Virudhunagar Temples

Bhuminathaswamy Temple

Tiruchuli is located on the southern bank of Gundar. The Bhuminathaswamy temple at Tiruchuli is counted among the 14 famous Shaiva centers in Pandya nade. It is located 40 Km. East from Virudhunagar, 45 Km South from Madurai. Name of God is Bhuminathar, Goddess is Thunaimalai Amman. Its deity has been venerated in the hymns sung by Shaivite Nayanar Sundaramoorthy and Sekkilar. The temple has undergone extensive renovations and the present complex accommodates a number of shrines built over time within the high boundary walls constructed during the reign of Muthuramalinga Setupati.

Guhanparai

Guhanparai is located on the road to Kalugumalai fromVembakkottai. A small hillock to the west of the village is called Guhanparai and the village lakes on the same nomenclature. There is a small natural casern at the loot of the hillock, which is believed to have been used as a shelter by Jain monks. A 10th century AD Vatteluttu inscription on a rock of the hillock states that a monastery Munnurruvarperumpalli was established in the name of Munnurruvar kovilpillaigal (servants of the palace).

Irukkangudi

Irukkangudi is located to the east of Salter, at the confluence of the Arjuna nadi and the Vaippar. The Mariamman koil, located close to the confluence, is a popular spot for devotees. The Panguni Uttiram is an important festival celebrated in the month of Panguni 21 days.

Arul Migu Thirumeni Nadha Swamy Temple

This is situated on the State Highways of Srivilliputur to Parthipanur. This temple is ten of the Pandyas Thalam out of fourteen in Tamil Nadu. This temple has 9 kinds of Theerthas and 8 kinds of lingas.

Pallimadam

Pallimadam is situated on the outskirt of Tiruchuli on the eastern bank of the river Gundar. Sundara Pandya , a 10th century AD Pandya ruler, famous for his erudition, died while visiting Pallimadam. He was buried there and his younger brother Vira Pandya (AD 946-966) erected a sculptural shrine (pallipadai) liver his grave. The temple was known as Pallippadai Sundara Palldya Isvaramudayar koil. It is now called Kalainathaswamy koil. The name Pallippadai has over the years been corrupted to Pallimadam. This sepulchral temple is the only one of its kind in Pandya Nadu.

Parsakthi Mariamman Koil

The Mariamman temple in the town was constructed in 1923, The Panguni Uttiram, celebrated in Tamil month of Panguni for 21 days at this temple, is the main festival of the town and its surrounding.

 

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