|Location of the temple||Tirukkanapper (Kaalayar Kovil), near Sivagangai|
|Lord Shiva known as||Kaaleeswarar, Someswarar, Sundareswarar|
|Female deity known as||Swarnambikai, Soundara Nayagi, Meenakshi|
|Pathigam||Sambandar - 1|
Sundarar - 1
|How to reach||This temple at Kalayarkovil is located 20 Kms from Sivagangai on the Sivagangai - Thondi road and is about 37 Kms. from Karaikudi. The railway station at Sivagangai is on the Karaikudi - Manamadurai section of the Southern Railway. Bus facilities from Madurai, Sivagangai, Karaikudi, Thiruvadanai and Devakottai are available to go to Kaalayar Kovil.|
|Temple address||Arulmighu Kaaleeswarar Temple|
Kaalayar Kovil Post
Map showing location of Kalayarkovil
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Temple: There are 3 separate shrines for both the male and female deities at this sivasthalam. Stone inscriptions from the periods of Maravarman Kulasekara Pandian I, Jadavarma Sundara Pandian II, Veerapandian and Vanaathirayan are found in this temple. The credit for expansion and renovation of this temple goes to king Maruthupandian.
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