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Aadi Ratneswarar Temple

Aadi Ratneswarar Temple is located at Tiruvaadaanai near Karaikkudi in Sivagangai District. It is a vast temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple, with a nine-tiered 130 ft high Rajagopuram is spread over an area of 10 acres. The principal deity is called Aadaanainathar. There are separate shrines for Goddess Anbayiammai, Surya and Chandikeswarar. The temple houses several sculptures and mandapams which include the Chokkatanchari mandapam with 291 carved pillars, well-spaced prakarams and imposing walls. The main festival is the annual Brahmotsavam celebrated in the month of Vaikasi (May-June). There is a separate festival for the Goddess in the month of Aadi (July-August). Arudra Darisanam and Kartikai Deepam are the other festivals conducted here.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Sivagangai


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