Thirugandeeswarar Nanalkadu

Thirugandeeswarar Nanalkadu

Saivite Temples - Thoothukudi


Thirugandeeswarar, facing east


Sivakami Ambal, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Saneeswarar, Bhairava

Thirugandeeswarar Nanalkadu is a small east-facing temple with an entrance Mantapam that leads into the single Prakaram. A Mantapam runs in the front of the two separate sanctums of the god and goddess, both of which have separate doors in front. They are also interconnected from inside between the Mahamantapams of both. An Ardha Mantapam leads into the Sanctums of both. Vinayaka is present outside the doorway of both sanctums. The carvings on top of the sanctum walls outside are all ancient and so are some of the idols. A local caretaker and his wife manage the temple. A row of sheds in the side provides shelter to their cows. The entire temple is surrounded by a tall compound wall.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thirugandeeswarar Nanalkadu is an ancient temple as is evident from the many inscriptions found around the Sanctum Sanctorum. The details of these inscriptions are not available as of now.


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Thirugandeeswarar Nanalkadu is 15 kilometers east of Tirunelveli off the Thoothukudi Highway. Take the right before Vallanadu junction by proceeding till Vallanadu and taking a U-turn, when going from Tirunelveli.

Stay and Food

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

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