Shiva Elangadu

Shiva, Elangadu

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Shiva, facing east


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Other Deities

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Shiva Elangadu is a small temple that is almost completely lost. The unprotected Sanctum Sanctorum is covered around with weeds and practically unapproachable. The Shiva Lingam has been taken out and kept in a small shed outside with a large and beautiful Nandi outside. The tall stone dwajasthambam, Nandi Mantapam is still present. The ancient stone construction is still intact. Urgent attention is required to rebuild and revive this ancient temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Shiva Elangadu is evidently an ancient temple that has been lost over time. No historical information is available as of now. The locals do not even know the name of the god or goddess.


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Shiva Elangadu is about 7 kilometers south west of Vandavasi off the road going to Thellar. A Perumal temple and Jain temple are also nearby in the same village. Driving on further will take you to Ponnur where a Vaiputhu Sthalam for Lord Shiva and another temple for Perumal is present.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Vandavasi.

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