Agastheeswarar temple, Agathiyan Palli, Nagapattinam.  

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Agastheeswarar temple: Agathiyan Palli, Nagapattinam.

The place Agathiyan palli is about 48 Kms from Nagpattinam and about 3 Kms from Vedaranyam. This is One of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam The main Raja Gopuram is of three tiers.

Main Deity is swayambu Lingam known as Arulmigu Agatheeswarar and his consort known as Mangi Nayaki / Bagam piriyaal. Lord Siva is facing east and Ambal is facing towards west.

Agasthya Muni sanctum is seen next to Ambal sannidhi.

Sthala Vruksham is Atthi and Teertham known as Agni Pushkarani.

As we go around we see sanctum of Vinyakar,and Dakshina Moorthy, and Navagraham.

Importance of the temple is Yama, Worshiped in this place and attained Mukthi. The Navagraha’s are in a line facing towards same direction

Sthala Purana says Agasthiyar was asked to go towards Southern side during the marriage of Lord Siva and Parvathy to balance the earth. Agyasthiyar was blessed by Lord Siva to visualize the marriage ceremony of Lord Siva any time he thinks so.
Agathiyan Palli is one of the places where, Muni made a Siva Lingam and worshiped Lord Siva, Hence the main deity is known by his name as Agastheeswarar.

Kulasekara Pandian celebrated utsavam for Lord Siva, and he was cured of his ill health.

Stone inscriptions of Chola, Pandya, and Thirupuvana Chakkravarthy Veera Pandya Devar period are seen.

Thiru Gyana Sambandhar sang hymns on Lord Siva of this place.

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