Iravatheswarar Temple is a highly honored shrine located at Maelai Thirumananjeri close to Mayiladuthurai
, about 281 km south of Chennai
. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Lord Iravatheswarar. The temple enshrines separate niches for Lord Mathayaneswarar and Sugantha Kundalambigai. Thousands of devotees throng here during the major festival. Mayuranthar Shiva Temple is an ancient temple easily accessible from here. Major attractions nearby are Tranquebar
, Velankanni and Suriyanar Temple.
Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station
is the nearest railhead and Tiruchirapalli Airport
is the nearest airport.
[Source a (94) 12-Jan-05]