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Sri Swarnakadeswarar Temple - Thiru Nelvennai (Neivanai),Viluppuram,Tamil Nadu(276 Shiva Sthalangal)

This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and the 10th Shiva Sthalam in Nadu Naadu. Lord Shiva in this temple is a (self-manifested) Swayambumurthi. There is no main tower in this temple (Rajagopuram) and Dwajasthambam (flag post). It has a single passageway.

  • Moolavar : Swarnakadeswarar
  • Urchavar : Chandrasekharar
  • Amman / Thayar : Neela Malar Kanni
  • Thala Virutcham : Punnai
  • Theertham : Well water
  • Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
  • Old year : 1000-2000 years old
  • Historical Name : Nelvennai
  • Location : Neivanai, Viluppuram,Tamil Nadu

His is one of the old temples of the former Thirumunaippadi Nadu. In this temple there are stone inscriptions dating back to the Chola King Kulothungan-I era. The name of the lord is inscribed as “Sri Porkudam Kodutharulia Nayanar” meaning “the lord who gifted a pot full of gold”

There are shrines and idols of lords Vinayakar, Nataraja, Murugan with his consorts, Selva Vinayakar, Nalvar, Dakshinamurthy, Brahma, Spadika Lingam, Lingothbavar, Navagraham, Kasi Viswanathar and Visalakshi, Lakshmi Naarayanar, Durgai, Chandikeswarar and Chandikeswari other than the shrines of the main deities.

The corridors also display idols of Bairavar, Suryan, and Chandiran.

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