Sikkal Singaravelan Temple Nagapattinam

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple is a popular Murugan temple located near Nagapattinam, in Tamil Nadu. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva as Navaneetheswarar. However, primary importance is given to Lord Subrahmanya Swamy here. The temple is regarded as an unofficial 7th Padaiveedu of Muruga, along with the other Arupadaiveedu shrines (6 homes of Lord Muruga). Another uniqueness of Singaravelan Temple is that both Shiva and Vishnu (Venaipperuman) deities in the same temple complex.

The goddess of Singaravelavar Subrahmanya Temple is known as Velnedunganni. The temple has separate sannidhis for Pillayar, Maha Lakshmi, Bhairava, sixty three Nayanmars, Nataraja, Lord Surya and Lord Chandra. The sthala vriksha (sacred tree) here is jasmine. According to a popular belief, the place was once a beautiful jasmine forest and due to it pleasant smell Kamadenu used to live here. The temple features three holy tanks named Ksheera, Gaya and Lakshmi.

Temple Significance

It is said that Lord Muruga received his divine Vel from his mother Goddess Parvati at Sikkal. Murugan killed the demon Surapadman with Vel at Tiruchendur the next day. The Shiva Linga of the temple was made by Sage Vasishta with butter obtained from the milk of the divine cow Kamadhenu for worship. Sage Vasishta, Viswamitra Maharshi, Kamadenu and Suryavamsha Emperor King Muchukunda (son of King Mandhata) has done worship in this holy shrine.


Soorasamharam is the most important festival celebrated in the temple. Skanda Sashti (in Aippasi month) and Chitrai Brahmotsavam are other festivals conducted with religious significance. On every m month Karthigai nakshatra special poojas are conducted on the temple.

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple Nagapattinam

Temple Timings

The temple worship timings are from 5.30 AM to 12.30 PM and evening: 4.30 PM to 9.00 PM.

How to Reach

Sikkal Singaravelan Temple is located 5 km west of Nagapattinam on the Nagapattinam - Tiruvarur route. The temple is 6 km east of Kilvelur and 18 km east of Thiruvarur.

Nearby Shrines

Soundararajan Perumal Temple (5 km), Nellukadai Mariamman Temple (6 km) and Agastheeswarar Temple (7 km) are other popular temples to visit located nearby.

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Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple Vattiyoorkavu

Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple is a famous Goddess temple located in Vattiyoorkavu, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The temple around 500 years old is managed by family of the "Kalari guru" of the erstwhile Ettuveettil Tharavaad. The temple enshrines Goddess Chamundeswari Devi, the fierce form of Durga.

The temple features beautiful sculptures of Hindu gods and goddess. Sub deities worshiped in the temple are Lord Ganapathy, Hanuman, Mohini Yakshi, Durga Devi, Karinkali Devi, Navagraha, and Thamburan. Thozhuvancode Chamundi Temple is not open on all days. The temple functions on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays only.

Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Temple Vattiyoorkavu

Unique Features

The uniqueness of the temple is that no money is collected for conducting the festival here. Also the temple preist won’t accent any kind of dakshina for doing poojas. The temple is also open for all irrespective of caste or religion.


Thozhuvancode Chamundi Devi Pongala festival is the most important ritual celebrated here. This year, Thozhuvancode Pongala Festival is on February 1, 2015, Sunday.

Worship Hours

Tuesday: 5:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Friday: 5:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Sunday: 5:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Thozhuvancode Devi Temple Thiruvananthapuram

How to Reach 

Thozhuvancode Temple is located between Vattiyoorkavu and Kanjirampara. The shrine is around 9 km from Trivandrum city and 3 km from Sasthamangalam. Daily bus services are available from East Fort Bus Station and Thampanoor Bus Station.

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