Melpadi-Shiva-Temple, Somnatheshwarar Temple, Melpadi, Vellore
Melpadi-Shiva-Temple, Somnatheshwarar Temple, Melpadi, Vellore

Somnatheshwarar Temple, Melpadi, Vellore

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
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 Somnatheshwarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Melpadi Village in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. Melpadi is a small village on the Thiruvalam – Ponnai road. It is assumed that the temple was built by Parantaka Chola I between 907 and 953 A.D. and later developed by Rajaraja Cholan (985-1014 A.D.). This Temple is being maintained by Archeological Society of India.


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Temple Opening Time

This temple is open only till 6 P.M. in the evening. Ideal time for visiting this temple would be after 5 PM.

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The Temple is located at about 750 meters from Melpadi Bus Stop, 7 Kms from Vallimalai, 8 Kms from Ponnai, 12 Kms form Thiruvalam, 22 Kms from Katpadi, 17 Kms from Ranipet, 21 Kms from Arcot, 30 Kms from Vellore and 143 Kms from Chennai. This temple is situated on the way to Vallimalai on the Tiruvallam – Ponnai Road. The temple is about 17 Kms from Ranipet on the Chittoor Road. A little before Ponnai a bridge across the River Bahuda cuts off on the left to reach Melpadi. The temple is just after the bridge on the right of the road. On the left is a small temple to Lord Choleeswarar, also in ASI control. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Thiruvalam (13 Kms), Mukundarayapuram (13 Kms), Bommasamudram (20 Kms) and Katpadi (23 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (120 Kms).

See also  Sikkal Singaravelan Temple, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

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