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Agastheeswarar Temple - Agasthiyampalli, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)

In the town of Agathiyampalli, Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu , India, Agastheeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The presiding deity is revered in the canonical work of Tamil Saiva in the 7th century, the Tevaram, written by Tamil holy poets known as the Nayanmars and graded as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

  • Moolavar : Agastheeswarar
  • Amman / Thayar :  Soundaranayagi, Baagampriya Nayagi
  • Pathigam : Sambandar
  • Location: Agasthiyampalli, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.

There is a 3-tier Gopuram in the temple. The shrine of the presiding male deity is facing east and the shrine of the female deity is facing south.

It is believed that Sage Agasthiyar had camped at this sivasthalam and had a vision of the marriage of Lord Shiva to Parvati held at Mount Kailash ‘s residence.

Also affiliated with the temple at Tirumaraikkaadu (Vedaranyam) is the same legend of Agasthiyar having a glimpse of the marriage of Lord Shiva with Parvati.

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