Tiruvanthipuram Sri Devanathaswamy Temple - A Study

  • T Subasree Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of History, St. Joseph’s College of Art and Science (Autonomous), Cuddalore, Tamilnadu
Keywords: Tiruvanthipuram, South Arcot district, vaishnavas, sri devanathaswamy, dravidan architecture, historical temples


Tiruvanthipuram is a small village situated in the South Arcot district, TamilNadu. It is seven kilometres west of Cuddalore. The headquarters of South Arcot district. Town buses ply between cuddalore and tiruvanthipuram. Tiruvanthipuram is one of the hundred and eight divyadusas held in great reverence by the vaishnavas. The presiding deity of the temple at tiruvanthipuram is sri devanathaswamy. His consort is sri hemambiyavalli, sri ramanujar, Vedanta besika and pillaiperumal ayyangar have visited the srine and composed verses praising the daily.the temple built in dravidan architecture, the temple is the only historical temple in south india to have shine of hayagriva.

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