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Mahendrapalli Tirumeni Azhagar Temple

Mahendrapalli Tirumeni Azhagar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Mahendirapalli village in  Kollidam Taluk in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Tirumeni Azhagar , Somasundareswarar. His consort is known as Vadivambigai.
Mahendrapalli Thirumeni Azhagar Temple
The temple is east facing has an entrance crowned with a three tiered Raaja Gopuram.  The inntermost prakarm enshrines Shiva, Ambal and Nataraja. The outer prakaram has shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu, Bhairava, Surya and Chandra.
Mahendrapalli Somasundareswarar Temple
ThiruMayendirapalli Devara sthalam
Significance of the temple:
v  The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 6th Shiva temple on the northern bank of Cauvery river praised in Thevaram hymns (Paadal Petra Sthalam).
v  It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems.
v  The holy tree is the Kandamaram, Thazhai and holy spring is Mayendra theertham. 
v  ThiruMayendirapalli shiva temple is located in Kollidam river bank.
v  The sun's rays fall on the sanctum for a week in the tamil month of Pankuni.
Mahendrapalli - Sri Thirumeni Azhagar Temple
மகேந்திரப் பள்ளி - திருமேனியழகர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Tirumeniazhagar, Somasundareswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Vadivambikai
Location
Mahendirapalli, Koiladipalayam
Historical Name
Mayendirapalli, ThiruMayendirapalli
Significance
5th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in North of cauvery region,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Paadal Petra Sivasthalangal around chidambaram,
Located in Kollidam River bank
Ancient
1500 years old
Travel Base
Chidambaram
Mahendrappalli  Siva Temple
Mahendrapalli Shiva Temple
How to Reach :  The Mahendrapalli Somasundareswarar Temple is situated on Chidambaram - Mahendrapalli Road. On the Chidambaram - Seerkaazhi Road, after crossing the Kollidam bridge we have to take left road that leads to Mahendrappalli and when we go further 11 Kms on this road we reach Mahendrapalli. It is 7 kms from Achallpuram.

Another Paadal Petra Sthalam Aachchaalpuram is located very close to this temple.  

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