Thirusakthimuttam Temple

About Place:

This Sivastalam is situated at Sathi Mutram close to Patteeswaram also called Pazhayarai. The presiding deity is Sivakkozhuntheesar and the Ambal is Periyanayaki. The Theertham is Satthi Mutra Vaavi. The Pathigam is composed by Appar. Legend has it that Siva appeared as a huge column of light “Jyotiswaroopam” in front of Parvati while she meditated upon him and later she embraced him. Hence the deity is also called Sivakkozhundeeswarar and Sathi Mutham. An image of Siva and Parvati in the embracing posture, associated with the legend, is enshrined in the temple. The shrines for Natarajar and the Sarabeswarar are of importance here. Appar is said to have prayed to surrender at the feet of Siva. The annual Brahmotsavam falls during the Tamil month of Chittirai.


Patteeswaram, Tamil Nadu 612703, India

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