Veerattaneswarar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to
, located at Tirukkandiyur near Thanjavur
. The deities are Veerattaneswarar and Meivarkuzhaliammai.
There is a 200 ft high
Rajagopuram with 2 prakarams facing the west in the temple. Between the two prakarams there is a garden and the pillars of the temple are inscribed with attractive carvings. There is a separate shrine for
Bhairavar. The holy pools of the temple include Gnana, Shankha and Chakra
teerthams. Legend has it that here Lord Shiva slayed the demon Jalandharan with a chakram.