Edaganathar Temple in Thiruvedagam near Madurai is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This 5-acre temple complex is located on the banks of the Vaigai River. Here Lord Shiva is known as Edaganathar and Mata Parvati is known as Elavaarkuzhali, Sugandha Kundalambika and Visalakshi. Let’s check on the Edaganathar temple timings for darshan and aarti, history, how to reach, stays and more.
Edaganathar Temple Timings
|6:30 AM to 12 PM
|4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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About Edaganathar Temple
Besides this main temple, there are several smaller shrines within the complex. Two Raj Gopurams face each shrine, the Edaganathar and Elavrkuzhali shrine. This temple was mentioned by the 7th century CE Tamil Tevaram written by the Nayanars.
The Presiding Deity of the temple is a Self-manifested Swyambu Lingam. There are also Gods and Goddesses Like Dakshinamoorthy, Bala Ganapathy, Somaskandar, Arumugaswami, Thiru Gnanasambandar and Ganapathy. People believe that those who visit this Temple will get married soon.
The Shiva Lingam of Lord Shiva was worshipped by Garuda, Adisesha and Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Shiva appeared as a Swayambhu Murti known as Edaganathar and was worshipped by Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s mount, Sheshnag and Lord Vishnu Himself.
Places to Visit near Edaganathar Temple
- Meenakshi Amman Temple
- Jain Caves
Distance from Edaganathar Temple
|Madurai – 19.5 km
|Kodaikanal – 94.8 km
|Kumbakonam – 241 km
|Chennai – 467 km
|Tiruchirapalli – 156 km
|Rameshwaram – 191 km
How to Reach Thiruvedagam Temple?
The Thiruvedagam Temple is located on the Madurai – Sholavandan route, 19.5 km from Madurai.
Madurai is well connected with other cities. You can book AC or non-AC vehicles, cabs, or autorickshaws while visiting. It has good connectivity, so transportation is not a problem from Madurai.
The nearest railway station is Solavandan Railway Station at 4.7 km. Another is Madurai Junction (17.8 km) which has high frequency.
Otherwise, you can travel to Chennai station(481 km), which links you to other parts of India. The local train runs daily from Chennai to Madurai.
The nearest airport is Madurai International Airport (38.2 km). You can board your flights from here.
Where to Stay in Madurai?
You can find some places to stay in Thiruvedagam. As the distance from the temple to Madurai is small you can stay at Madurai and get various facilities. For your convenience, it would be better to plan your stay at Madurai Hotels and Dharamshalas in Madurai accordingly.
Here are some available options.
- M R Residency Madurai
- Hotel International Madurai
- Shree Madura Gujarati Samaj Madurai
- Hotel Bhoopathi (Near Temple)
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