Sri Mavoottru Velappar temple

Sri Mavoottru Velappar temple

Sri Mavoottru Velappar temple

Sri Mavoottru Velappar temple



Sri Mavoottru Velappar temple
Moolavar : Velappar
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : –
Thala Virutcham : –
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Theppampatti
District : Theni
State : Tamil Nadu



Chithirai Thiruvizha in April-May; Aadi and Thai New Moon days (Amavasya) in July-August and January-February respectively, monthly new moon days and full moon days are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple’s Speciality:

Lord Velappar in the temple is a swayambumurthi. There is a perennial spring under the mango tree south of the temple. Maa means mango, Oottru the spring = Mavootru.

Opening Time:
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


Sri Mavootru Velappar Temple, Theppampatti (Andipatti), Theni district.

General Information:

The region was dense with Marudha and Mango trees. There is perennial spring pumping water from the ground under a mango tree south of the temple called Mavootru and the presiding deity Mavootru Velappar-Lord Muruga. This part of the place is also named Mavootru. Lord Vinayaka also is praised as Mavootru Vinayaka. Devotees offer sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal.

People pray to Lord Velappar for the health and welfare of children, cure from illness, business and trade development, wedding and excellence in education.

Thanks giving:

Devotees perform abishek to Lord with milk, panchamirtham a mixture with ingredients and green coconut. They also carry milk pots and Kavadis.

Greatness Of Temple:

The temple is situated in a pleasant natural environment. It is the staunch faith of the devotees that prayer to Lord Velappar would bring them health and all happiness in life. According to some historical facts there is an underground link with some places with a big float (Theppam) in Theppampatti. It is also believed that there are many siddhas and sages performing penance in the surrounding hill caves. Presiding deity Lord Mavootru Velappar, Vinayaka and Saptha Matha shrines are in the hill. Sakthi, Karuppanna Swami shrines are at the foot hill.

Temple History:

A community called Pazhiar was living in this region cultivating a root called Valli Kizhangu using it for their food. They dug a place near this temple, but could not take out the crop. The root was going too deep. Finally, they found the Swayambu Velappar. They informed the Zamindar of this place who built this temple for worship of the devotees.

Special Features:

Miracle Based: This is a hill temple. Lord Velappar is a swayambumurthi. There is a perennial spring under a mango tree south of the temple.



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