Sathuragiri Hills or Chathuragiri otherwise known as ' SUNDARA MAHALINGAM ' is situated 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. The name Sathuragiri came from Chathur (4) Veda (Vedas) Giri (Hill), where all the four Vedas met and formed the hill. Another meaning is that the whole mountain is in square (Chathuram) in shape so the name Chathuragiri. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God. It is otherwise also called as Mahalingam Hill.This is also called as "Siddargal boomi". 18 Siddhas were used to live here. abode of god was bending position ..another god calls santhana mahalingam...up to 4 km periya mahalingam statue in forest..and rivers..navagraga stone in top of hill.The divine place Sathuragiri is surrounded by four hills, hence its name Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri. To reach Sathuragiri, pilgrims will have to reach Thaanipaarai via Vathrairuppu. Thaanipaarai is situated at the foothill of the mountains that leads to Sathuragiri hills. Vathrairuppu is Thaanipaarai’s closest town and the distance between the two is between 8-10 kms. The nearest Railway Station is located at Srivilliputhur.Madurai and Tenkasi are the other railway stations located close to Sathuragiri. Pilgrims travelling by air will have to reach Madurai, Tamilnadu and continue their travel by road.
One day Lord Shiva, disguised as a Sivanadiyar (Devotee of Siva) came to the temple and struck conversation with the priest. After some time, both the priest and Lord Siva started to discuss on the origins of the temple. The priest replied that the temple is eons old and the land on which the temple is, belongs to a wealthy landlord and he (the priest) takes care of the temple. Hearing this the Sivanadiyar (Lord Siva) laughs and claims that the land belongs to him. The priest, knowing that the land belongs to the landlord, starts questioning the motives of the Sivanadiyar (Lord Siva). To prove that he is the owner of the land, the Sivanadiyar (Lord Siva) grants the priest to take how much ever land he wants for the temple.
|1.||Ushakkala Pooja (Sun Rise Pooja)||06:00 A.M|
|2.||Kaalasandhi Pooja||07:00 A.M|
|3.||Uchikkala Poojaa (Noon Pooja)||12:00 Noon|
|4.||Saayaraksha Pooja (Sunset Pooja)||06:00 P.M|
|5.||Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja)||08:00 P.M|
Morning : 05.30 AM To 12.30 P.M
Evening : 04.00 PM To 08.00 P.M
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