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Sri Atulya Nadeswarar temple

Moolavar : Atulya Nadeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Azhagia Ponnazhagi
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Thenpennai
Agamam / Pooja : Shivgama
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Araiani Nallur
City : Arakandanallur
District : Viluppuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Thevaram hymns. ? This is the 12th Shiva temple in Nadunaadu region praised in Thevaram hymns.


   10 day Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Maha Shivrathri in February-March and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals observed in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord as a Swayambu Linga is seated under a Rudraksha pandal (roof) facing west. When saint Tirugnanasambandar came to this place, he found the temple locked by people of other faith stopping all pujas and functions. Sambandar sang in praise of Lord, opened the doors and restored the rituals. Both Pradosha Nandhi and Adhikara Nandhi leaned to right and left sides respectively to facilitate easy darshan of the Lord to the saint. Even now both Nandhis are seen looking at opposite directions to each other.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.


   Sri Atulya Nadheswarar Temple, Arakandanallur-605 752, Tirukovilur Taluk, Villupuram district.


   91-93456 60711, 99651 44849

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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