Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal

Pazhani Andavar, Thiruthangal

Other Temples - Virudhunagar District


Pazhani Andavar, facing east



Other Deities

Vinayaka, Veerabadhra, Pazhani Andavar, Idumban

Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal is a small east-facing temple on a small hillock about 100 feet high. A flight of steps leads up to the top where the sanctum sanctorum and the shrines are situated in a single spacious Prakaram. The main deity is the god of Pazhani (another hill temple) in a beautiful standing form. There is a common temple tank on the west side near the 108 Divya Desam temple. The Arjuna river flows some distance away on the northeast side of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank in the west side (common to the temples on this hillock)

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal is an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal was built a devotee of Lord Muruga called Arumugha Tambiran who used to travel to Palani carrying a Kavadi (offering) and returning back to Thiruthangal the same day. In his later days, he could not climb up the temple and he used to go a short distance and return. While on such a trip, Lord Murugan is believed to have showered gold coins in his route with which he built the Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal temple. The place where he breathed his last is today a mutt and the articles used by him are still kept there.


Pazhani Andavar Thiruthangal is 5 kilometers north of Sivakasi on the road to Virudhunagar. Behind Karunellinadar Thiruthangal is a 108 Divya Desan temple of Lord Vishnu and below is a Shiva Temple.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea shops. The closest is Sivakasi or Virudhunagar (25 kilometers) depending on your travel plans.

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