Pralayakaleswarar Temple in Pennadam Tamil Nadu

Here is Some Information about Pralayakaleswarar Temple in Pennadam Tamil Nadu india.


Location: Pennadam near Vriddachalam, Villuppuram
Built in:1000-2000 years old
Built By:Kochenken
Dedicated to:Lord Pralayakaleswarar
Entry:Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing:6.00 am to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 to 9.00 p.m.
Significance:One of the most temple of Pralayakaleswarar
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Phone:+91- 4143-222 788, 98425 64768
Best time to Visit: All time
Nearest Railway Station:Cuddalore
Nearest Air Port:Chennai and Trichy Air Port

About Pralayakaleswarar Temple 

Virgins (Penn in Tamil), Divine cow (Aa) Kamadenu and Elephant (Gadam) worshipped Lord here, hence the name Penn- aa- Gadam  Pannagadam which in later changed as Pennadam.People pray to Lord of the temple seeking cure from hand ailments.Devotees perform abishek to Lord Shiva and offer vastras.

Speciality of Sri Pralayakaleswarar Temple, Pennadam 

Nandhi, the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva, that once turned the other side to prevent floods destroying the place, is still in the same position facing the entrance of the temple. This is the birth place of celebrated saints Kalikamba Nayanar and Meikandar. Also Saint Maraignana Sambandar in the Saivite Guru tradition lived here. There are three windows around the sanctum sanctorum which facilitates darshan of the Lord from all sides.

History of Pralayakaleswarar Temple 

The reputation of the temple is beyond human imagination. Indira, the king of Devas needed flowers form Earth to perform Shiva Puja in his place. He sent two maidens to earth to bring flowers, who found them in plenty but stayed here itself seeing a Shivaling in the garden and began doing pujas. As they did not return, he sent the Divine cow Kamadenu to bring them back. Kamadenu found the maidens and only joined them in the Shiva puja by pouring its milk on the Lord. As it did not return, he sent his white elephant Iravadham in search of the, The elephant, seeing them in worship also joined the camp by standing in such a way creating a cool shadow so that Sun did not hurt the Shivalinga. Finally, Indira himself came down, saw the maids, cow and the elephant and also joined them in the worship. All returned together with the blessings of Lord Shiva.

How to Rich Pralayakaleswarar Temple


By Bus: Pennadam is 18 km from Vruddhachalam and 12 km from Thittakudi. Bus facilities are available from both ends.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Cuddalore Junction.

By Air: The Nearest airport is Chennai and Trichy Airport.

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