Monday, November 29, 2021

Malaiya Kovil Temple Complex, Pudukottai

Malaiya Kovil Temple Complex, Pudukottai

Malaiya Kovil Temple Complex is a group of Hindu Temples located in Malaiya Kovil Village near Nachandupatti in Thirumayam Taluk in Pudukottai District of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple complex mainly consists of two temple groups namely Hill Temples (Mela Kovil) and Foot Hill Temples (Keezha Kovil). The Foot Hill Temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva while the hill temples is dedicated to Murugan.


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The Temple Complex

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Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.30 PM to 08.30 PM.


Thai Poosam is the most famous festival celebrated here. It attracts huge number of devotees from nearby districts. Thiruppadi Pooja, Panguni Uthiram and Karthigai Deepam are also celebrated here. Girivalam is performed during Pournami in this temple. Devotees circumbulate the hill in Pournami.


It is believed that by worshipping west facing Lord Shiva in southern cave temple will relieve one from Brahmmahathi dosha. By worshipping Lord Shiva along with Valampuri Vinayaga on Pradosham days would remove obstacles in their works. Devotees pray to Lord Murugan for child birth.


The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Nachandupatti Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Nachandupatti, 10 Kms from Namanasamudram, 10 Kms from Namanasamudram Railway Station, 13 Kms from Thirumayam, 17 Kms from Pudukkottai, 24 Kms from Ponnamaravathi, 59 Kms from Trichy Airport, 69 Kms from Trichy and 102 Kms from Madurai. The Temple is situated at about 3 Kms from Nachandupatti on Pudukkottai – Namanasamudram – Ponnamaravathi route.