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Neeneri Nathar Temple is a Hindu temple situated at Thandalachery in Tamilnadu district of Thiruvarur. Thandalachery is the birthplace of the Saivite saint Arivattaya Nayanar one of the 63 Nayanmars. Individuals diagnosed with leprosy visit the shrine. Saint Sambandar the Saivite had sung the temple’s praises.This is the 227th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and the 110th Sthalam in Chozha Nadu, on the southern side of River Cauvery. Here four services of worship are offered regularly. The place ‘s traditional name is Thiru Thandalai Neel Neeri.
- Moolavar : Neeneri Nathar – Sthira Buddhi Easwarar
- Amman / Thayar : Gnambikai
- Thala Virutcham : Kurundham
- Theertham : Omaka theertham
- Agamam / Pooja : Karana Agama
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Tiru Thandalai Neel Neri
- Location: Thandalacherry,Tiruvarur,Tamil Nadu.
The temple was built at this location by the Early Chola king Kochenganan who was healed of leprosy. Kannandangudi village had acted as a capital of the Chola.
This is one of the 78 “Maadakovils,” built by Ko Chenkata Chola Nayanar on an elevation such that elephants can not reach the sanctum.
The new temple derives from the sacrifices of the Group Nagarathaar.