Irumbai Maagalam

Irumbai Maagalam

Padal Petra Sthalam, Villupuram District


Magala Nadar, Makaleswarar, facing east, Suyambulingam (self occuring)


Kuyilmozhiammai, Madhurasundaranayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Arumuga, Nataraja, Sivakamiammai, Dakshinamurthy, Durga, Chandikeswara

Irumbai Maagalam is an east facing temple with entrance from the south and does not have a Rajagopuram. There is a temple tank in the east. The Lingam has a notable depression on top (see mythology below).

Holy water (Theertham) – Magala Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Punnai (Calophyllum inophyllum)


Irumbai Maagalam is more than 1300 years old. Thevaram hymns have been rendered by Thirugnanasambandar (7th Century CE).


The shivalingam here at Irumbai Maagalam is believed to have erupted into three parts owing to a song in anger against the people by Kaduveli Sidhdhar for making fun of him when he touched the feet of a prostitute to fit her fallen Salangai. Upon their regret he sang another song and two of the parts joined back leaving the third one which fell in a nearby village called Kazhuveli.


Irumbai Maagalam is off the Tindivanam to Pondichery Highway at the Panchavati bypass about 12 kilometers before Pondichery near Auroville

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Tindivanam or Pondichery

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