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Thirukkalukundram (Pakshitheertham)

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Distance (From Mahabalipuram): 14 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 14 kms from Mahabalipuram, Thirukkalukundram is famous for Vedagirishvara Temple, a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated on a 160 meter hill.

The priest in the temple feeds a pair of white eagles, which are said to be saints. The eagles travel from Varanasi and Rameswaram while traveling they nest in this hill temple during a particular time in the noon. No other eagles and birds attend this feast.

There is a larger shiva temple in the village located below the hill. One can take a view of the countryside from the hill tops which attract the devotees.