Shangumukheswarar Pazhayakayal

Shangumukheswarar, Pazhayakayal

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Shangumukheswarar, facing east


Kamalambikai, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga at entrances of both main deity and goddess sanctums. Nataraja, Navagraha, Bhairava. Sanctum niches – Dakshinamurthy, Durga, Chandikeswara

Shangumukheswarar Pazhayakayal is an east-facing temple situated in a single Prakaram. The entrance is from the east through a small gate. This is followed by a Nandi Mandapam, Maha Mandapam and Ardha Mandapam. The Goddess shrine is separate in the south side of the main deity and has a Maha Mandapam and Ardha Mandapam before the sanctum. Both the Ardha Mandapams are supported by 16 pillars.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Shangumukheswarar Pazhayakayal is an old temple built in the 14th Century CE during the reign of the Pandyas. There are fish symbols of the Pandyas engraved on the ceiling and wall.


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Shangumukheswarar Pazhayakayal is about 15 kilometers south of Thoothukudi in the Tiruchendur Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for stay and food are Thoothukudi and Tiruchendur depending on your travel plan.

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