Punjai Siva Temple

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Punjai Siva Temple
Punjai Siva Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Punjai Siva Temple
Punjai Siva Temple
Location within Tamil Nadu
Other names Naltunai Ishvaram Temple
Proper name Punjai Siva Temple
Coordinates 11°07′37″N 79°45′27″E / 11.126823°N 79.757388°E / 11.126823; 79.757388
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Nagapattinam
Location Punjai
Primary deity Nataraja
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

The Punjai Siva Temple, or Naltunai Ishvaram Temple, is a Hindu temple located at Punjai near Semponnarkoil.[1] The principal deity is Nataraja, a form of the Hindu god Shiva.[2]


The temple is located in the village of Punjai at a distance of 6 kilometres from Semponnarkoil.Near to poombukar tourist place.This temple constructed in the period of Rajendra cholan. Malayan Madanthai Udanudaya Natrunai Eshwar Temple.


The temple is famous for its architecture. The principal idol of Nataraja is made of bronze and was carved in about 1000 AD.[2]


  1. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu. Chennai: Sura Maps. 2008. p. 69. ISBN 81-7478-177-3. 
  2. ^ a b Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya (2009). Gardner's Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives. Cengage Learning. p. 25. ISBN 0495573671, ISBN 978-0-495-57367-8.