Sivakozhuntheeswarar Tiruchendur

Sivakozhuntheeswarar, Tiruchendur

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Sivakozhuntheeswarar, facing east


Anandavalli, facing east

Other Deities

Kalayana Vinayakar, Lakshmi, Pallikonda Perumal, Dakshinamurthy

Sivakozhuntheeswarar Tiruchendur is a large east-facing temple that is entered from the east through 2 long corridor mandapams, one is a street with shops. The second corridor is shorter and followed by a huge mandapam which leads you into the large and long outer Prakaram. The Sanctum of the main deity is preceded by a Mahamandapam and an Ardha Mandapam. The temple has 2 Prakarams. The goddess shrine is a separate east-facing one. There are many nicely carved pillars in the Mandapams and the one inside the prakaram has Yaalis, idols, warriors, and others carved on its pillars.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sivakozhuntheeswarar Tiruchendur is an ancient temple, as old or even older than the nearby famous Tiruchendur Murugan temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Sivakozhuntheeswarar Tiruchendur is in the middle of Tiruchendur town in a congested area. Parking is very difficult, we recommend you leave your vehicle in the Tiruchendur Murugan temple parking area and take a local auto to reach Sivakozhuntheeswarar Tiruchendur.

Stay and Food

Tiruchendur is a pilgrimage town and has many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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