|Location of the temple||Tirupaasur, near Tiruvellore|
|Lord Shiva known as||Vaacheeswarar|
|Female deity known as||Thangaathali Amman|
|Pathigam||Thirunavukarasar, Sambandar, Sundarar|
|How to reach||This temple is located 7 Kms from Tiruvellore railway station which is on the Chennai Central - Arakonam section of the Southern Railway. It is situated at about 5 Kms from Tiruvallore bus stand. Travel by Tiruvallore - Tiruttani road and reach the road junction that leads to Kadambattur. Tiruppassur village is located near this road junction and the temple is also very nearby to this road junction.|
|Temple address||Arulmighu Vaacheeswarar Temple|
Map showing location of Tiruppasur
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Situated roughly 50 Kms from Chennai, the Shiva temple at Tirupaasur has gopurams on the east and the south side entrances. Once we enter the main gopuram, there is a spacious courtyard on all the 4 sides. The inner prakaram houses the shrines for the main deity, female deity and Lord Subramanya. The main shrine for Vaacheeswarar and the female deity Thangaathali Amman, are facing east. At the entrance to the sanctum sanctorum, tall stone images of Dwarapalakas can be seen. On the left side of the main sanctum sanctorum, Vinayakar Sabha is situated wherein stone idols of God Ganesha in various sizes can be seen. On the outer walls of the sanctum sanctorum, stone images of Dakshinamurthy on the south side, Annamalayar on the west side and that of God Brahma on the north side can be seen. The inner prakaram of the sanctum sanctorum houses the stone images of Thirunavukarasar, Sambandar and Sundarar.
Karikal Valavan, the Chola King is said to be associated with this temple. According to the legend, this sthalam was a bamboo forest and the Chola King Karikal Valavan while passing through this forest found a Sivalingam under the banboo trees and constructed this temple for Lord Shiva. Inscriptions from the Chola period are found inside this temple.
The main deity Vaacheeswarar
Entrance Tower of the temple
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