Sathuragiri Hills (சதுரகிரி மலைக்கோயில்)
Sathuragiri Hill has located 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. Two main temples namely Sri Sundara Mahalingam Temple and Sri Santhana Mahalingam Temple are situated on Sathuragiri Hills. At Santhana Mahalingam Temple, separate sanctums are found for 18 Siddhars, Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga, Navagrahas, Santhana Mahadevi (Sakthi), and Santhana Mahalingam (Lord Siva). Thousands of people visit Sathuragiri hills for aadi amavasai festival every year.
The Five Kaala Pooja are conducted according to the Kaarana Nagama Pooja system.
1 Kaalasandhi Pooja at 06:00 A.M
2 Uchikkala Poojaa (Noon Pooja) at 12:00 Noon
3 Saayaraksha Pooja (Sunset Pooja) at 04:00 P.M
4 Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja) at 07:00 P.M
There are many temples/sanctums in Sathuragiri and on the way to Sathuragiri. At the foothills (Vathirairuppu), we find temples of 1. Vinayagar/Ganesha, 2. RajaKali Amma, 3. Paechi Amma and 4. Karuppasamy. Of these, Paechi Amma and Karuppasamy were installed by Siddhars for guarding the southern side of the Hill.
On the way to Sathuragiri (after foothills till Sundara Mahalingam):
- Two sanctums of Sivalingams inside two separate caves at Kora Kunda (Gorakkar Cave)
- Two Lingams in a single sanctum called "Irattai Lingam" or Sankaran Narayan Lingams
- Vana Durgai Amma
- Pilavadi Karuppasamy
Pilavadi Karuppasamy & Kali, are the guardian of the Sathuragiri Hills. Vana Durgai Amma is the guardian of Sundaramahalingam temple. They safeguard the area from evil forces. The pradistai of these three guardian angels/gods were done by the Siddhas of Sathuragiri hill.
As the temple location is within the reserve forest area, permission is needed from the forest department to visit this place. People would be allowed only between 4 am to 4 pm on the permitted days.
Temple Administrative Office Postal Address
Arulmigu Sundhara Mahalingam Swamy Temple, 117/42 Agraharam Nadu Theru, Sathuragiri, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar District. PIN CODE: 626 132
Phone : 04563-288155,04563-293155
Mobile : 98422 97390
Official temple website: http://www.sathuragiritemple.tnhrce.in/