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Valivalam Manathunainathar Temple in Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu

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Valivalam Manathunainathar Temple also known as Iruthaya Kamalanathan Temple is a Hindu temple located at Valivalam in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu, India.

The temple is dedicated to Shiva, as the Moolavar presiding deity, in his manifestation as Manathunainathar. His consort, Parvati, is known as Maazhai Onkanni. 

Significance

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams – Shiva Sthalams  glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite  Nayanars  TirugnanasambandarTirunavukkarasar and Sundarar.

History

The presiding deity is Shiva. There are also shrines to SuryaKaramamamunivar, the PandavasKocengannan and  Arunagirinathar.

The temple is believed to have been constructed by the Early Chola king Kocengannan and renovated in more recent times.


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