Thiru Pavala Vannan temple is at Kanchipuram
in Tamil Nadu
. The temple is dedicated to Lord Pavala Vannar. About 2 km from this shrine is the Pacchai Vannar temple. While Lord Pacchai vannar is an incarnation of Lord Shiva
, Lord Pavala Vannar is that of goddess Para sakthi, his consort. It is therefore held customary that devotees to any of these temples should also seek blessings from the other temple.