Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020

Nandi guards this ancient temple






As one of the 275 Padal Petra Sthalam, the deity at the Vilvanathishwarar temple has been praised in ancient Tamil hymns.





Sacred tree – the Sthala Vriksham of this temple is the Vilvam.


Temple tank – the sacred tank is called Gowri Thirtham.


Location – the temple is on the banks of River Ponnai.


Annual festival – the Brahmotsavam is in the Tamil month of Masi.










Source: The New Indian Express, 14 November 2019, Chennai.