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Panchanatheeswarar-Vatukurnathar Temple

Panchanatheeswarar-Vatukurnathar Temple is situated in Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu. The temple is also known as Vandaar Koyil. This ancient temple is believed to have been built during the period of Parantaka Chola I.

Many inscriptions and sculpted works are depicted in the temple. It also holds the images of Bhikshatanar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhavar, Brahma, Durga, Vinayakar and Ardhanareeswarar. The temple has separate shrines for Goddess Vaduvakirkanniammai and Subramanyar. The Sthala Vriksham (sacred tree) is Vanni and the Teertham is Vatuka Teertham. Sage Sambandar is said to have contributed pathigams praising the lord Vatukurnathar. During the Kartikai Ashtami, in the month of Scorpio, special worship is offered to Bhairavar.

The nearest railhead is at Chinnababu Samudram Railway Station, about 17 km from Viluppuram.

Updated on 2nd May, 2015
District: Viluppuram
Location: Viluppuram

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