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SIVAGANGAI SAMASTHANAM DEVASTHANAM
ARULMIGU
SOWMIYANARAYANAPERUMAL TEMPLE
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Temple Structure

The corridor is surrounded by Thirupakadal, Thiruveedhi, and Rajagopuram and in the East Kudavarai are with walls. On the right side is the Sivaganga Devasthanam Administrative Office. Inside Ekadesi mandapam and perumal in the sanctum sanctorum faces towards East in Thirukoshtiyur. In the South Kudavarai there is the Kudavaraimandapam and the temple are with the walls. Just above this, the devotees can worship Perumal, Astanga Maha mandira Vimanam and in the North they can enter the entrance of Paramapatham. They can worship Narasimma on the both sides of the Paramapatham again they can receive back from the temple.

The devotees enter the Kambathadi Mandapam with absolute devotion. Just opposite to this mandapam at the North gate of Nandhi, Vadakkuvasal Selli, Sanath Kumarars, Kandha Ganeshas are with the Suyambu sathasivam. The dharshan of vimanam, Kalyana Vinayakar, the controlling of Asura by the Anjaneya at the Kaikila gate and all must enter through this. We can worship the Alwars and in the second corridor - the dancing Krishna, Manavalamamunigal, Pillailogachariyar swamigal. The Thayar shrine, Lakshmi Narashimar shrine and in the inner corridor Andal, Ramar, Shrine, Viswathsenar, and yaga salai. On the ground floor is dancing Krishna and above it Sri Sowmyanarayanaperumal Shrine ( Moolavar named as - Pannakamirthu Sayee in Sanskrit , and in Tamil Uragamellanayan). and its corridor above it Ubendira Narayana along Arulmigu Ubayanatchiayar appear in the standing posture.

Paramapathanatar along with Ubayanatchiyar appear in the sitting posture the dharshan of Achariya .

Thayar – Mahalakshmi is called as Thirumamagal, Nilamamagal and Kulamamagal. During the month of Panguni Uthiram, a grand festival is conducted with great pomp.

On two sides the Sorkavasal (Heaven’s Gate) there are stone images of the Lord Narashimhar. One depicts the Lord with eight arms slaying Eraniyan and in the other the Lord with ten arms is wearing the intestine of Eraniyan as a garland. Each stone statue is of single stone and stands a towering 12 feet and aged thousands of year.