, he became a creeper plant in this site. As Yama could not perform of his job, there were no deaths on the earth and Bhoo Devi could not bear the weight of heavy population. She prayed to Shiva. Shiva gave back Yama his life. Hence he is called as Bhoominathar in this temple.
People who worshipped Shiva here:
Agasthiyar, Dharmar, Nakushan, Vishnu, Brahmma, Sage Viruhar, Sage Visu, Sage Kanagar, Sage Bargavar and Ganga worshipped Lord Shiva here.
The Temple
The temple has two praharams. Presiding Deity is called as Bhoominathar and Mother is called as Maragathambigai. Holy Theertham of this Temple is Gnana Theertham. Sthala Vriksham is Punnai Tree. The temple entrance has different style of architecture. The east facing temple is big in size but not gigantic like other temples in this region. The east facing temple has an incomplete tower.


The entrance doors have very fine wooden carvings of various deities. The flag staff, Nandi mandapa and Bali Peetha are all located facing towards the main shrine in a broad and long covered mandapa full of carved pillars. Near the flag staff, the bas relief images of Ganesha and Kartikeya are found.


Navagraha, the nine planets, are located near the Nandi mandapa. The outer prakara is an open space and it is full of trees and plants. An important factor of temple is beautiful sculpture found in the pillars all over the temple.


Main Shrine:
The main shrine is built in 'maada kovil' architectural style (raised platform which can be reached through steps). The main shrine has moolasthanam, ardha mandapa and maha mandapa. Bhoominathar is in the form of a small Shiva Linga and is located inside the moolasthanam. At the entrance of ardha mandapa, there is a Ganesha idol. The entrance of maha mandapa has two bas relief images - Ganesha and Kartikeya on peacock. 
In maha mandapa, there is a sub-shrine where so many Utsava (metal) idols such as one set of big Nataraja and Sivakami, two sets of smaller Nataraja and Sivakami, Chandrasekhar - Uma, Bhikshatana, etc. are all found. Nandi is facing towards the moolasthanam and it is located in this hall. The front side mandapa of maada kovil has many yazhi pillars. The inner prakara is full of pillars with beautiful carvings. Dhakshinamoorthi alone is found as the niche sculpture.
Inner Prakara:
In inner prakara, the idols of three Ganeshas, 63 Nayanmars, Sapta matas, Surya, Chandra, Veerabhadra and Adhikara Nandi are found. The sub-shrines of Ganesha, Subramanya-Valli-Devasena and Mahalakshmi are also located in the inner prakara.
Maragathambigai Shrine:
The Goddess of the temple is Maragathambigai. She is found with two arms and in the standing posture. A separate main shrine with front side pillared mandapa and Nandi mandapa is dedicated to her. This shrine is also facing the east direction and located to the left side of Bhoominathar shrine.
Sandana Sabhapati:
Near the Nandi mandapa, there is big mandapa and a big sub-shrine. It is dedicated to Nataraja. There, all the idols such as Nataraja and Sivakami, Patanjali, Karaikkal Ammaiyar and Vyagrapathar are all made up of sandalwood. Nataraja is named as Sandana Sabhapati.
Connectivity
Veeravanallur is located at about 6 Kms west of Cheranmahadevi, 37 Kms from Thirunelveli, 12 Kms from Ambasamudram, 21 Kms from Papanasam, 195 Kms from Madurai and 150 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambasamudram & Veeravanallur and Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram.