Easwaramudayar Korkai

Easwaramudayar, Korkai

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Easwaramudayar, facing east


Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Nandi, Vinayaka

Easwaramudayar Korkai is a small east-facing temple situated in a single small Prakaram. The old temple is in a beautiful and peaceful location. No other deities were found. The Goddess idol is inside the mandapam. The temple is also called Akkasalai Sri Easwaramudayar Temple. The sanctum sanctorum is constructed with stone from bottom to top with a single stone for the Vimaanam in Nagara style.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Easwaramudayar Korkai is an ancient temple as is evident from the inscriptions found around the walls of the sanctum sanctorum. There are 4 inscriptions here dating back to Kulothunga Chola I (regnal years 1070 – 1122 CE). From these, it has been understood that this place was called Kudanattu Korkai and Maduroydayanallur in the olden days. The inscriptions mention the name of the main deity as Akkasalai Isvaramudaya Mahadevar and Akkasalai Iswaramudaiyar. Another inscription found here belongs to Jatavarman Sri Vallabha (1090 – 1116 CE) during his second regnal year, 1092 CE on the south wall of Easwaramudayar Korkai.


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Nageswaramudayar Nallur is about 19 kilometers southwest of Thoothukudi. On the Tiruchendur road while going from Thoothukudi, take a right after Pazhayakayal in the road going to Agaram and Maaramangalam. Proceeding after the Maramangalam Shiva Temple will take you to Easwaramudayar Korkai. This is a small road and care is required.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Thoothukudi (19 kms) and Tiruchendur (26 kms) depending on your travel plan.

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