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]


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.


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]


External links[edit]

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