Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar Madagadipet

Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar, Madagadipet

Saivite Temples, Villupuram District


Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar, facing west


Akilandeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Saptamadar, Nandi

Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar Madagadipet is a small temple under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The shrines of the god and goddess are square Sanctum, circular Griva and domical Shikara on top. The idols in the niches around the sanctum sanctorum have been kept now in Pondichery for security. Around the Shikara are Lord Vishnu in the west, Brahma in the north, Subramanya in the east and Dakshinamurthy in the south. There is also a shrine for Saptamadar who worship was popular in the Chola Period.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar Madagadipet was built by Raja Raja Chola (985-1016 CE) as per stone inscriptions found here. The temple also has inscriptions belonging to Chola Kings Rajendra, Rajadi Raja I, Kulothunga I amongst others. the ancient name of the village was Kunthankuli and thus the lords name here is Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar. The place was part of Thirubhuvana Mahadevi Chaturvedi Mangalam, now called Thirubhuvanai.


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Thirukunthankudi Mahadevar Madagadipet is about 15 kilometers on the Villupuram to Pondicherry road on the right side. There are also 2 other ancient temples nearby.

Stay and Food

None locally. Villupuram or Pondichery are the best options.

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