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92. Tirukkaanaattumullur


Location: Kalnaattampuliyur (South Arcot) near Chidambaram, Kaattumannaarkudi
(Chola Naadu-North of Kaveri )
Shiva: Patanjali Nathar
Ambal: Kaanaar Kuzhali .
Vriksham: Atthi Maram
Theertham: Surya Pushkarini
Patikam : Sundarar
Travel Base:  Chidambaram
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Description: This is a Shivastalam located in the vicinity of TiruOmaampuliyur - worshipped by Vyagrapadar and is on the Northern banks of the Kollidam river. It is considered to be the 32nd in the series of the Tevara Stalams located in Chola Nadu north of the river Kaveri.

Legends: Patanjali Munivar is said to have worshipped Shiva here and this shrine is also known as Madhookavanam.

The Temple: There are two prakarams in this temple which covers an area of about an acre, adorned with a 3 tiered Raja Gopuram. An image of Bhoga Sakthi Amman also adorns the sanctum. Other shrines here include those to Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Bhrama and Vishnu. This temple was built by Vikrama Chola, and inscriptions state that the Imperial Cholas have made several endowments here. 

Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day . Vaikasi Visakam and Arudra Darisanam are the festivals celebrated here.

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