Thursday, January 25, 2018

Nageswarar Temple, Ambur, Vellore

Nageswarar Temple, Ambur, Vellore
Nageswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the heart of Ambur Town in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. This Temple is a Parihara Sthalam for Naga Dosham and Rahu Kethu Pariharam.

The Temple is believed to be built by Later Cholas in the 12th Century and later renovated by Hoysalas and Vijayanagara Kings. Inscriptions available in this temple records these facts.

The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Nageswarar and Mother is called as Samayavalli Thayar. There are Shrines for Nithya Vinayagar, Lord Ayyapan, Naalvar, Palani Andavar, Lord Muruga with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Natarajar Sabha, 63 Nayanmars, Radha Krishnan, Guru Bhagavan and Naga Statues. 

There is a separate shrine for Kala Bhairavar called Ashtanga Bhairavar can be seen in this temple. He is without his dog Vahana. Sthala Vriksham is Vilva Tree.

Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 12 Noon and 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM.
Ambur is located at about 52 Kms from Vellore, 28 Kms from Gudiyattam, 18 Kms from Vaniyambadi, 38 Kms from Tirupattur, 44 Kms from Yelagiri, 30 Kms from Pallikonda and 188 Kms from Chennai. Nageswarar Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Ambur Bus Stand, 1.2 Kms from Ambur Railway Station and 177 Kms from Chennai International Airport.