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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Sindupoonturai
Abodes of Skanda >>Sindupoonturai
Travel Base: Tirunelveli

Significance: This small temple to Kumaraswamy is located at  Sindupoonturai near Tirunelveli. This temple is only about 350 years old.

The Dutch are said to have stolen the image of Subramanya Swamy from the Tiruchendur temple (image shown below) in mid 17th century. 

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A devotee made substitute images in stone and metal, and that these images taken in procession to Tiruchendur halted here for a day and that in course of time, a temple was built here.

The Temple: The presiding deity here is Palayam Salai Kumaraswamy, (Aarumugar) enshrined as a stone image seated on a peacock, flanked by his consorts Valli and Devayanai.

There are shrines to Siddhi Vinayakar, Gajalakshmi, Chandikeswarar and Aneeswarar. The single prakaram in this temple also houses the mayil mandapam.

Festivals:  The annual festivals celebrated here include Skanda Sashti, Kartikai Deepam and Vaikasi Visakam.