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Chandrasekharar Temple

Chandrasekharar Temple is situated at Tiruvakkarai near Mayilam, Viluppuram District. The place is located on the banks of Varaha (Senji) River, 19 km from Viluppuram. This vast temple covers an area of 3 acres. The temple has a seven-tiered 85-foot high Rajagopuram and two prakarams. The temple also houses a large Nandi. Inscriptions reveal that the temple was famous even during the period of Aditya Chola I in 10th century. It was renovated by the queen Sembian Mahadevi. There is a Kali shrine dating back to the Pallava period. The chariot shaped 100-pillared hall and the outer gopuram was built in the days of Kulottunga Chola III. Natarajar's tandavam of this temple is known as Vasanta Tandavam. The travel base to this temple is at Manoor (3 km) in the Tindivanam-Pondicherry railway line. The nearest airport is at Chennai which is 90 km away.

Updated on 29th January, 2016
District: Viluppuram


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