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Pancha Nadeeswarar Temple


Tiruvandarkoil, Pancha Nadeeswarar temple is located in Tiruvandarkoil, Pondicherry district, Pondicherry state, India. The main God here is Vadukeeswarar Pancha Nadeeswarar and Amman (Thayar) is Tiripura Sundari.

Legend and Stories

Lord Brahmma the creator also had five heads as Lord Shiva. Brahmma grew proud of this equality. It so happened once that Mother Parvathi mistook Brahmma as Lord Shiva and extended the honours which Brahmma did not refuse. The confusion arose because both had five heads. Lord Shiva removed one head of Brahamma. Brahmma realized His pride punished him and begged Shiva’s pardon. This event took place here. As Lord Shiva removed one head of Brahmma, He is named Vadukeeswarar


Wedding festival is celebrated on the Tamil New Year day falling almost on April 14 or a day before or after occasionally in some years, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Shivrathri in February March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Skanda Sashti in October-November and Thai Poosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Majority of people pray for promotion in jobs and to conquer arrogance and ego

There are 8 pillars in the Artha Mandapa before Lord’s shrine. Worshipping Lord at this spot would bring royal honours and benefits to the devotee. Saint Gnana Sambandar had praised the Vadugur Lord in his hymns. Mother Tirupurasundari is gracing with Mahalakshmi attributes from a separate shrine, bearing the name Vadugur Nayaki.

Special abisheks are performed to Lord Vadugeeswarar and Lord Bhairava on Ashtami days for removal evil effects. Those facing problems in wedding matters and suffering from illnesses perform abishek to Lord Bhairava with honey and sugarcane juice and feed the dogs.

Lord Muruga on his peacock vehicle turning left graces with His six faces, 12 hands and weapons. Saint Arunagiriar in his Tirupugazh hymns ensures that the devotee would be relieved of all his/her sins if they worship Muruga in this form.

Mother Durga graces from wall around the sanctum with Her hands ready for a war. Devotees pray here for success in their efforts. Lord Arthanareeswara is on Her left and Lord Pradosha Nayanar on the left. Lord Vinayaka is praised as Valampuri Vinayaka.

How to Reach


The nearest airport at Chennai.


The Nearest railways stations at Kandamangalam.


Tiruvandarkoil is 20 km from Pondicherry on the Villupuram road. Bus facilities are available

Temple Address

Sri Vadukeeswarar Temple,
Via Kandamangalam,
Tiruvandar Koil Post,
Puducherry , Pincode - 605102.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • For promotions
  • To vanquish arrogance and ego

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.


The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8 p.m

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