People having Retrograde Venus in their astrological birth chart and people who are affected by this come here and worship lord Siva and Amman along with lingam installed by Sukkiran for better married life.Special pooja is conducted on Fridays for the lingam.
Sri Akashapureeswarar Temple, Thirunavalur,
Tiruvaiyaru Taluk, Madurai district.
Phone: +91 96267 65472, 94434 47826
The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
One day festival in the month of Avani (August–September) on Uthra star day is celebrated with all splendour. Sundarar Guru Puja day takes place in the month of Adi (July–August) on Swathi Star day.
Chithirai Car Festival (April–May) 15 days. Chitra new Year day is very grandly celebrated. Pujas are performed to Panchamurthis and Sundarar.
Thirunavalur-Pooram Star day in Adi month (July–August) is the festival for Goddess Manonmani. Special pujas are performed to Goddess Manonmani and Durga on Tuesdays, Fridays. Rahukala puja is observed on Tuesdays for Goddess Durga between 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Women gather in large numbers for this Rahukala Puja.
Special Puja is performed on Fridays for the Linga installed by Sukra with butter, white ghee, beans, white silk.
Thursday Puja is performed to Lord Dakshninamurthy with yellow clothing, yellow flowers, yellow pulse. Every religious day will be a festival in Thirunavalur temple and on Pradosha days drawing huge crowd of devotees.
When the milk ocean was churned, the alakala poison came out which Lord Shiva consumed to protect the lives of all creatures. The drops that fell on earth were grew into Jumbo fruit trees and came to be known as Jumbo forest. The Lord decended on this spot and the antiquity of the place is said to be earlier the Yugas.
There was only a sanctum Sanatorium and no other buildings for the temple. Later the temple was extended with more structures by the Chera, Chola, Pandya and Pallava kings. The Sanskrit Jambunatheswarar was later mentioned as Thirunavaleesan in Chaste Tamil by Sundarar. He also named the place as Thirunamanallur. Thirunavalur is a Shiva Shrine that no Saivite can afford to miss to see in his lifetime.
The presiding deity is also known as Jambunatheswarar, Thirunavaleeswarar and Thiruthandeeswarar. Goddess is also known as Navalambikai, Sundarambikai and Rakshambikai. Vinayaka in the temple is known as Sundaravinayakar, Muruga as Shanmuganathan. The holy springs are Gomukhi theertham and Garuda river.