Sri Medai Mahalingeswarar Temple

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Sri Medai Mahalingeswarar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. The temple is around Thousands years old. The Presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva consorts with Goddess Maragathavalli and Goddess Manickavalli. There are two peethas at the main entrance of the temple.In this temple, Lord Mahalingeswarar facing east direction. This temple is known for Bhairava sthala and also one of the star temples for Magha Nakshatra. As per legacy says, while returning to Ayodhya with Goddess Sita, on the way, Lord Rama stayed in the hermitage of Maharshi Bharadwaja and accept his hospitality. To honour Lord Anjaneya on the occasion, Lord Rama shared the food served to him with Lord Hanuman by drawing a line on the leaf. After that moment, plantain leaves grew naturally with a partition line, As per another legacy, Linked with Ramayana. The Jubilant host Bharadwaja came to this shrine to worship Lord Shiva, says the Sthala Puana history of the place. Goddess Meenakshi also bears the name Pancharaja Madhangi based on this belief the moment.


Maham Star Temple: Also, the sage is one of the five sages who installed Mother Meenakshi in Madurai. His reputation is beyond the power of words. Despite high power gained through intense penance, the sage was all humble in nature. The two Peetas at the entrance of the temple are said to be Bharadhwaja himself sitting there to have the touch of the feet of devotees on his head. Born in the Magam Star, special pujas are performed in his favour on this day. It is believed that many noble souls and sages partake in the pujas invisibly. It is advised that those born in Magam star should take Sage Bharadwaja as their Guru and worship Lord Shiva with Abishek and Archanas on Auspicious Magam star days, Panchami, Sashti, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Pradosham and monthly Shivaratri days to sustain a happy and prosperous life.Magam Star days, Panchami, Sashti, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Pradosham and monthly Shivaratri are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


  • Protect from Sins of Past, clear distractions, focus on divine creations
  • Bless purity in heart and soul, negate malefic effects and doshas, cure disease
  • Bless Intelligence, Beauty, Remove sense of insecurity, hardships
  • Remove adversities, negativities and enmities, bless blending, bonding
  • Invoke faith, courage and strength, remove fear and danger
  • Bless peace, joy and harmony, gain wealth abundance, Remove Hurdles
  • Drive Dynamism, Potency, Vigorousness, Remove Depression
  • Relieve from Karmic Influences, Bless Power and Strength

Temple Opening Time

Morning: 7.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 1.00 PM to 6.00 PM



  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.


Don't s

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.