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Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple (ஸ்ரீ திருவேங்கடம் உதயன் கோயில்) Ariyakudi

Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple

Moolavar : Tiruvengadam Udayan
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : Sridevi, Bhoodevi
Thala Virutcham : –
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Ariyakudi
District : Sivaganga
State : Tamil Nadu



Tirumanjanam on Chithirai first day and Lord’s procession on Full Moon day in the same month (April-May) Brahmmotsavam in Vaikasi (May-June), Aadi Pooram in July-August, Gokhulashtami in August-September, Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Wedding Festival to Lord and Mother on Panguni Uthiram in March-April, are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple’s Speciality:

Perumal in the temple is Swayambumurthy. That Garuda the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu graces with two lions on each side is the speciality in the temple.

Opening Time:

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple, Ariyakudi, Sivaganga district.


+91 -4565 – 231 299

General Information:

Famous Vinayaka temple in Pillayarpatti is 15 km from this temple.


Devotees pray for removal of obstacle in marriage talks, for child boon and excellence in academic pursuits.

Thanks giving:

Devotees perform Tirumanjanam with vastras to Perumal and Mother.

Greatness Of Temple:

It is considered a distinct change in the tradition and a speciality that Garuda the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu graces with two lions on each side. Special pujas are performed to Garuda on Swati star days each month and a special puja on the Swati Star day in the month of Aadi (July-August) called Maha Swati, the birth day of Garuda.

Knowing that procession deities are supplied by Srirangam temple during Sri Ramanuja’s time, one Sevukan Chettiar took efforts to get Tiruvengamudayan worshipped by the Acharya for this temple. The Sadari (Padukas or feet of the Lord) was brought from Tirupati and Agni (fire) from Tirumayam to start the temple work. Since then, the place came to be known as Ariyakudi (rare land) and Then Tirupathi (Tirupati of South).

Temple History:

This is a famous Vaishnava place established by Nattukottai Nagarathar community. Sevukan Chettiar, belonging to this community was a staunch Vishnu devotee. Those who visit him use to place their contributions in the hundi. Each year Chettiar used to carry the accumulated money on his head and place it at Tirupati temple. He walked the whole distance. As he grew old, on one such trip, he fainted on the way.

Lord appeared before him and said that he need not walk at this age and that He would come to his place Himself. Lord asked Chettiar to go towards west and he would spot His place there. He found a Tulsi plant and a coconut shell where the temple now stands. While curing the land for building the temple, the idol of the presiding deity was found. As the devotees did not want to install Perumal alone without His consorts as in Tirupati, He was installed with Sridevi and Bhoodevi.

Special Features:

Location :
This Ariyakudi temple is 4 km from Karaikudi on the Rameswaram Road. Buses and autos are available from Karaikudi.

Near By Railway Station :

Near By Airport :

Accomodation :


Malar Hotel: +91-4565-239 604

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Sukham International: +91-4565-237 051

Golden Singar Lodge: +91=4565-235 521

Welcome Tourist Lodge: + 91-4565-237 810

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