Paadal Petra Sthalams - Cuddalore District
Veeratteswarar (also Veerattanadar, Adhigainadar), facing east
Thirupurasundari facing east
Vinayaka, Muruga, Thilakavadhi, Thirunavukkarasar, Sekkizhar, 63 Nayanmar, Panchamugalingam, Navagrahas, Natarajar, Pitchadanar, Asthradevar, Naalvar, Chandikeswarar, Dakshinamurthy, Durga, Kalyanasundarar, Sarabamurthy, Esupadhar
Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnanasambandar and Sundarar (7th – 8th Century CE) have sung Thevaram Hymns in praise of the lord of Tiruvadhigai Veeratteswarar Temple. Stone inscriptions refer to this place as Adiraiya Mangalam, Adhirajamangalam and Adhirajamangaliyapuram.
Tiruvadhigai Veeratteswarar Temple is the place from where Shiva destroyed three Rakshashas (Demons) and the three cities (Tripura) created by them with the arrow given to him by Lord Vishnu (as Saranarayana Perumal). Shiva after an intense and fiery fight, destroyed the Asura Tripuran and thus attained the name Tripurantaka. Shiva, after burning down Tripura, dipped his three fingers in the ashes, which signifies the three lines of ash worn by Saivites on their forehead.
Tiruvadhigai Veeratteswarar Temple is 2 kms on the Panruti-Cuddalore road.
Stay and Food
Panruti and Cuddalore have good restaurants