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Achalpuram Sivalogathiyagesar Temple

Achalpuram Shiva lokathyagar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Achalpuram in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, India. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Shivalokathyagar. His consort is known as Tiruvennetru Umaiammai.
Aachchaalpuram Shivalokathyagar Temple
The temple stands majestically facing east with a five tier Rajagopuram.  Nanda Mandapam and 100 pillar mandapam is next to the tower.  Saint Sambandar graces in the 100 pillar mandap with Stotra Poornambikai in wedding posture.

The marriage of Tirugnanasambandar with Sthothra Poornambikai was held at this Shivasthalam. Goddess Parvati hereself personally invited all the guests who came to attend the marriage. There is a separate shrine for Sambandar and his wife inside the temple.
Tirunallur Perumanam Shiva Temple
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Achalpuram Sivalogathiyagesar Temple
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Achalpuram - Sri Sivalogathiyagesar Temple
ஆச்சாள்புரம் - சிவலோகத்தியாகர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Sivalogathyagesar
Goddess Name
Sri Tiruvenneetrumyammai
Location
Achalpuram near Kollidam
Historical Name
Tirunallur Perumanam - திருநல்லூர்ப் பெருமணம்
Significance
5th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in North of cauvery region,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Paadal Petra Sivasthalangal around chidambaram,
Sambandar marriage was happened in this temple,
Located in Kollidam River bank
Ancient
1500 years old
Travel Base
Chidambaram
Significance of the temple:
v  The temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Thevaram hymns. This is the 5th 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  Other known names for this village Shivalokapuram, Mukthipuram, Thirumana Nallur, Thirumanavai.
v  The Tirunallur Perumanam temple is located south of the Kollidam River.

How to Reach :  One has to travel on Chidambaram - Sirkazhi road and reach a village called Kollidam after crossing the river Kollidam bridge. From Kollidam, one has to travel by a branch road that goes to Achalpuram and Tirumahendrapalli. This temple is located at about 5 Kms from Kollidam at Aachchaalpuram. Bus facilities are available from Chidambaram and Sirkazhi. Aachchaalpuram is about 14 Kms from Chidambaram.


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

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