Meenakshi Sundareswarar Nambipuram

Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Nambipuram

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Sundareswarar, facing east


Meenakshi Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, with consorts, Saneeswara, Navagraha, Bhairava. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Durga, Chandikeswara

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Nambipuram is a small east-facing temple that has an entrance gate in the south. The gate on the east side is kept closed. A little distance away to the east is the memorial of Karmiga Swamy Sidhdhar who attained salvation here at Meenakshi Sundareswarar Nambipuram. The Vaippar River runs east of the temple. Nearby is an ancient Perumal temple in a dilapidated condition awaiting well-wishers to revive it.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Vaippar River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Meenakshi Sundareswarar Nambipuram is an old temple built by Karmiga Swamy Sidhdhar whose memorial is on the east side outside in the banks of the Vaippar River. He passed away as the temple was being built. The temple was in a dilapidated condition and a group of Saivite Devotees took it up for renovation. Having done the service a couple with their children decided to stay in this village and continue as caretakers. There is a Perumal temple also nearby in a dilapidated condition requiring urgent attention from well-wishers. Interested people can contact Srinivasa Ramanuja Das on 8220420137 to perform service and participate in the renovation. We do not recommend direct financial contributions to individuals anywhere on our website.


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Ettaiyyapuram is about 45 kilometers from Thoothukudi on the Madurai Highway. It is about 16 kilometers east of Kovilpatti. About 15 kilometers after Ettaiyapuram, on the Madurai Highway and before crossing the Vaippar River Bridge, take a right. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Nambipuram is 4 kilometers in this small road running on the west side of the Vaippar River.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Kovilpatti.

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