Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple – Panruti

Name :Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple

Date built :construction around 15th century AD
Primary deity :Athigai Veeratteswarar (Shiva) and Thiripura Sundari
Architecture :South Indian Architecture

Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple Panruti

Thiruvadhigai Veerattaneswarar Temple Panruti


According to the legend Thirugnana Sambanthar was glorified by the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva at this holy place. Appar’s sister Thilakavathiyar settled here during her later years and devoted her lifetime service to the Lord Siva. Also notable saints Thirunavukkarasar, and Arunagirinathar visited and wrote many hymns on the Lord.

This ancient Siva temple is located at South Arcot district 2 km from Panruti. There is a good bus network between Chennai, Cuddalore, Virudhachalam, Villupuram, Chidambaram and Thiruvathigai. One can reach the temple from Panruti bus stand towards Cuddalore road to reach Thiruvathigai. Buses will reach up to the temple location. There is also Train access to Panruti from Chennai. This temple is one among the 8 veera Siva temples in Tamilnadu.