Irumbai Shiva Temple, Pondicherry
Irumbai Shiva Temple, Pondicherry

Hailed as one of the Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalas, this ancient Shiva temple commands much respect from the devotees. It is counted among those few temples near Pondicherry where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Mahakaleshwar. Believed to be built in the 7th century by King Kulothungan III, one of the rulers from the Chola dynasty, this shrine exhibits features reflecting the Ekadala style of architecture.

A peculiar aspect of this shrine is that here, you can see broken pieces of Shiva Linga woven together by copper threads. Located in picturesque surroundings, the temple complex includes a large water tank.

Coconut trees and banyan trees line the pathway leading to the temple and add to the tranquil ambiance.


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