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Sri Uchinathar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Shivapuri in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The temple is the 3rd padal petra sthalam in the series and the Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirugnasambandar.

The temple was built during 7th century AD and has 3 tiered gopuram.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The temple place is also known as Thirunelvoil and later known now as Shivapuri. The Lord Shiva here is known as Uchinathar and also as Madyaneswarar Temple.

According to legends, Lord Shiva has served food to Sundarar while he was hungry. There is also a water tank near the temple known as Kripasamudaram.

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