Mullaivananathar Temple

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Mullaivananathar Temple (முல்லைவனநாதர் கோயில்)[1] is a Hindu temple located at Thirumullaivasal in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India which is dedicated to Shiva.[2]

History[edit]

The temple was constructed by the Early Chola king Killivalavan. The presiding deity is called as Mullaivana Nathar. His consort is known as Ani Konda Kothai Ammai.

Significance[edit]

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Tirugnanasambandar.

Literary Mention[edit]

Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:[3]


References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Sri Mullaivananathar temple". Dinamalar.
  • "Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Thentirumullaivayil". Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu, Paadal Petra Sivasthalangal.