Dheerkajaleswarar Temple, Nedungunam, Thiruvannamalai
Dheerkajaleswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located in Nedungunam Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is situated at the Esanya corner of Nedungunam village near the Yoga Ramar Temple. The Presiding Deity is called as Dheerkajaleswarar and Amman (Thayar) is called as Balambika. The temple will be open from 6 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
This Temple is almost 1000 years old. In Tamil "Theerka" mean "Nedumaiyaana"(Height) and "Asalam" mean "Kundru"(Hill), so this Village is called as "Nedunkunram". Here Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Hill, so this lord Called as "Theerkajala Eswaran". The Ancient name Nedunkunram was changed day by day and nowadays called as "Nedungunam".
Nedungunam is to the West of Vandavasi; to the East of Polur; to the North of Gingee; to the South of Arani and to the North-East of Thiruvannamalai. The temple is located on the Vandavasi-Chetput main road itself. Nedungunam is located at about 3 Kms from Chetpet, 20 Kms from Arani, 40 Kms from Thiruvannamalai and 24 Kms from Vandavasi.
Nedungunam can be reached by bus from Kancheepuram, Thiruvannamalai, Vandavasi, Chetpet and Arani. Bus Numbers 148, 208 and 422 from Koyambedu bus stand go through Nedungunam. The temple is on the main road itself and so you can get down right at the temple entrance. Nearest Railway Station is located at Polur and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.