Padal Petra Sthalams


Padaaleswarar (also Paadalavaradar) facing east


Alangaravalli, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Dakshinamurthy, Gajalakshmi, Nataraja, Kasi Viswanadhar, Saneeswara, Surya Chandran, Bhairava, Thirugnanasambandar, Sundarar, Panchamadar, Lingotbavar

A beautifully located temple with a large temple tank in front. The entrance is through a 3 tier Rajagopuram with a separate entrance arch to the Goddess shrine.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Brahmatheertham, Holy tank in front of the temple

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vanni (Prosopis cineraria)


Thirugnanasambandar (7th century CE) has visited and rendered Thevaram Hymns to the Lord here.


Lord Vishnu in the form of a Boar is believed to have created a tunnel in front of lord Shiva and hence the place is called Hari (Vishnu) Dwara (hole) Mangalam.


Haridwaramangalam is located about 15 Kilometers north west of Needamangalam. You can reach from Avalivalnallur and it is advisable to combine the two. You can reach from Needamangalam, or from Kumbakonam via Patteeswaram, or from the Kumbakonam to Needamangalam road by taking a right at Padagachery after crossing the Vettar River. Check our map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food is Needamangalam. Stay would be Kumbakonam, but depending on your route and plan there are other options.

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