Tamilnadu is located on the southern part of India. It is bounded by the Bay of Bengal on the east, and by Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh states on the other three sides.
|Location of the temple||Tiruneithanam (Now known as Thillaisthaanam)|
|Lord Shiva known as||Neyyaadiyappar|
|Female deity known as||Balambikai|
|Pathigam||Thirunavukarasar - 12|
Sambandar - 5
Sundarar - 1
|How to reach||This temple is located 2 Kms to the west from Tiruvaiyaru.|
|Temple address||Arulmighu Neyyaadiyappar Temple|
This temple, covering an area of about 2 acres, is one of the 7 Sapthasthaana Sivasthalams. The main sanctum sanctorum for God Shiva is located in the inner prakaram and that the of the female deity in the outer prakram. Dakshinamurthy is depicted in a standing pose here in this temple. Inscriptions from the Chola period are found in this temple.
It is believed that goddess Saraswati, Kamadhenu and Saint Gowtama Munivar have worshipped the God Shiva here.
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