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Sri Satyamurthy Perumal Thirumayam

This beautiful rock cut temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Pandiya naadu divyadesams. The temple is inside a huge fort and adjoining is the Sathyagiriswarar temple of Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is Sathyagiri nathan/Sathyamoorthy perumal with prayoga chakra and shanku in his hands and is swayambu moorthy. Adjoining it is the sannadhi for Meyyappar perumal who is lying on Adiseshan and gives darshan in sayana kolam. Meyyappar perumal is similar to Lord Ranganatha at Srirangam but is really huge in comparison. Also in the sannadhi are chitragupta, dharmaraj, brahma, several devas, rishis and asuras. Bhoomi devi thayar appears close to his feet. There is a seperate sannadhi for Ujjeevana thayar.

Thirumayam is around 20 kms from Tirupattur and 15 kms from Pudukottai. The temple is about a km from the main Tirupattur – Pudukottai state highway. One can get down at Thirumayam bus stand and either walk down from there or take an auto. The nearest station is Thirumayam on the Karaikudi-Pudukottai route. Nearest airport is Madurai around 90 kms away.

One can stay at Pudukottai or Karaikudi as there arent any good lodging facilities here.

There are seperate Sannadhis for

Sathyamoorthy perumal

Meyyappar perumal

Ujjeevana thayar


Lakshmi Narasimhar

Ramar, Sita, Lakshmana






Alwars Acharyas

Lot of nagars

Adhiseshan is said to have let off poisonous gas against the asuras , when the Lord in order the Lord should not be disturbed , when Lord woke up , He praised this gesture of Adhiseshan . Here the Lord in sleeping posture . Its said this Lord gave dharshan to Satya Maharishi and Adhiseshan after their deep penance in this place .

Just next to the temple is that of Sathyagirishwarar- Lord Shiva and the girivalam is possible only if the two temples are combined .

There are lot of stone sculptures in the temples as in Mahabalipuram .

 The idol of Thirumeyyar is probably the largest one in sleeping posture in India .

 Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord .

Thirumayam sri Satyamurthy Perumal temple entrance
Inside the temple
Meyyappar Perumal
Freedom fighter Satyamurthys Manimandapam close by the temple
Side view of the temple
The temple corridor
Satyamurthy Perumal

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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