Vriddhagiriswarar Temple, Vriddhachalam

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Vriddhagiriswarar Temple
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Vriddhagiriswarar Temple, Vriddhachalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Vriddhagiriswarar Temple, Vriddhachalam
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates11°18′N 79°12′E / 11.30°N 79.20°E / 11.30; 79.20Coordinates: 11°18′N 79°12′E / 11.30°N 79.20°E / 11.30; 79.20
StateTamil Nadu
LocationVriddhachalam, Tamil Nadu, India
ArchitectureDravidian architecture

The Vriddhagiriswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore district. The presiding deity is Vriddhagiriswarar. The temple gives its name to the town of Vriddhachalam.


The ancient Chola temple of Vriddhagiriswarar was commissioned by Sembiyan Mahadevi, among the most powerful queens of the Chola empire and an ardent worshipper of Lord Siva.[1] The temple is surrounded by high walls and five gopurams. The mandapam is carved like a chariot. The chains of the temple car were donated by Charles Hyde, the District Collector of the then South Arcot district in 1813. The place was originally called Thirumudukundram, the place of holy mountain.[2]


  1. ^ . The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/1000-year-old-narasimmee-comes-back-to-tamil-nadu/article18586792.ece. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Kapoor, Subodh (2002). Encyclopaedia of Ancient Indian Geography, Volume 2. Genesis Publishing Pvt Ltd. p. 656. ISBN 9788177552997.

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