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Inmayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple - Tamilnadu

Inmayil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

Temple's Peculiarity

This age old temple is anchored in the heart of Madurai city; next to Meenakshi sundareswarar temple this temple is hailed. The lord here is created by the Lord Siva himself and a specialty in this temple is that; the main shrine faces the west.


Hundred decades ago the rule was framed that Meenakshi will rule the Madurai for 4 months and Shiva for 8 months, according to that Lord Siva came to throne after 4 months but before taking the empire he was advised to do Siva Pooja. Ergo Lord Shiva himself erected this Linga and did Siva Pooja to it naming the Linga as Abishta Vaadappadeswarar.

Temple Speciality:

IT is a rare sight to see Lord facing west and posing in worshipping form, but the devotees of this temple are lucky to witness the both. The devotees are allowed to have a rear side Dharshan as Lord Siva and Meenakshi are performing Pooja to the lingam.


Being a shaivite temple all Siva festivals are celebrated in grandeur. Amidst them Maha Shivaratri, Pradosham and Brahmotsavam are notable

How To Reach :

This temple is located in the heart of the Madurai city and is few yards away from the central bus stand and railway station.

Bus : All busses to Madurai Periyar central bus stand will take you to this temple.

Train : Madurai is the nearest railway station and the temple can be reached within ten minutes.

Airport : Madurai is the nearest airport.