(Last Updated on : 28/11/2009)
Tiruppunavayil temple is 7th of the Tevara Stalams in the Pandya region of Tamilnadu. The 4 Vedas, Bhrama , Lakshmi and Mahavishnu along with Indra, Surya, Chandra, Yama, Airavatam, Vasishta and Agasthyar worshipped Shiva here. There are 14 Shivalingams in this temple. It covers an area of 3 acres and much of the structure dates back to the Pandya period. Massive walls surround the temple and a Rajagopuram. The Nandi and the Shivalingam are huge and so is the vimanam crowning the sanctum. There are two entrances to the temple corresponding to the Shiva and the Ambal shrines. The niches around the Garbhagriham have Ganapati, Dakshinamurty and in place of Lingodbhava - Mahavishnu and Hanuman. The Nataraja Sabha is called the Sivagnana Sabha.The annual Bhrammotsavam is conducted in the month of Vaikasi.
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