Vyagrapatheswarar Temple, Pulippara Koil, Kanchipuram
Vyagrapatheswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Pulippara Koil Village in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Vyagrapatheswarar and Mother is called as Bala Kusala Ambal. The temple is around a km from the Padalam railway gate between the railway gate and Arasar koil. Vygrapathar is a rishi with a human face and tiger legs.
He worshipped Shiva in many places in this belt and the Shiva lingam used to have the marks of the foot of a tiger. Thirupulivanam near Uthiramerur is another such temple. This temple is a typical massive Chola temple, Gajaprashta style with big mandapams, Praharams and wonderful sculptures. Unfortunately, in the name of re-construction, the structures of the temple and the inscriptions have been greatly destroyed.