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143. Tandalaineeneri

தண்டலை நீணெறி

Location: Tandalaicheri near Tiruvarur, Tirutturaippundi
(Chola Naadu-South of Kaveri)
Shiva: Neeneri Naathar, Sthira Budheeswarar
Ambal: Gnanambika
Vriksham: Kurunda Maram
Theertham: Omaka Theertham
Patikam : Sambandar
Travel Base:Thanjavur
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Description: This Shivastalam in the vicinity of Tirutturaippundi (4km north) is one of the 78 Madakkovils at an elevation built by Kochenkann Cholan. This shrine is regarded as the 110th  in the series of Tevara Stalams in the Chola Region south of the river Kaveri.

Legends: Shiva is said to have used the shell of Koorma as an ornament here.Arivaattaya Nayanar is associated with this shrine. (The image above is that of a panel from the Kachabeswarar Temple at Kanchipuram). The current temple is a result of the contributions from the Nagarathaar community. 

Festivals: Four worship services are offered each day here, and Skanda Sashti is celebrated in the month of Aippasi.

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