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The Ultimate Edaganathar Temple

About Edaganathar Temple

Edaganathar Temple in Thiruvedagam near Madurai is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This five-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 Visalakshi. Besides this main temple, there are a number of smaller shrines within the complex. There are two Gopurams facing each shrine. This temple has been mentioned by 7th century CE Tamil Tevaram written by the Nayanars.

Lord Shiva was worshipped by Garuda, Adiseshan, 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.

Edaganathar Temple Timings

06:30 AM to 12 Noon

04:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Temple Pujas and Aartis

Edaganathar Temple Puja Timing

Edaganathar Temple Rituals

06:00 AM


09:00 AM

Irandam Kalam

12 Noon


06:00 PM


07:30 PM

Irandam Kalam

09:00 PM


(Each puja has the four steps of Abhishekam, Alangaram, Naivedyam, and Deep Aradhana)

Nearby places to visit

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Jain Caves



Distances from Thiruvedagam

  • Madurai – 21 km
  • Kodaikanal – 98 km
  • Tiruchirapalli – 157 km
  • Rameshwaram – 192 km
  • Kumbakonam – 237 km
  • Chidambaram – 319 km

How to reach Thiruvedagam

Madurai Railway Station is 18 km from the temple.

Madurai Airport is 31 km from the temple

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