Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Aiyarappar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Aiyarappar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

Aiyarappar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Mayiladuthurai Town in Mayiladuthurai Taluk in Mayiladuthurai District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding deity is called as Aiyarappar and Mother is called as Aram Valartha Nayagi. This temple is considered as one of the temples participating in Saptha Sthana festival of Mayiladuthurai. This temple is situated to the west of Mayiladuthurai Mayuranathar Temple.


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The temple was mentioned in the inscription as Konerinmai Kondan Jeyam Konda Chozha Valanaatu Thiruvazhundur Naatu Kulothunga Chozhan Kutralathu Thiruvaiyaru Udaiyan Koyil. The temple is currently managed by the Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Lord Aiyarappar and Aram Valartha Nayagi of Aiyarappar Temple along with Lord Shiva & Mother of Mayuranathaswami Temple, Moovalur Margasahayesvarar Temple, Sozhampettai Azhagiyanathar Temple, Thula Kattam Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Sitharkadu Brahmapureeswarar Temple and Punugeeswarar Temple goes in procession around Mayiladuthurai on the day of Chitra Pournami and finally gathering at Mayuranathar temple to invoke the blessings of Mayuranathar. They go back to their respective temples from here. This festival is called as Saptha Sthana festival of Mayiladuthurai. Navaratri, Shivaratri, Margazhi Thiruvadhirai, Arudhra Darshan, Mondays, Karthigai, Sankatahara Chathurthi, Rahu Kala Pooja on Fridays, Pradoshams, Amavasya, Theipirai Ashtami, Skanda Sashti and Aippasi Annabishekam are the other festivals celebrated here.

Religious Significance

This temple is considered as one of the temples participating in Saptha Sthana festival of Mayiladuthurai. The Saptha Sthana Temples of Mayiladuthurai are;

1.    Aiyarappar Temple, Mayiladuthurai

2.    Mayuranathaswami Temple, Mayiladuthurai

3.    Margasahayesvarar Temple, Moovalur

4.    Azhagiyanathar Temple, Sozhampettai

5.    Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Thula Kattam, Mayiladuthurai

6.    Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Sitharkadu

7.    Punugeeswarar Temple, Mayiladuthurai


People pray to Lord Shiva to get relief from anxiety & stress and to become rich. People pray to Ardhanareeswarar in koshta in removing obstacles in marriage.


Aiyarappar Temple,

Mayiladuthurai – 609 001

Mayiladuthurai District

Phone: +91 436 2260 332

Mobile: +91 94430 08104


The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Mayiladuthurai New Bus Stand, 1 Km from Mayiladuthurai Old Bus Stand, 3 Kms from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station, 35 Kms from Kumbakonam, 111 Kms from Puducherry Airport and 132 Kms from Trichy Airport. This temple is located to the west of Mayiladuthurai Mayuranathar Temple. Mayiladuthurai is situated on Kumbakonam to Poompuhar route. Mayiladuthurai is connected by rail with most important towns and cities in South India. 

Mayiladuthurai Junction railway station is located on the main line connecting the state capital Chennai with Trichy. The Mysuru – Mayiladuthurai Express connects Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and Trichy with Mysuru and Bengaluru. There are regular express trains that connect the city with major cities in the state like Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy. There are passenger trains that connects Mayiladuthurai with Thanjavur, Trichy, Thiruvarur, Chidambaram and Viluppuram.


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