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Thirupathiripuliyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°44′54″N 79°44′54″E / 11.74846°N 79.74828°E / 11.74846; 79.74828Coordinates: 11°44′54″N 79°44′54″E / 11.74846°N 79.74828°E / 11.74846; 79.74828
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Cuddalore
Taluk Cuddalore
Block Cuddalore
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-31

Thirupathiripuliyur (Tamil: திருப்பாதிரிப்புலியூர்) in Cuddalore is an ancient temple in Tamil Nadu, India.[1][2] It is named after the Pathiri Tree and the Puliyur, a tiger-legged saint who obtained absolution in the area.

Padaleeswarar Temple[edit]

Padaleeswarar temple is one among the ancient 274 Siva temples whose history reportedly dates back to more than 2000 years.

The nearest railway station to the Temple is Thiruppathiripuliyur. The temple is 0.5km from Thiruppathiripuliyur Railway Station. This temple is situated in Cuddalore town. This is one of the temples which is a Paadal Petra Sthalam situated in "Nadunadu". Here the God Name is Padaleewarar and Mother name is Periyanayaki or Arundhava nayaki.


The Temple plays a unique role in the history of Hindu religion, art, and architecture.

Pataleeswarar Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in the town of Cuddalore. It was constructed during the Pallava and Medieval Chola periods.The Lord of this temple saved Saint Appar from drowning when he was tied with a stone column and launched into sea as per the orders of the then Pallava king, Mahendra Varman. Appar along with the stone floated on the sea and safely drifted ashore here at Thirupathiripuliyur by the grace of God. Overwhelmed , he sang the thevaram "Eendralumai enaku endhaiyumai" in praise of the Lord.

There is a belief/myth that by worshiping single time this God is equal to 16 times worshipping the Shiva in Kasi, 8 times in Thiruvannamalai and 3 times in Chidambaram.


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