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Pallikondeswarar Temple

Chennai (Madras), India
+91 85762 78599
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Sleeping Lord Shiva

This was my 2nd visit of this ancient temple. In all the temples we can see Lord Shiva in form of... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
JAGDISHJAGDISH
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Suruttappalli Pallikonda Qatar temple at TN-Andhra border .

This Suruttappalli Pallikonda eswaran temple came to my knowledge during 1998. I was told that... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
rasa006
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This was my 2nd visit of this ancient temple. In all the temples we can see Lord Shiva in form of Siva lingam but in this temple we can see Lord Shiva in sleeping posture on the lap of Sarvamangala Devi (Parvati Devi). Palli Kondeswarar...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2016

This Suruttappalli Pallikonda eswaran temple came to my knowledge during 1998. I was told that Pradhosha pooja is very important here. I visited this temple at that period of time and the temple and premises were dirty with muddy pragaram. But now again I visited...More

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

I recently visited this temple with friends.It is located in surtapalli AP.This is the only temple in the world where Lord Shiva is in reclining posture - resting on Goddess Parvati's lap.The temple is very crowded during Shiva rahiris.We have food items available for purchase...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Had been to this temple while traveling to mantralayam. Located in the chennai to chitoor route. Here Lord Shiva is seen in reclining posture in the lap of his consort Parvati as Sarva Mangalambika, which is typical of Ranganatha form of the god Vishnu. Here...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2015

The position of shiva is here in the reclining position resting on goddess parvathi's lap. As far as history , the speciality of the temple is the position of lord after consuming the poison resting on the lap of the goddess. The temple is in...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

The history of the temple and the details of the deity have already been described by other reviewers, and I heard the same about the temple. We visited the temple on the way back from Tirupati to Chennai. Apparently the only temple in the world...More

3  Thank Ganapathy N
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice temple in outskirts of Chennai. This temple is believed to be constructed in 14th Century. The temple 'Stala' history is very interesting. In Satya Yuga (millions of years ago), during churning of 'Par' Kadal, the churning rope (snake) vomit poison. The Devas and Asuras...More

1  Thank Guha Rajan M
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This old temple is unique as we can see reclining Shiva in human form (It is usually vishnu who poses like this). There are a couple of lingas also- Valmiki lingam and Rama lingam. The temple is very close to the Tamilnadu - Andhraparadesh border...More

3  Thank Ramya S
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Pallikondeswarar temple is a beautiful Shiva temple situated near the TN-AP border in Andhra pradesh (Chittor District) at about 56 kms distance from Chennai. This is the only temple where lord Shiva is in a reclined position, relaxing in the lap of the divine mother...More

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