Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar Temple
Main Deity : Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar (Lord Shiva).
Ambal : Madhyapuri Nayagi(Goddess Parvathi).
Other Deities : Somaskandar.
Holy Water : Sri Pushkarani.
Temple Tree : Dasathala Vilvam (Vilva Tree - Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael)
Prominence of the Shrine The shrine faces the west direction at this temple. Behind the lingam (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Parvathy are in the sitting posture. This shrine is called ‘boologa Kailash’.
Temple History : Goddess Parvathi born as a daughter to a Pandya king ‘Malayadhvajan’. Parvathi was called at Madurai as Meenakshi. Lord Shiva married Parvathi, and become king of Madurai. . It has been an ancient custom to perform pooja to Shiva lingam, before assuming any important positions or initiating major tasks. Accordingly, the Lord appears here in a posture, performing pooja to the Shiva lingam. By Hindu belief, generally one gets absolved to the sins committed during the current birth in the next birth; however, worshipping the Lord here is believed to absolve the sins in the current birth itself. Hence the name ‘Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar’ for the deity.
Temple Timings : 6.15 am to 11.30 am and 4.30 pm to 9.30pm.
Temple Festivals :
Aavani: Shiva pooja;
Nearest Town : This temple is in Madurai city.
Address : Sri Immayilum Nanmai Tharuvar temple, Mela Masi street, Madurai 625 001.
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