Primary Deity: Neeli Vana Natha (னிலி வன னத, னிலகன்ட, , அரன்ய விடன்கர்)
also known as Neelakanta, Aranya Vitankar
Consorts: Visalakshi (விஸலக்ஸி)
Travel base, Address references
Located at: Tiruppainneeli
Near: Bhikshandar Kovil
Travelbase: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
– 20 KMs (Exactly) from Tiruchirappalli
– 5 KMs (Exactly) from Bhikshandar Kovil
Legends and Notes
– Shiva is said to have blessed Vasishtar with a vision of the cosmic dance and the dance hall here is known as Ratna Sabha. Shiva is said to have blessed Tirunavukkarasar (who had arrived from Tirupachilasramam with a sumptuous meal on a banana leaf (Painneeli – Vaazhai). It is here that Yama is believed to have worshipped Shiva, to retrieve his power over mortal souls, after Shiva vanquished his powers at Tirukkadavur (63s) in saving Markandeyan.
This temple is considered to be Siva Sthalam
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