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Pushpavaneswarar Temple (Poovananathar Temple)

Pushpavaneswarar temple (also called Poovananathar temple or Thirpoovanam temple) in Thirupuvanam, a village in Sivaganga district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

  • Moolavar : Pushpavaneswarar, Poovananathar
  • Amman / Thayar : Soundaryanayaki, Minnanayal
  • Thala Virutcham : Jack tree
  • Theertham : Vaigai, Manikarnikai
  • Agamam / Pooja :Pujas are performed six times a day in thetemple. Aaru Kala Puja.
  • Old year : 1000-2000 years old
  • Historical Name : Tirupoovanam
  • Location  : Tirupuvanam, Sivaganga,Tamil Nadu.

There is a five-tier Gopura Tower at the entrance of the temple. Lord Shiva graces the body of Rudraksha. Shivalinga in the temple has a trident sign.
Mother Soundaryanayaki graces from the right of the Lord.

There are five theerthas in the temple of which Manikarnigai is distinct from others.
As he drank Manikarnigai theertham first, Sage Agasthya was able to drink the entire sea water.

This the place where king Nala, Brahmma, Vishnu, Sage Gautama, Sun, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sage Agasthya, Goraka Siddha worshipped Lord Shiva, according to scriptures.

At the first glance the temple resembles a 20th century structure but a walk through the praharas reveals its history dating to 7th century CE.

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