Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Venkidangal Shiva Temple, Nagapattinam


Venkidangal Shiva Temple, Venkidangal, Kilvelur Circle, Nagapattinam district – 610101




Venkidangal Shiva Temple is dedicated to lord Shiva Located in the Venkidangal village, Kilvelur circle, Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu. Here the presiding deity is called as Lord Shiva; Green fields are now replaced by oaks and hollows. Lands that have been for many years have become barren forests. Due to the destruction of the lands, the people who loved the soil left the motherland and sought refuge. Those affect-worshiping temples are crumbling. Venkidangal is such a ruined city. Venkitangal is located at a distance of 15 km from Gangalancherry on the Thiruvarur -Nagore road. The temple was built during the reign of Achuthappa Nayak in the 16th century. This town may be a charity given for his benefit. The east-facing Shiva temple is neglected and degraded.

Puranic Significance

There is a large pond in front of the Shiva temple, some record says that here the lord is known as Sundareswarar, but the board that falls inside the temple says Lord Naganathar. The Lord has the sanctuary facing east and the mother is facing south. The temple is in Sublime Nayakar style construction. The temple have a high features architecture, but the palm trees and royal trees, Dropping its roots from top to bottom and causing cracks. Defects and cracks everywhere, the plane, its side wall, the hall roof. The temple is completely degraded. Nandhiyamperuman is in a separate small hall outside the temple. Inside the temple sanctum sanctorum is complete darkness. The Lord is enshrined in a high circle with a beautiful round-shaped Avudaiyar. Lord Ganesha is at the gate of the sanctum sanctorum. “With the kind permission of Sri Kadambur K. Vijayan, these are extracted from his posts”.


16th century CE

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Nagore Station

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