Vilvaaranyeswarar Temple, Tiruviyalur

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About Temple

Location of the temple :Tiruviyalur, near Kumbakonam
Lord Shiva known as :Vilvaaranyeswarar, Yoganandheeswarar
Female deity known as :Soundaranayagi, Santhanayagi

How to reach
Located on the Kumbakonam – Tiruvidaimarudur – Veppattur bus route and is about 8 Kms from Tiruvidaimarudur. Town bus facilities are available from Kumbakonam. In the vicinity is another Paadal Petra Sthalam Tirundudevankudi.
This is a temple with a 5 tier gopuram (Tower) and 2 prakarams. From the stone inscriptions found in this temple. it is known that this temple has received the patronage and endowments from the earlier Chola Kings Parakrama Chola, Rajaraja chola and Rajendra Chola. It is believed that Saint Agastiyar worships God Shiva here on every Shivaratri day.

 

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