ThiruppanrikkOdu Sri Bhaktavachleshwarar Mahadeva temple

God       : bhaktavatsalar mahAdhEvar
Great saints visited : vyAgrapAdhar

History:

After mahAviShNu in the form of a wild pig brought the earth in place killing the daemon king hiraNyan, he still not out of his anger of war was disturbing the worlds. The dhEvas surrendered to the Lord shiva Who broke his horn and brought him to his normalcy. The realised viShNu worshipped the Lord and requested Him to be adorned by the horn He broke. The Lord blessed him wearing the horn to His head beautifully. This temple is supposedly associated with this purANic event. This temple is one in the shivAlaya Ottam temples.

This temple is closely associated with the thiruvidhAN^gUr state history. In 1680 one moghul king came here to attack the abode. The effects are seen on the Lord's idol. thiruvidhAN^gUr king mUlam thirun^AL renovated this temple.

Specialities:

The temple Sanctum is a double layered cone. Kerala styled temple.

Location:

State : Tamil Nadu
District : Kanyakumari
Situation: 14 miles northeast of Nagarkoyil.