Vadapureeswar Temple

Located at a central place on the crossroad of Iswaran Koil Street on Mahatma Gandhi road is the Vedapureeswarar temple. The temple attracts several devotees of lord Shiva. Constructed during the 18th century the temple is known for the stone inscriptions and a Swayambhulinga. Of the many temples in Pondicherry, Vedapureeswarar temple is also a significantly important Hindu temple that sees believers flocking from different parts of the country. Also known as Easwaran Koil the Vedapureeswarar temple was in a decrepit condition and was restored by temple authorities and it stands well kempt now. The Rajagopuram of Vedhapureeswarar temple is decked with a lot of sculptural reprieve.

Vadapureeswar Temple

The architectural style of the temple is very similar to the temples seen across Southern India. The temple possesses altars for Lord Murugan, Lord Vinayaka and 63 Nayanmars and the deity inside the temple seated are Lord Shiva and his consort deity Thirupurasundari. The temple area was once known to have religious scholars doing their study on Vedas and today it is famous worship temple just like many other temples in Pondicherry. The brightly colored Gopuram or tower stands as a remarkable feature of the temple that tourists never miss to capture in their lenses. The temple has a huge sculpture of Nandi believed to be the vehicle of Lord Shiva according to the Hindu Mythology. The Vedapureeswarar temple adds to the list of pilgrim’s destination one should visit in Pondicherry tour package or pilgrimage