Mayuranathar Temple is a famous shrine, situated at Mayiladuthurai
, in Nagapattinam District
of Tamil Nadu
The temple is a unique blend of fine sculpture and exquisite architecture; it is designed with a beautiful tank and features several gopurams and mandapams. The temple has a nine-tiered 165 ft high Rajagopuram with 5 prakarams. There are 14 vimanas with numerous stucco images.
The sculptures of Lord Ganesh, Nataraja, Dakshinamurthy, Shiva-Uma-Alinganamurti, Lingodbhavar, Brahma, Ganga Visarjanamurti, Durga and Bhikshatanar from the period of Sembiyan Mahadevi (10th century) have been well preserved in the niches.
Inscriptions from the Imperial Chola period can be found in the temple.
Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June).
Tula Utsavam, celebrated here, attracts thousands of devotees from far and near. Brahmotsavam, celebrated here in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June), is another major draw.