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Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva at Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur near Ambasamudram. The original name of the temple is Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple and is a very popular shrine in this region of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.

It is believed that Lord Shiva gave darshan to Indra, the king of Devas, near the Marutham tree located in the temple complex.

The sanctum sanctorum has a huge Shivling, which is known as Pudaar Jeeneshwarar or Narumbunathar. The Shivling leans slightly towards the left side and has marks of scratches made by deer and sickle cut.

Consort of Shiva here is known as Gomati. Her murti is made of Rudraksha and it is tall and beautiful. She carries a parrot in her right arm and her shrine is similar to that of Narumbunathar.

Outside the sanctum of Narumbunathar there are a pair of Dwarapalakas. The murtis of Anugnai Vinayaka and Bala Subrahmanya are located here.

There is another set of Dwarapalakas at the entrance of Mahamandapa. This area has murtis of processional deities – Nataraja and Sivakami, Shivlings, Bhishatana Shiva, Ganesha, Chandrashekar, 63 Nayanmanrs. Nandi is the found in the mandapa facing towards the sanctum sanctorum.

The most important festivals in the temple are 10-day Thaipusam festival, Mahashivaratri, Aani uthiram, Aadi Pooram and Thirukarthigai.