Padal Petra Sthalam, Nagapattinam District


Lakshmipureeswarar, Mahalakshmeesar, facing east


Ulaganayagiammai, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Lingam worshiped by Parashurama, Nalvar, Mahalakshmi, Navagrahas, Bhairava, Chandran

Thirunindriyur is a large, beautiful and grand old east facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram and Mantapas. A large temple pond is seen in the North side.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Lakshmi Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilamaram (Feronia elephantum)


Thirunindriyur temple is said to have been built by Kotchengatchola and later extensively developed by the Naattukottai Nagarathar community. Thirugnanasambandar, Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar (7th – 8th Century CE) have rendered Thevaram Hymns for the lord here at Thirunindriyur.


Kotchengatchola had a habit of going to the Chidambaram temple often and whenever he passed this place in the night strangely the group’s torches used to go off and they proceeded after relighting them at a distance. Intrigued further by the sight of a celestial cow (Kamadhenu) pouring its milk in the forest, he ventured in and prodded with his spear to discover a Shivalingam from which blood spurted out. He then built the Thirunindriyur temple installing this Lingam. Mahalakshmi, Agastya, Vinayaka, Muruga and Parashurama are believed to have worshiped here at Thirunindriyur.


Thirunindriyur is about 7 Kilometers on the Mayiladuthurai to Sirkazhi Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Mayiladuthurai.

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