(Last Updated on : 14/11/2009)
Sirukudi Temple is situated at a place(Sirkudi) that is 60th in the series of Tevara Stalams located south of the river Kaveri. Shiva is portrayed here as Santoshaalinganamoorthy.
Garudan, Mars and the Gandharvas worshipped in this shrine known as Sookshmapuri. Legend has it that Parvati worshipped Shiva in the form of a Shivalingam made with a handful of earth hence the name siru-pidi changed to Sirukudi. The Shivalingam here is a prithvilingam and so no Abhishekam is offered. The image of Santoshaalinganamurthy is of great significance here. Also called Mangalambika, worshipping here on Tuesdays is considered auspicious.
This east facing temple has a three-tiered Rajagopuram. There are shrines here to Mangalavinayakar and Subramanyar.
: Maasimagam and Arudra Darisanam festivals are celebrated here.