Chockanadar Thirumangalam

Chockanadar, Thirumangalam

Saivite Temples, Madurai District


Chokkanadar, facing east


Meenakshmi Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Surya, Usha and Chayadevi, Naagar, Anjaneya, Mahaganapati, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeswara, Muruga with consorts, Navagrahas, Yoga Saneeswarar, Kalabairavar, Kasi Viswanadar, Visalakshi, Chandarn, Ashtabhuja Durga

Chockanadar Thirumangalam is an old east facing small temple recently renovated.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Akashaganga

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilvam (Aegle marmelos)


Chockanadar Thirumangalam dates back to the ancient days and a few kings are said to have built it, but the exact information is not available as of now.


A Vilvam and Neem tree are together in Chockanadar Thirumangalam, representing the Arthanareeswara form of the Lord, with a Vinayaka below who is revered as if sitting on their lap. The sacred Hindu symbol of wedlock, Thirumangalyam, was made out of gold here at Chockanadar Thirumangalam by the Devas for the lord and Meenakshi’s wedding in Madurai and the place was named Tirumangalyapuram which in later days has changed to Tirumangalam.


Chockanadar Thirumangalam is in the middle of Thirumangalam town, which is about 18 kilometers south west of Madurai.

Stay and Food

Tea and snack shops available locally.

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