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Aakkoor Thanthondreeswarar Temple

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Aakkoor Thanthondreeswarar Temple

Akkur Thanthondreeswarar Temple(ஆக்கூர் தான்தோன்றீசுவரர் கோயில் ])is a Hindu temple located at Akkur in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Thanthondriappar. His consort is known as Valnedunkanni.

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Significance

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanars Tirugnanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar.

Literary Mention

Tirugnanasambandar describes the feature of the deity as:

Sirappuli Nayanar

Sirappuli Nayanar is associated with this temple. A shrine is dedicated to him, in the temple.

References

Aakkoor Thanthondreeswarar Temple Wikipedia


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