Shanmuganadar Temple  

Viralimalai, Pudukkottai Dt


Main Deity : Shanmuganadar (Lord Murugan).

Ambal Valli : Devasena.

Holy Water : Naga Theertham.

Temple Tree : Virali chedi.

Prominence of the Shrine : It is said valli’s marriage was consecrated here. The main idol of Lord Muruga stands at 10 feet in height is something special.

Temple History : The stone inscription of the period of second Devarayar(1422-1446 AD)a successor of Vijayanagara empire are found here. The political chief of Devarayar 2 was ‘Azhagiya Manavala thevan’. He ruled over this region with Kathalur and perambur as the capital. Viralimalai was under his control. A kura tree was there in the place where the temple is now located. A hunter while chasing a tiger found it missing at the kura tree. As the tiger vanished suddenly the hunter thought there must be a god at this place. Worship was offered here Where the tree was earlier located,. Lord Muruga invited Arunagirinadhar Who was then in Vayalur to Viralimalai. Arunagirinadhar went there but he was unable to locate the place and was wandering there battled. Lord Muruga appeared as hunter and led him to the hill. As they reached the hill, the hunter vanished. Lord Murugan granted ‘Ashtasiddhi’ to Arunagiri at this shrine and 18 times in his ‘Thirupugazh’ shows how important this place is.

who worshipped here : Arunagiri Nathar

Poets who sang its praise : Arunagiri Nathar

Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 11.00 am.5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.

Temple Festivals : Vaikasi visagam-10 days , Thai poosam-10 days, kanda shashti-soora samharam, Aippasi-6 days, Arunagirinadhar music festival is celebrated in a grand manner. Apart from these there will be huge crowd on all auspicious days for Murugan on pongal, deepavali and New year’s day , the shrine will be overflowing with crowds of devotees.

Nearest Town : Trichy.

Address : Sri Shanmuganadhar Temple, Viralimalai 621 316, pudukkottai Dt.

Telephone Number : +91 4322 221084.

Hotels Near Shanmuganadar Temple, Viralimalai :

1. Sangam Hotel, (33.3 km from Temple)

Collector Office Road,Raja Colony,



2. Mayas Hotel, (37.4 km from Temple)

Chathram Bus stand, Trichy.

Phone: 2705717


3. Femina Hotel, (32.5 km from Temple)

109, Williams Road, Tiruchirappalli 620001,

Hotel Area: Trichy Central Bus Stand / Railway Junction Area

Tel : 0431 - 2414501.


4. SRM Hotel, (31.7 km from Temple)

Race Course Road, Khajamalai,



5. GRAND GARDENIA, (31.1 km from Temple)

22-25, Mannarpuram Junction, Sangillyandapuram

Mannarpuram, Sangillyandapuram,



Restaurants Near Shanmuganadar Temple, Viralimalai :

1. Shri Sangeetas, (32.1 km from Temple)

No. 2, V.O.C Road Near Central Bus Stand,



2. Ezham Suvai, (33.6 km from Temple)

Collector Office Road,Cantonment,



3. Vijay Food Court, (33.4 km from Temple)

9 , Reynolds road, Above reliance mart,

Cantonment,Tiruchirappalli- 620001.


4. DiMoRa, (35.8 km from Temple)

No B 29 & 30, 4th Floor, Ambigai City Center,

Shastri Road,Thennur,

Tiruchirappalli- 620018.


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