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Padaleeswarar Temple in Cuddalore

Padaleeswarar temple is one of the religious attractions in the town where you can see the flock of pilgrims round the year who come from distance places to serve their deity. Padaleeswarar Temple is the famous Lord Shiva temple in the town of Cuddalore. Padaleeswarar is one of the names of Lord Shiva and it is one of the oldest temples built during the times of Cholas and Pallavas.

Padaleeswarar temple

History of Padaleeswarar Temple

Padaleeswarar temple is located in Thirupadiripuliyur in the town of Cuddalore. This temple is about 2000 years old which has South Indian style architecture. It is believed that Saivite Saint “Appar” adopted Saivism at this temple. This temple is one of the oldest Saivite shrines in the state of Tamil Nadu which was held in strong worship by the Saivites. People serve Lord Padaleeswarar (one of the names of Lord Shiva), who is also known as Thondra Thunai Nadhar and the Goddess who is known as Periyanayaki Amman. Devotees believe that this holy shrine provides spiritual strength to them. The inscriptions in the temple depict the history of the temple and about the Cholas, Pallavas and Pandiya dynasties who worked for the maintenance and renovation of the temple.

How to Reach the Temple

By Road: Travelling to Padaleeswarar temple in Tirupadiripuliyur by road is the best option. Frequent private and state buses are available to the temple from nearby cities and towns. You can also travel by cars and taxis to the temple.

By Train: Padaleeswarar temple is located just 0.5 km away from Tirupadiripuliyur railway station. Thus, you can reach the temple by train also. Travelling by any of the express or passenger train which reaches Tirupadiripuliyur station is the best option to reach the temple.

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