Vedapureeshwarar Temple, an 18th century temple devoted to Lord Shiva
worshipped as Vedapureeshwarar, is located 2 km west of the seashore, in the union territory of Pondicherry
The goddess enshrined here is known by the name
Tripurasundari. Because of the predominance of Vanni trees, the place was known as Vedapuri. It is believed that the main deity was brought from Samba Eswaran temple. The significance of this temple is that the main deity is a 'Swayambhu’ and this is the place where Ramalinga Swamigal sang in praise of Lord Muruga. To the south of this temple’s sanctum sanctorum, there is another temple for Lord Dakshinamurthy . The rajagopuram is at the entrance.puja is done for Lord Bhairava on Ashtami day. Brahmotsavam, an 18 day celebration, is performed during the month of Vaikasi (mid May – mid June).