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Sathuragiri Hills
Mahalingam temple
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Virudhunagar
 • Body Panchayat
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 626149
Nearest city Madurai
Lok Sabha constituency sivakasi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Srivilliputtur
Civic agency Panchayat
Climate both chill and hot (Köppen)



Sathuragiri Hills(Tamil: சதுரகிரி) or Chathuragiri otherwise known as ' SUNDARA MAHALINGAM ' is situated 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. The name Sathuragiri came from Chathur (4) Veda (Vedas) Giri (Hill), where all the four Vedas met and formed the hill. Another meaning is that the whole mountain is in square (Chathuram) in shape so the name Chathuragiri. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God. It is otherwise also called as Mahalingam Hill. This is also called as "Siddargal boomi". 18 Siddhas were used to live here. abode of God was bending position ..another God calls Santhana Mahalingam...up to 4 km Periya Mahalingam statue in forest..and rivers..Navagraga stone in top of hill...

This is a mysterious hill where it is believed that Siddhars still worship the lord Shiva.

How to Reach here: Pilgrims coming from Chennai direction has to come to Madurai and get down at Krishnan Koil Bus Stop on the way to Srivilliputhur then go to Watrap (Watthirairuppu). From Watrap have to go to Thaanipaarai, the base of the hill. Buses are available even from Srivilliputhur itself to Watrap and Thaniparai. Pilgrims travelling from South have to pass through Nagercoil – Tirunelveli – Rajapalayam – Srivilliputhur – Watrap -Thaniparai.
By Train: One has to take Shenkottai Express from Chennai and get down at Srivilliputhur. Then from there they can take a bus to Thaniparai (base of the Saturagiri Hill)

Up the Hill: For the first time, it takes nearly 4 to 5 hours to climb to the Top of the hill. Rest, can reach the top within 2 to 3 hours. On the hill there is no electricity, no telephone connection, no range for cell phones. We can find few number of shops selling buttermilk, coffee, snacks, etc. During some days like full moon day, new moon day and other festive seasons Annadhanam is served to the devotees from morning till evening near both the temples and stay in the shelter provided there before dark falls. Basic amenities are provided at the hill.

Distance from

  • Madurai to Watrap 65 km (60 km from airport & 68 km from maatuthavani)
  • Virudnagar to Watrap 35 km
  • Rajapalayam to Watrap 31 km
  • Srivilliputtur to Watrap 20 km
  • Watrap to Thannipaarai[ base of hill ]10 km [ by auto riksha,mini bus is available ]
  • Thannipaari to Sathuragiri [ sundaramahalingam, sivan temple ] 7 km [ by walk ]


Annadhanam(Free Food) is Provided To The Pilgrims on almost all days especially No Moon Days and Full moon days By several Annadhana Madam/Volunteers.

"Sathuragiri Kanjimadam" which is managed by "Sree Kalimuthu Swamigal Trust" provides food for all devotees at any time at free of cost.

Arulmigu agathiyar annathana Arakkattalai provided free food in all days. Siva Sangu Iyya Avarakalin annnthanam in sathuragiri hills during full moon only. He issues free Note Books to poor children from his trust Money.

Also Thiru Siva Sangu Ayya Avarkal has build One Maha Kali temple in Taniparai which is very Power Full Temple where Yagnas are conducted.

There are several secluded places for the most aspiring in divine path.

Sathura Giri devotees.


madurai near Tirumangalam to srivilliputhur to watrap to thaniparai sathuragiri

Tirumangalam to watrap km,52, watrap to thaaniparai km,8.5, , virudhunagar to watrap km;43.5, taxi indica omni,srivillipudur to thaniparai rs,600/,watrap to thaniparai rs,200/

External links[edit]

The Hills are under protected category. Pilgrims are advised not to carry any plastic / polythene bags, which may harm the natural habitat of the hills.

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Times of India
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0700

It further said that the committee should take immediate steps to form proper roads from Watrap to Thaniparai and from Thaniparai to Sathuragiri hills. Towards forming roads or extending any facilities to the public, if any additional land is needed ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:33:17 -0700

DINDIGUL/VIRUDHUNAGAR:Three tourists were on Monday crushed to death in the Kodaikanal hills when a tree fell on them following rains, even as the death toll in the flash floods at Sathuragiri hills in Virudhunagar district rose to six with officials ...
The New Indian Express
Tue, 19 May 2015 17:34:22 -0700

Official sources said four teams comprising officials from the Forest Department and the Fire and Rescue Services carried out a search in the Sathuragiri Hills near Srivilliputhur in the morning, as three people were reported missing. The teams ...


Sun, 17 May 2015 23:09:15 -0700

Tamil Nadu: Six pilgrims were killed in flash floods on the Sathuragiri Hills in Tamil Nadu yesterday. Heavy rains yesterday afternoon, triggered the floods on the hills, which are a part of the Western Ghats, where more than 2,000 pilgrims had ...

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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:33:15 -0700

ஸ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர்: சதுரகிரி மலையில் மீண்டும் வெள்ளம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதால், பக்தர்களுக்கு மலையேற தடை விதிக்கப் பட்டுள்ளது. அங்கு ...
Times of India
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:18:45 -0700

VIRUDHUNAGAR: Around 500 pilgrims staged a demonstration at the base of the Sathuragiri Hills on Sunday after authorities prevented them from entering the Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, where the Sundaramahalingam Temple is ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:26:15 -0700

Meanwhile, seven pilgrims were feared washed away in flash floods in a jungle river while they were on their way to a temple in the Sathuragiri hills of the Western Ghats. The police said six bodies have been recovered so far, and a hunt is on for the ...
The New Indian Express
Sun, 04 May 2014 19:48:45 -0700

The personnel from the Watrap Fire and Rescue Services Station rescued 18 people from the Sathuragiri Hills in two separate incidents near here on Saturday night. On Saturday evening a family of six from Coimbatore came to visit the Sathuragiri ...

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