r003-034, Veerattaaneswarar Temple, Kanchipuram
r003-034, Veerattaaneswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Veerattaaneswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
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 Veerattaaneswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Kanchipuram Town in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding deity is called as Veerattaaneswarar. This Temple is found in the Damal war street.  Saakiyanaayanaar threw small stones on the linga considering them as flowers and worshipped the Veerattaaneswarar. The idol of the Naayanaar is found here. Kongana Sidhar performed Thavam and attained innumerable Siddhis by staying in this temple and worshipping Shiva.


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Legend says that when lord Shiva burnt Kaalaagni Rudhrars with his third eye he danced uncontrollably with a loud laugh in this place. So this linga is also called as Veerattaaneswarar. All the parivara Devtas ran away from this place after viewing this sight. So in this temple they are meant to be invisible. This is said on Sanskrit that they exist in the form of Chitra Roopa and Paadhuka Roopa.

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See also  Ramakrishna Mutt Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

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