Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur

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Sivalokanathar Temple
Tiruppunkur8.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictNagapatnam
DeitySivalokanathar(Shiva)
Location
LocationTamil Nadu, India
StateTamil Nadu
CountryIndia
Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur is located in Tamil Nadu
Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates11°11′18″N 79°40′34″E / 11.18833°N 79.67611°E / 11.18833; 79.67611Coordinates: 11°11′18″N 79°40′34″E / 11.18833°N 79.67611°E / 11.18833; 79.67611
Architecture
TypeDravidian architecture
Website
https://sivaloganathar-swamy-thiruppungur.business.site/

Sivalokanathar Temple (சிவலோகநாதர் கோயில்)[1] is a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to the god Shiva. The temple is situated in the village of Tirupunkur or Thirupunkur which lies about 3 miles west of Vaitheeswaran Koil.[2] The temple is associated with the legend of the Saivite saint Nandanar who was one of the 63 Nayanmars. While being a Dalit, Nandanar was not allowed inside the temple, the idol of Nandi within the temple precincts moved a few inches at the command of Shiva so as not to obstruct Nandanar's view from the gate of the shrine.

Literary Mention[edit]

Tirunavukkarasar describes the feature of the deity of Tirupunkur and Thiruneedur as:[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ta:திருப்புன்கூர் சிவலோகநாதர் கோயில்
  2. ^ Suddhananda Bharathi (1970). The grand epic of Saivism. Tirunelveli: South India Saiva Siddhanta Works Pub. Society. p. 256.
  3. ^ Tiruanvukkarasar Tevaram, VI: 11: 9

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