Sri Arasaleeswarar Temple, Puducher

This temple has a small main tower (Rajagopuram) and a single corridor. It is east facing and is believed to have been built by the kings of Chalukyas. 


Legend / Local stories

The legend is that Sage Vamadeva visited many Shiva Sthalams seeking relief from a curse he had incurred. When he came to this place, he was taking rest for a while under a peepal (Arasu) tree. Mesmerized by the beautiful surrounding and atmosphere, he started imagining how pleasant it would be to have a temple for Lord Shiva built under this tree.

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How to Reach:

15 kms away from Puducherry on the Puducherry to Tindivanam route. After crossing Morattandi, there is a small road on the right going to Ozhindiyapattu village. Travel along that road for about 1.5 kms to reach the temple. Two more Paadal Petra Sthalam – Kiliyanur and Irumbai Maakaalam are located very near to this place.


Sri Arasaleeswarar Temple,
Ozhindiapattu, Vanur Taluk,
Villupuram District,
Tamil Nadu – 605 109.

Contact Details

+91- 4147 – 235 472.