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Sri Thirunedungulanathar Swamy Temple - Thirunedunkulam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)

Thirunedunkulam Nedungalanathar Temple is a Hindu temple in the Trichy district of Tamil Nadu , India, situated at Thirunedunkulam. The place ‘s traditional name is a Thirunedungalam. The presiding deity is Shiva, locally known as Thirunedungalanathar. Often named Nithya Sundareswarar.

  • Moolavar :Tiru Nedungala Nathar, Nitya Sundareswarar
  • Amman / Thayar : Mangala Nayaki, Oppila Nayaki
  • Thala Virutcham : Kasthuri, Arali
  • Theertham : Agasthya, Sundara Theerthams
  • Old year : 1000-2000 years old
  • Historical Name : Thiru Nedungalam
  • Location: Thiru Nedunkulam,Thiruchirapalli,Tamil Nadu

This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 8th Shiva Sthalam at Chozha Nadu (Thenkarai) on the southern bank of the Cauveri River.

The pathigam of this temple by Saint Thirugnanasambanthar is very famous and is known as “Idar Kalaiyum Pthigam” (which can be roughly translated as “the Pathigam, avoiding obstacles”).

In this temple there are some stone inscriptions that date back to the times of the Chola kings Parakesari Varman, Rajarajan, Rajarajan-III, Kulothungan-III and Aditya Karikalan-II. Some other inscriptions date back to the times of Pandiyas, Hoisala and Vijayanagaram kingdoms.

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