Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam

Theerthagireeswarar, Nergunam

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Theerthagireeswarar, facing east


No information

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Navagraha

Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam is an old east-facing stone construction that has been dilapidated over time. The temple is on a large tree-filled campus with a gate on the east side. The Sanctum Sanctorum and Mandapam are situated in an open prakaram with a rock pond on the south side. There are a few idols including an old Nandi kept outside. The main deity is not in the sanctum as we visited in 2021 as renovation work was in progress.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Rock Pond in the Prakaram

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam is an ancient temple as is evident from the construction and the faded inscriptions found on the base of the sanctum and mandapam.


The main deity at Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam received his name from the Theertham (Holy Water) found in the rock pond in the Prakaram.


Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam can be reached from Tindivanam by taking the road going towards Vandavasi and taking a left towards the west at Vellimedu Pettai from where it is about 13 kilometers. Theerthagireeswarar Nergunam is about 20 kilometers northeast of Gingee and can be reached via Vedal.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Tindivanam or Gingee.

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