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Kripapureeswarar-Taduttaatkonda Nathar Temple

Kripapureeswarar-Taduttaatkonda Nathar Temple is located at Tiruvennainallur, 20 km south west of Viluppuram in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Taduttaatkonda Nathar. There are separate shrines for Goddess Verkanniyammai, Vinayakar, Subramaniyar and Lakshmi. The Sthala Vriksham is Moongil and Teertham is Pennai nadhi.

This ancient temple contains a five tiered gopuram built by a later Pallava chief Kadavarayan prior to the period of Kulottunga III. It also has a Mukha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam and an Artha Mandapam. The Mukha Mandapam with a vimana has the shrine for Sundarar. The Maha Mandapam holds the bronze images of Sundarar, Paravaiyar, Sangiliyaar, Cheraman Perumaal and Manikkavacharar along with the carved pillars. The Artha Mandapam is adorned with the images of Bhikshatanar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhavar, Brahma and Durga. The entire temple complex is enclosed by a Tiruchutru maalikai, with a wide circumambulatory passage.

The temple can be approached from Tirukkovilur which is 22 km west of Tiruvennainallur.

Updated on 18th August, 2015
District: Viluppuram


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