Thenkurangaduthurai Temple, Aduthurai

Ten Kurangaadutrai Temple, Aduthurai (தென் குரங்காடுதுறை கோயில், ஆடுதுறை)[1] is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in the village of Aduthurai, Tamil Nadu, India.[2] The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Tirugnana Sambandar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.

Ten kurangaaduturai
Aduthurai Temple
DeityAbathsagaeswarar (Shiva)
StateTamil Nadu
Thenkurangaduthurai Temple, Aduthurai is located in Tamil Nadu
Thenkurangaduthurai Temple, Aduthurai
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates11°00′N 79°18′E / 11.000°N 79.300°E / 11.000; 79.300Coordinates: 11°00′N 79°18′E / 11.000°N 79.300°E / 11.000; 79.300
TypeDravidian architecture


It is devoted to Brahma, Sugriva, and Rama. Shiva rescued Sugriva from his brother Vaali because Sugriva could not compete with Vaali in a fight. Sugriva prayed to Lord Shiva who turned Sugriva to a swan and kept him above the 'Vilva' tree, so Vaali could not find him. It is believed Lord Rama searching for Sita came here with Hanuman and Sugriva and prayed here which gives an additional tribute to this temple.[citation needed]

The TempleEdit

The temple is located 12 km away from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam- Mayiladuthurai road. The village has thralling streets. The best mode is taking town buses from Kumbakonam. The Aduthurai railway station is also close by to the temple. The temple is surrounded by vast streets on all the four sides. The temple is built in Dravidian style with Vimaanas and a five-story Gopuram. This temple is under the maintenance of Thiruvavadurai Aathinam1.[citation needed]



  • "Aduthurai Temple". District Development Authority, Thanjavur. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  • "Abathsahayeswarar Temple". Dinamalar. Retrieved 24 April 2013.