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Neelakantar-Neelivananathar Temple

Neelakantar-Neelivananathar Temple lies at Tiruppainneeli in Tiruchirapalli District. Tiruppainneeli is 20 km from Tiruchirappalli, about 5 km from Bhikshandar Kovil. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva in the form of Neelivananathar. This Shivasthalam contains four prakarams, a 100 pillared hall and a Vinayaka Vasanta Mandapam. The shrines for Sorudaiya Eeswarar, Viswanathar and Yama are located in the third prakaram. The Sthala Vriksham is Vaazhai, in the second prakaram. There is a well in the temple known as Vishala Teertham. The temple also holds a tank called the Deva Teertham. Inscriptions from the period of Rajendra Cholan are found in the temple. The main festival is Brahmotsavam celebrated in the Tamil month of Chittirai (mid April - mid May).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Tiruchirapalli


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