Vada Theerthanathar Temple, Andanallur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
This place has been a holy place and been a temple since the days of Periyapuranam, as Sekkizhar has written about this temple. However, this was built as a granite temple by Parantaka Chola (9th C). Later on, Rajaraja I also did several donations and services for the temple. The Pandya King Vira Pandya has also done a lot for this temple. The Hoysala king Sri Krishna Veera Vallalar and also the Nayaka rulers later on have also done a lot for the temple. The historical name of the village is Andavanallur. As per the inscriptions, the main deity is named as Alanthurai Mahadevar. Hence, we can understand that this village was also called as Alanthurai.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 19 Kms from Trichy, 3 Kms from Allur, 1 Km from Tiruchendurai, 10 Kms from Vayalur, 13 Kms from Woraiyur, 15 Kms from Srirangam, 17 Kms from Thiruvanaikoil and 63 Kms from Karur. The Temple is located on the Trichy-Karur route between Allur (Jeeyapuram) and Tiruchendurai. The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Jeeyapuram Bus Stop, 12 Kms from Chatiram Bus Station and 16 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand. Nearest Railway Station is located Jeeyapuram (1 Km) and Trichy (17 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (24 Kms).