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Sri Pathanchali Nathar Temple


The Patanjaleeswarar Temple is situated in Cuddalore. Ruler Shiva is the managing god in this sanctuary and is a Swayambhu Murthy. The sanctuary is situated on the banks of the waterway Madhukavanam. Ruler Nataraja shows up with His left leg forward and the body marginally in reverse which is ascribed to His satisfying Sage Patanjali who is inverse to the fundamental hallowed place alongside Nalvar – the commended saivite holy people and creators of Thevaram and Tiruvasagam songs. Patanjaleeswarar Temple in those days is known as Tirukanattumullur.

About The Temple

Legend goes that the Saivite holy person Sundarar had sung the radiance of Lord Patanjaleeswar as One whose head and foot couldn't be seen even by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahmma, One whose theory couldn't be completely seen even by the scholarly, one after whom all virgins run looking for His grace, whose sanctuary is enhanced with Kuvalai blooms on the bank of Kollidam in Kanattumullur. Lord Mother Kola Valai Kai Ambica, likewise commended as Ambjakshi and Kanarkuzhali is confronting east. Saivite Saint Sundarar notice Mother likewise in his psalms. Sani Bhagwan-Saturn graces from a sanctum right of Ambica's asked by those confronting his unfriendly impacts.

The sanctuary on the banks of River Kollidam is known as Madhukavanam. Master Shiva graces as a little Shivalinga in the sanctum sanctorum. On the Tamil New Year day Sun God spreads His beams on the Lord revering Him. At the point when the sages of Dandakaranya came here to love Lord Shiva, each molecule of sand appeared to them as a Shivalinga, they adored the Lord from outside.Hence, the sand of the spot is viewed as extremely holy which is conveyed by aficionados and kept in their homes trusting that it would present to every one of them welfare and thriving and purifying them of their sins.Lord Nataraja shows up with His left leg forward and the body somewhat in reverse which is ascribed to His satisfying Sage Patanjali who is inverse to the principle altar alongside Nalvar – the commended saivite holy people and creators of Thevaram and Tiruvasagam psalms. Those looking for help from unfriendly impacts of serpent planets petition Sage Patanjali for alleviation. Omampuliyur sanctuary, where Sage Vyakrapada revered Lord Shiva is close-by. It is paramount that three Shiva sanctuaries in Chidambaram, Kanattampuliyur and Omampuliyur are in succession.

About The deity

The primary god is Mother Kola Valai Kai Ambica. She is likewise lauded as Ambjakshi and Kanarkuzhali is confronting east. Ruler Sanaischarar has a holy place right to the following of Ambica ambal. Master Maha Vishnu graces from the Ghoshta (divider around the altar) in Nindra Thirukkolam stance. Master Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai is seen cheerfully remaining before His uncle Lord Maha Vishnu. Valli is seen wearing the stud called Pambadam or Thandatti. Master Dakshihnamurthy likewise graces the sanctuary here without a banyan tree. There are little hallowed places in the sanctuary premises for Lord Kashi Viswanathar, Lord Nirudhi Vinayaka, Gajalakshmi Amman, Lord Krishna, Nagarajar, and a Shiva Linga in the midst of the serpents.

Legend and Stories

Divine serpent Adisesha serving as a bed to Lord Mahavishnu in the nectar sea appeared as Sage Patanjali to appreciate the move of Lord Shiva. Master Shiva allowed Adisesha His Dance Darshan in Chidambaram. Sage Patanjali resulted in these present circumstances put as exhorted by Lord Shiva and performed compensation. Master showed up before the sage and inquired as to whether he was fulfilled by His move darshan, Patanjali answered that he could never be content with the darshan a few times and that ought to be before him for eternity. Ruler guaranteed Patanjali that He would offer the darshan in numerous spots. As a sign of acknowledgment of the dedication of the savvy, Lord took the name Patanjaleeswarar Himself.


Shivarathri in February-March, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tiruvadhirai in December-Janary are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Those seeking promotions in jobs and transfers, those pained to see their hard work not recognized, pray here for benefits. Devotees perform abishek and vastras to Lord. Women offer sari and bangles to Ambica seeking child boon.

Nearby Place to Visit

Thillai Kali
Kolanji Appar
Govindaraja Perumal


Buses are available from all places to the temple in Kanattampuliyur in Cuddalore. The nearest railway station is Aanathandavapuram Railway Station which is 17.6 km away. Local buses and private taxis are available from here to visit the temple. The nearest airport is Trichy Airport which is 131 km away. Bus and taxi services are available to access the temple.

Temple Address

Sri Patanjaleeswarar temple, Kanattampuliyur
Pincode - 608 306, Muttam Post,
Cuddalore district.


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

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

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.

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.

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