About Temple:Rathnagiriswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Thirumarugal, 10 km East of Nannilam, Near Nagapatnam, Tamil Nadu in India. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where two of the most revered Nayanars, Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have sung the glories of this temple.
Moolavar : Ratnagiriswarar – Manicka Vannar
Amman / Thayar : Vanduvar Kuzhali
Thala Virutcham : Vazhai (Plantain) - Marugal
Theertham : Lakshmi – Manicka Theertham
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Marugal
Location : Marugal, Nagapattinam,Tamil Nadu.
It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have sung the glories of this temple.
This is the 197th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 80th sthalam on the south side of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu.
This is one of the temples where Lord Shiva enacted his 64 holy plays (Thiruvilayadal).
Thirumarugal derived its name from a plantain named Marugal, a type of banana tree found inside the northern-side of the Rathnagiriswarar temple since time immemorial.
The specialty of the plantain is that it will not grow anywhere else if its branch is cut and planted.
The place is also called ‘Kadalivana Kshethram’ in Sanskrit.
This is one of the Mada Kovils built by Kochengata Cholan. The temple was renovated nearly 50 years ago and efforts are being made to restore it to its past glory.
The great Tamil scholar, S. Dandapani Desigar, has written a monologue on the temple.
Proceed towards Nagapattinam.
Then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Dutch Fort.
Sikkal Singaravelar Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then Proceed towards Rathnagiriswarar Temple, Thirumarugal,
Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple.
Nellukadai Mariamman Temple.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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