Temples near Thirunallar

Temples near Thirunallar, Timings, Route information and Address

Ambagarathur Kali Amman Temple

Temple is 8 km from Thirunallar and is in the West. As per the Legend, Goddess Kali self-manifested here after slaying the demon Ambaran. She calmed down and took a graceful form. The images on the South and North Gopuram narrate the heroic deeds of Bhadrakali, tearing the chest of the demon Ambaran.


7 tributaries of Kaveri falls into the sea in Karaikal region.

Nalanarayana Perumal

After offering prayers to Lord Darbaranyeswara, Nala built the temple for Lord Vishnu. Hence the temple called by Nala Narayana Temple.  Temple is located on the main road itself, which is on the way to Nala Theertham.


There is a Siva temple worshipped by a Saivite Saint Llayankudi Maranar. This temple is under the maintenance of Archaeological department.


Ayiram Kali Temple was built by Thirumalairayan. Famous Tamil poet Kalamegam has sung on this deity. This deity appeared in the dreams of the King who recovered the Idol from the sea.


Temple is 1.5 km from Karaikal. It is also called Thiruthelicheri. This place was worshipped by the Goddess. The Holy tank is located in the temple premises. The temple faces West and in the Meena month, Sun’s rays fall on the Lingam for Ten days from 13th of the month.


This village is 7 km from Karaikal. Lord Siva disguised as a hunter and appeared before Arjuna while he was performing penance.


This Village near Karaikal has a temple dedicated to Lord Rishya Singeswara


There is a temple dedicated to Lord Siva. The Lord of death, Yama with His consort Abhayambika , performed penance here for Lord Siva to get rid of the sin of throwing rope on Lord along with Markandeya at Thirukadaiyur. The main deity is called by Dharmapureeswarar. It is believed that Lord Rama and Brahma offered prayers for this deity.

Nithyakalyana Perumal Temple

This temple is located right next to Karaikal Ammaiyar’s temple. This temple was built in 11th Century AD. Lord Ranganatha is seen here reclining in Veerasayana without his consorts.

Kailasanatha Temple

This ancient temple is located right opposite to Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple.

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