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Tiruvarutturai Temple

Tiruvarutturai Temple is a Shivasthalam located at Tiruvennainallur in Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu. The temple is an ancient one which was renovated by Chola rulers during 10th century. The presiding deity of the temple is Taduthatkondanathar. The Ardhamandapam of the temple holds the images of Bhikshatanar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhavar, Brahma and Durga. There is a Maha mandapam which contains 24 carved pillars. Vazhakkuraitta mandapam on the northern side of the prakaram consist of 62 pillars. The specialty is the five tiered eastern gopuram built by Kulottunga Cholan. The temple also houses the bronze images of Sundarar, Paravaiyar, Sangiliyaar, Cheraman Perumaal, and Manikkavacharar. Separate worship places for Vinayakar, Subramanyar and Lakshmi are provided. The main festival celebrated here is Shivratri. The temple can be approached by traveling 20 km from Viluppuram.

Updated on 2nd August, 2015
District: Viluppuram


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