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Adhi Rathneswarar Temple is a major Hindu temple with Shiva as the presiding deity, situated in the town of Thiruvadanai in the state of Tamilnadu, India.
- Moolavar : Adhi Ratneswarar
- Amman / Thayar : Snehavalli
- Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
- Theertham : Surya Pushkarini
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Thiru Aadanai.
- Location : Thiruvadanai,Ramanathapuram,Tamil Nadu.
The Adhi Rathneswarar Temple situated in Thiruvadanai, is one of the 14 temples in South India praised in the Thevaram hymns.
Sages Agasthya, Markandeya and the holy cow Kamadenu were believed to have worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple.
The temple is also mentioned in the Thirupugal and Thevara Pathigam works of Tamil poets Arunagirinathar and Sambandar respectively.
A specimen of Dravidian art displayed in the upper storeys is the Tower (Gopuram) of this temple. It was recently renovated by the benevolent patronage of some film actors of the state.
The surface of the Gopuram depicts various lifelike arts from the different anecdotes of the Hindu mythology.