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Kayarohanaswamy Temple

Nagapattinam

Kayarohanaswamy Temple Overview

Ranked 6 of 8 sightseeing in Nagapattinam

This temple is also popular by the name of Neelayadakshi and is one of the seven ancient temples present in Vidanagar. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it houses both the idols of Shiva and Goddess Neelayadakshi. As per the legend, Shiva actually blessed Sage Pundari with salvation here, after which a temple was built at the same spot.

One of the rare rituals that are conducted here include ceremonies in which, the mortal remains of the diseased are covered with the sacred cloth received from the temple. People believe that this will assist the dead person in attaining salvation after lifel.

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