Vadugoor Aandar Koil

Vadugoor Aandar Koil

Paadal Petra Sthalams - Cuddalore District


Vadugeesar (also called Vaduganadar, Panchanadeeswarar), facing east


Vaduvagirkanni, Tirupurasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Nalvar

Vadugoor Aandar Koil is an ancient east facing temple under the control of Archaeological Survey of India. This Chola period temple is rich in Architecture and Sculpture. A single Prakaram encloses all the shrines and sanctums.

Holy water (Theertham) – Vamadeva Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vanni (Prosopis cineraria)


Thirugnanasambandar (7th century CE) has rendered Thevaram Hymns for the lord here at Vadugoor Aandar Koil.

There are 3 stone inscriptions here at Vadugoor Aandar Koil of Parakesari Varman (Parantaka I) mentioning gifts of land and lamp to the temple. Another inscription of Rajakesarivarman (Rajaraja I) also mentions a gift of land made in the regin of Madirai-konda Parakesarivarman (Parantaka I) to offset the sale of silver and gold articles in the past for meeting the expenses of the temple. An inscription of the 12th year of Rajaraja I mentions that the Assembly of Tribhuvana Mahadevi Chaturvedimangalam met in the mandapa built by Mummudi Chola Umbala Nattuvelan and remitted the taxes on a hamlet purchased and gifted to the temple.

The present Vadugoor Aandar Koil here was known in the past as Tiruvarai Nakkan Koyil Paramasvamin at Tribhuvana Mahadevi Chaturvedimangalam, a Brahmadesa on the northern bank of the Tribhuvani (Pennai) River. In an inscription of Kulothunga I, the deity is called Tiruvaiyaru Udaiya Mahadevar (Panchanadisvarar).


Vaduga Bairava ( Samhara Bhairava – one of the Ashta Bhairavas) is said to have performed a penance here at Vadugoor Aandar Koil to rid himself of the sin of killing an Asura named Mundagan. The Ashta Bhairavas are Adhisanka Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Chanda Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Unmatha Bhairava, Kabala Bhairava, Beeshana Bhairava and Samhara Bhairava.


Vadugur Aandar Kovil is on the Villupuram – Pondichery road just inside the Pondichery border

Stay and Food

None locally. Pondichery is the nearest town for stay and food

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