|Location of the temple||Tirumannippadikkarai (now known as Eluppaippattu)|
|Lord Shiva known as||Neelakandeswarar, Padikkarai Nayagar, Paramesar|
|Female deity known as||Mangalanayagi, Amuthavalli|
|How to reach||This temple is 16 Kms on the west direction from Vaitheeswarankovil by road. It is situated near Manalmedu at Eluppaipattu. Bus facilities are available from Mayiladuthurai and Vaitheeswaran Kovil.|
|Temple address||Arulmighu Neelakandeswarar Temple|
According to legend, it is believed that the Pancha Paandavas of Mahabharatham installed 5 Sivalingams at this Sthalam and worshipped God Shiva afer they escaped from the poison pond (Natchupoigai). As such, there are 5 shrines for Lord Shiva. The main deity isknown as Neelakandeswarar. The other 4 shrines are for 1. Padikkarai Nayagar, 2. Muktheesar, 3. Paramesar and 4. Magadeesar. Lord Brahma is also believed to have worshipped Shiva here.
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