Dedicated to the principal deity, Lord Shiva, Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwar Temple is situated near Villianur, 11 km from Pondicherry. The temple dates back to the Chola period and flaunts a grand traditional structure. What differentiates this ancient temple from others across the country, is the French influence in the traditions and rituals of the temple. The temple experiences crowd throughout the year but there is a deluge of devotees, during the annual Temple Car Festival, who come to pull a 15 metre tall chariot as a form of worship; it is believed that if one pulls the chariots one’s prayers are granted by the deity. The festival is celebrated around May and June with much extravagance.

Thiru Kameshwarar


E Car St, Villianur, Puducherry 605110, India


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