Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur

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Sivalokanathar Temple
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Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur is located in Tamil Nadu
Sivalokanathar Temple, Tirupunkur
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geography
Coordinates 11°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
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Nagapatnam
Location Tamil Nadu, India
Culture
Sanctum Sivalokanathar(Shiva)
Architecture
Architecture Dravidian architecture

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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