Amuthalingeswarar Aruppukottai

Amuthalingeswarar, Aruppukottai

Saivite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Amuthalingeswarar, facing east


Amuthavalli Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Outer Prakaram – Vinayaka, Pazhani Andavar, Vaazhavanda Amman, Ayyappan. Inner Prakaram of Vishnu – Anjaneya, Chitraguptan, Ramanujar, Nammazhwar, Lakshmi Narasimhar, Lakshmi Hayagrivar, Garuda, Varadaraja Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi, Dasavatara, Renganadar, Narasimhar, Chakrathazhwar, Aadhikesava Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi, Venugopala, Pattabhisheka Ramar. Inner Prakaram of Shiva – Surya with consorts, Sage Agastya, 63 Nayanmar, Sapthamadhar, Vinayaka, Annapoorani, Sahasralingam, Panchalingam with consorts, Ashtothra Lingam, Sarabeswara, Muruga with consorts, Mahalakshmi, Saneeswara, Kalabhairava, Navagraha, Chandran with consorts, Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Durga, Chandikeswara. Sanctum of Amman – Icha Sakthi, Kriya Sakthi, Gnana Sakthi, Chandikeswari. Vallabha Ganapathi, Karpagavalli Amman, Arumugan

Amuthalingeswarar Aruppukottai is a large east-facing temple with a 7 tiered Rajagopuram in the eastern entrance. All four cardinal directions have entrances with 5 tiered Gopurams above them. These entrances are normally not open. Adjoining the Rajagopuram on its south side is another entrance with a beautiful Mukha Mandapam with shrines of Vinayaka and Muruga on either side. As you enter through Rajagopuram into the outer Prakaram there is a marble Vinayaka, a beautiful small theertham tank, and an amalgamation of Peepal and Neem trees. The Shiva sanctum is straight ahead of the Rajagopuram. On the south side of Shiva is a separate shrine for Lord Vishnu as Varadaraja Perumal in a separate Prakaram. He is about 5 feet tall and seen here standing with his consorts Sreedevi and Bhoodevi. There are several relief carvings around the Prakaram including Dasavatar, Renganadar, Venugopala, and Pattabhisheka Ramar. There are several deities in the Prakaram as mentioned above. Coming around the outer Prakaram you see the other gopurams on all the sides and shrines for Pazhani Andavar, Vaazhavanda Amman, and Ayyapan. Crossing a metal plated flagstaff, balipeedam, and a beautiful Nandi you enter the inner Prakaram of Lord Shiva. A Mahamandapam and Ardha Mandapam are before the main deity. The goddess shrine faces south and shares the Mahamandapam. All the other deities and their shrines are around the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity and the goddess. This is a beautifully maintained temple and a very peaceful time can be experienced here. Outside the temple, on the east side, a little distance away is the Temple Tank of Amuthalingeswarar Aruppukottai.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Theertham Tank, Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Amuthalingeswarar Aruppukottai is an old temple that has been built by the local Nadar community and has been constantly renovated and beautifully maintained. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Amuthalingeswarar Aruppukottai is in the center of Aruppukottai Town. Aruppukottai is 17 kilometers east of Virudhunagar and 45 kilometers south of Madurai.

Stay and Food

Aruppukottai has a few restaurants for food and a couple of small hotels for stay.

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