Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Allur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
This is a beautiful ancient temple. The surrounding area is planted with Teak trees and surrounded by Mango grove. Presiding Deity is called as Pasupatheeswarar and is facing east. Mother is called as Parvathi and is facing south. Temple Tank is located adjacent to the Temple. Sculptures of Karthikeya, Surya, Bikshadana and Ayyanar are in north east corner of Artha Mandapam. Sculptures of Bootha Gana rows, Yalis, Rows of monkeys praying Shiva Lingam and Women in Sleeping Posture are attractive piece of architecture in this temple. The Temple is believed to be built by Parantaka Chola. Inscriptions belonging to Later Cholas period can be found in this temple.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Allur, 1.5 Kms from Allur Bus Stop and 1.5 Kms from Mekkudi Railway Station. Allur is located at about 3 Kms from Jeeyapuram, 7 Kms from Mukkombu Dam, 30 Kms from Gunaseelam, 13 Kms from Vayalur, 10 Kms from Woraiyur, 12 Kms from Srirangam, 14 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil and 16 Kms from Trichy.
Chatram Bus Stand, Trichy (9 Kms) and Trichy Central Bus Stand (13 Kms) are the major Bus Stands located very near to this Temple. Nearest Railway Station is Mekkudi Railway Station (250 meters) and Trichy Railway Station (14 Kms). Nearest Airport is Trichy International Airport (21 Kms).