Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur

Chera Chola Pandeeswarar, Thirukolur

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Chera Chola Pandeeswarar, facing east


Sivakami Ambal, facing east

Other Deities

Kanni Vinayaka, Juradevar, Kasi Viswanathar, Muruga with consorts, Bhairava. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Durga, Chandikeswara

Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur is a large east-facing temple with 2 Prakarams. The entrance is through a Mukha Mandapam in the east. The outer Prakaram is very large and houses the main sanctum sanctorum and a separate shrine for the goddess on the south side. There is another main deity, Kasi Viswanathar just outside the sanctum sanctorum. The South Canal and Tamiraparani flow north of the temple. The location of the temple is very peaceful. In front of Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur is a Navatirupati Temple of Lord Vishnu.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tamiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur is an ancient temple as is evident from the large number of Inscriptions found around the sanctum sanctorum walls. The details of the same are not available as of now.


Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur is said to have been built and developed by different kings of the Chera, Chola, and Pandya Dynasties and hence the name.


Chera Chola Pandeeswarar Thirukolur is 3.5 kilometers southeast of Azhwar Thirunagari off the road going to Thenthiruperai.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest for stay and food is Tirunelveli.

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