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Thiruneelakudi  - Neelakandeswarar Temple

Thiruneelakudi  Neelakandeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Thiruneelakudi village in the Thiruvidaimarudur taluk of Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Thiruneelakudi  Neelakandeswarar Temple

Speciality of this temple :
  • It is belived Rishi Markandeya got the boon of Chiranjeevi status, no death in life.
  • Vilva leaf is 5 in a bunch which is rare; this place is known Pancha vilvaarayana kshetra.
  • Human body has 6 positions, they  known as Mooladhara, Swadishtana, Manipuraka, Anagatham, Vishuddhi and Aggna, Thiruneelakudi represents the Mooladhara position helping the devotee to raise the Kundalini Sakthi. 
  • The temple is also associated with the life of Thiruneelakanta Nayanar. 
  • This is one of the 275 Thevara Padal Petra Sthalams. 
Thiruneelakkudi Temple

Thiruneelakkudi  Neelakandeswarar Temple

Manaokyanadhar Shiva Temple

Oil abishek to the Lord Shiva,  Bowls of oil poured on the Lord does not flow down but is absorbed in the Linga itself. When one sees the Linga Idol, despite pouring of pots of oil, it would look as if no oil is applied on the idol. Till today, it is a wonder that nobody knows where all the oil goes. The Linga also does not look polished inspite of the large quantity of oil application. But is only rough yet. It is said that since the Lord swallowed the Alakala poison to protect the world, so much of oil is poured to cool down the heat of the poison.

Thiruneelakkudi - Neelakandeswarar Temple
திருநீலக்குடி - நீலகண்டேஸ்வரர் கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Neelakandeswarar , Manaokyanadhar
Goddess Name
Sri Oppilamulayal , Anoopamasthini amman, Bakathapeeshtapradayini
Praised by Appar,
Thevara Padal Petra Sthalam,
Rishi Markandeya got the Chiranjeevi status
1000 - 2000 years old
Travel Base

Kumbakonam - Karaikal Road  Shiva Temples

Thiruneelakudi Temple Pond

How to Reach : Thiruneelakkudi is situated on the Kumbakonam-Karaikal route. Frequent bus facilities are available from Kumbakonam. It is 13 kms far from Kumbakonam, 55 from Tanjore, 3 kms from Aduthurai. 

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