Main Deity : Uma Maheswarar.
Ambal : Rajarajeswari.
Holy Water : Sathyapushkarani.
Holy tree : Bamboo. (Sathya Virusha).
Prasadam : Offering.
Prominence of shrine : In the 7th century A.D. about 1300 years ago this temple was built during the period of Mahendravarma Pallava and Narasimha Varma Pallava. It is great example of unity between Shivites and Vaishnavites 1300 years ago as the Shiva and Vishnu temples are located together within this mountain temple.
Special Features : As a mark of unity among the Saiva and Vaishnava, this
temple boasts of shrines for Lord Siva and Lord Perumal in the cavern of the same mountain.
Temple History : This temple belongs to the Cavernous type of temple as it is a temple built by hollowing into a mountain. The holy tree of the temple is Bamboo. This place is also known as ‘Venuvanam’ as a result. The name of Ambal here is ‘Venuvaneswari’. There is a holy pond here called ‘Sathya Pushkarani’. Here the ‘Chandran’ (Moon God) worshipped and hence the name ‘Chandrapushkarani’. The sculptures here bear testimony to it. In this temple there are two shrines each for Lord Siva and Ambal. It is said they were built during the period of Sundarapandian as also during the period of Mahendravarma Pallava and Narasimhavarma Pallava. Inscriptions found in the temple speak of these. This temple is under the control of the Archaelogical Survey of India. However the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department also manages the usual affairs.
Address : Sri Sathyagireeswarar Temple, Thirumayam, Pudukkottai District.
Nearest Town :Thirumayam, Pudukkottai.
Special Poojas : Tamil Month Chithirai 10 days Brahmothsavam on New Moon days special poojas. Tamil Month Aadi 10 days Festival Aadi pooram is special. Apart from these Pradosham, Sivarathri and Girivalam (going around the mountain) are special occasions.
Hotels Near Sathyagireeswarar Temple, Thirumayam :
1.Chidambara Vilas Chettinad, (4.1 km from Temple)
Ramachandrapuram, Kadiapatti | Off Thirumayam Fort,
ph :095855 56431.
2.Saratha Vilas Heritage Home in Chettinad, (13.3 km from Temple)
832 main road, Kothamangalam,
Kariakudi taluk, Tamil Nadu 630105.
3.Chettinadu Narayana Vilas, (9.5 km from Temple)
Near Raja Palace,Raja Front Street,
Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu 630103,
ph no:04565 283 199.
4.Hotel Sathyam, (19 km from Temple)
1 Sathyamoorthy Road,Pudukkottai,
5.Visalam, (9.2 km from Temple)
7/1 - 143, Local Fund Road,LF Road,
Kanadukathan, Tamil Nadu 630103
Restaurants Near Sathyagireeswarar Temple, Thirumayam :
1.Appus Curis Family Restaurant, (18.2 km from Temple)
No : 5/p, Poonga Nagar, Rajagopalapuram,
Railway Station Road, Near State Bank Poonga Nagar,
Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu 622003,
ph no:04322 261 541
2.Shri Aiswarya Restaurant, (19.7 km from Temple)
Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu 622001.