Masilamani Nathar Temple – Mayiladuthurai
Masilamani Nathar Temple, also known as Mayuranasaswamy Temple, is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for its beautiful architecture and historical significance, the temple attracts devotees and tourists from all over the country and the world. The temple complex is characterized by an impressive gopuram (ornate entrance tower), intricate carvings and a sacred shrine. The annual festival called Masi Magam is a famous festival celebrated in the temple during the Tamil month of Masi (February-March), when devotees gather for rituals, rituals and leadership. The festival is an act of faith and spirituality as well as temple culture.
History of Masilamani Nathar Temple
Masilamani Nathar Temple is more than 700 years old. This temple was built by the Pandiya king Maravarman Kulasekara Pandiyan I in 1306. The king suggested on having structure of the temple to be built in the combination of Tamil and Chinese architectural styles and was designed to attract Chinese traders and tourists who visited India during that time.
Speciality of Masilamani Nathar Temple
A special feature of the Masilamani Nathar temple is its association with the legend of St. Agastya, a saint in Hindu mythology. According to tradition, Saint Agastya is believed to have worshiped Lord Shiva at the holy place.
Temple timings – General Timings
It is suggested to wear traditional dress like saree, kurti for women and dhotis, shirt for men.
How to reach Masilamani Nathar Temple?
By Air – Pondicherry airport is the nearest to reach Masilamani Nathar Temple covering 110 km.
By Train – Mayiladuthurai Railway station is the nearest junction to reach Masilamani Nathar Temple.
By Road- All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Nagapattinam through NH 32, NH45, NH226, NH66.
1. Is there any sight-seeing place near Masilamani Nathar Temple?
Yes there is Dansborg fort that is located 30 km away from Masilamani Nathar Temple.
2. Is there a beach near Masilamani Nathar Temple?
Yes, there is Tarangambadi beach located 30 km away from Masilamani Nathar Temple.
3. Is there any hotels near Masilamani Nathar Temple?
Yes there are good hotels like Krishna residency and hotel million day near Masilamani Nathar Temple.
4. What is the famous place near Masilamani Nathar Temple?
Poompuhar beach is a famous sight-seeing place near Masilamani Nathar Temple.
5. What is the famous festival in Masilamani Nathar Temple?
Maha Shiva Ratri is famous in Masilamani Nathar Temple.