Dharmapuram Adheenam

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Dharmapuram Adheenam is a Saivite mutt or monastic institution based in the town of Mayiladuthurai,kodumudi magudeswara temple India. As of 1987, there were a total of 27 Shiva temples under the control of the adheenam.[1]


The Adheenam is involved in publishing Saivite literature, specifically Thevaram and Tiruvasakam and its translations. It is also involved in literary scholarship.[2] The Adheenam along with Thiruvaduthurai Adheenam and Thiruppanandal Adheenam were founded during the 16th century to spread the ideology of Saiva Sidhantam.[3]


  1. ^ M. Thangaraj (2003). Tamil Nadu: an unfinished task. SAGE. p. 170. ISBN 0761997806, ISBN 978-0-7619-9780-1. 
  2. ^ M.M.M., Mahroof (1993). "Arabic-Tamil In South India And Sri Lanka: Language As Mimicry". Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad. 32 (2): 182. JSTOR 20840120. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Peterson, Indira V. (1982). "Singing of a Place: Pilgrimage as Metaphor and Motif in the Tēvāram Songs of the Tamil Śaivite Saints". Journal of the American Oriental Society. 102 (1): 82. JSTOR 601112. (Subscription required (help)).