Sikkal Singaravelar Temple, Nagapattinam

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Sikkal Singara Velan Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Muruga and a contender for the unofficial seventh Padaiveedu of Muruga, along with the popular Arupadaiveedu (six abodes of Lord Muruga).It is one of the rare traditional Hindu temples that has both Shiva and Vishnu deities in the same complex.LocationThe temple is located in the village of Sikkal, near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. It is 5 kilometers in the West from Nagapattinam and 18 kilometers in the East from Thiruvarur on the way to Nagapatptinam.Sikkal Navaneetheswarar TempleSikkal Navaneetheswarar Temple is the main temple. The Singaravelan temple is found in the premises of Sikkal Navaneetheswarar Temple.Temple LoreIt is believed in Hindu mythology that this place was once a jasmine forest and due to its pleasant smell, the semi-human goddess with cow's trunk, Kamadenu lives here. Once upon a time, Kamadenu was cursed by lord Shiva, when it ate meat. Later feeling guilty of its action, it got rid of its sin by taking bath in the holy water point of this temple and worshiped here, as told by Lord Shiva. After getting rid of the sin, Kamadenu offered its milk which later became Parkulam (literal meaning the milk pond), which is located behind the temple. It is this holy water point (The Parkulam) of the temple where Vashistha Maharishi performed a pooja here, by making a lingam with the butter from the Parkulam. After completing the pooja he tried to move that lingam, but it stuck to that place, and never moved. As a result, Vasista Maharishi regarded this place as sikkal.
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  • This is temple of Sikkal singaravelar,murugan located in Sikkal,TN near Nagoor/Velankanni/Nagapattinam/ thiruvarur. It is Unofficial Seventh Padaiveedu.(murugan had aarupadai veedu(6 abodes)) This...  more »
  • This temple is on the way from Tiruvarur to Nagipattinam.It is at a walkable distance from Main road.Even though this temple is big and nice in structure,maintenance is very poor.There is separate...  more »
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