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Sirkazhi Attractions - Tourist Places To Visit In Sirkazhi

  • 01Sattanathaswamy Temple

    Sattanathaswamy Temple

    Sattanathaswamy Temple, located in the Brahmapureeswarar Temple Complex, is one of the major pilgrimage centres in Sreekazhi. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in his Bhairava form. The temple has a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Brahmapureeswarar Temple.

    The imposing gopurams (towers) and mandapams (shrines) showcase the typical traditional Hindu temple architectural motifs and styles. The courtyard is spacious and often devotees sit here for hours together for meditation and relaxation.

    During Maha Shivaratri, this temple is flocked by devotees from far and near. There are many other temples in Seerkazhi which makes it a temple town which brings together people, faith, religion and god.

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  • 02Kazheesirama Vinnagaram

    Perumal Kazheesirama Vinnagaram Temple is a Hindu temple, located in Sirkazhi in the Nagapattinam district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narayana or Lord Vishnu. The temple is included among the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu celebrated by the 12 “Alwars” (poet saints). It is about half mile away from the Sirkazhi station.

    Lord Vishnu in his Vamana Avatar is installed in the mandapam placed infront of the major sanctum. The deity is shown as receiving alms in the right hand, holding the wooden umbrella in the left arm and with a Salagrama garland around his neck. Nearby is Saint Tirumangai Azhwar with his anklet and Vel on the feet.

    Those performing Vastu Puja offer the sand from their land at the saint’s feet praying for good luck and success. One can also see a sanctum of Lord Rama in the prakara, and there is another shrine of Sri Anjaneya outside the temple.

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  • 03Brahmapureeswarar Temple

    Brahmapureeswarar Temple

    Brahmapureeswarar Temple is the most famous temple in Sirkazhi. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and his entourage Thirumala Nayaki. The temple has three shrines of Lord Shiva. It also has two other main deities called Thoniappar and Sattainathar.

    The Brahmapureeswarar Temple has 22 different ‘theerthams’ or pilgrim sites, and one of the main teerthams is the Brahma Tirtha. The magnificent temple is surrounded by Gopurams (tall towers) on each side.

    According to legends, once Lord Brahma had a phase of arrogance and pride after having sent Bali Chakravarti to hell. To avoid the undesirable consequences this would bring about, Lord Shiva posing as a hunter made him his target to bring down his pride. Brahma realized his folly and repented. It all happened at this site and, therefore, the name Brahmapureeswarar Temple.

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  • 04Brahma Tirtha

    Brahma Tirtha

    Brahma Tirtha is one of the 22 sacred ‘tirthas’ located inside the Brahmapureeshwarar temple. This is the very tirtha where Lord Brahma, it is believed, offered his prayer to Lord Shiva. This tirtha is located near a sacred pond, and devotees come from distant lands to get ablution from their sins.

    Devotees believe that a dip in the sacred water of this pond would purify not only the body, but also the mind. It is believed that a dip in this Tirtha purifies the body and mind. Every year thousands of devotees come to the Brahma Tirtha to cleanse their body and mind off their mortal sins.

    The temple authorities maintain and run the temple smoothly to keep it fit to handle the inflow of devotees who visit every year.

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  • 05Gopalakrishnan Temple - Thirukavalampadi

    Gopalakrishnan Temple - Thirukavalampadi

    The Gopalakrishnan Temple in Thirukavalampadi is open every day twice - from 8 am to 11.30 am (morning) and from 5 pm to 7 pm (evening). The temple is dedicated to the deity Gopalakrishnan Perumal with his wives Rukmini and Satyabhama standing beside him.

    This is the place where Krishna offers darshan along with Rukmini and Satyabhama and is considered to be as sacred as Dwarka by the devotees. Legend has it that once Lord Krishna was in search of the parijata flower for his wife Satyabhama and lord Shiva instructed him to go to the lake by this temple, which was supposed to be full of this magical flower.

    Thus, the temple came to being called the Thatamalar poikai. This temple is considered as one of the Divya Desams - one of the 108 sacred temples of which the Alwars sang about.

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  • 06Tirukkolakka Shabdapureesar Temple

    Tirukkolakka Shabdapureesar Temple

    Tirukkolakka Shabdapureesar Temple gets its name because it is located in Tirukkolakka, and the presiding deity is Lord Shiva in his Shabdapureesar form. This is the 15th Tevara Stalangal where Shiva in the form of Shabdapureesar is worshipped. There is another shrine in the temple where Goddess Osai Kodutha Nayaki is worshipped.

    This shrine covers almost three quarters of an acre. The Surya Tirtham or the Sun pilgrim site lies right in front of the chief shrine of Lord Shabdapureesar. This tirtham is the site of the Tirumullaivayal Utsavam which is celebrated by thousands of devotees during the month of Chithra.

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