Valampurinathar Temple

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Valampurinathar Temple
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Nagapattinam
Location Thiruvalampuram
Primary deity Valampurinathar(Shiva)
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

The Valampurinathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Siva located in Melaperumpallam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India.[1] It situated close to Puhar and Thiruvenkadu. The temple dates back to the Medieval Cholas period. The temple is revered by the Thevaram hymns of Saiva nayanars, 7th century Tamil saint poets and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.[2] The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Valampurinathar. His consort is known as Vaduvakirkanni.


  1. ^ Tourist Guide to Tamil Nadu, Sura Books, p. 69, ISBN 81-7478-177-3 
  2. ^ Concise classified dictionary of Hinduism.P.68. Kodayanallur Vanamamalai Soundara Rajan