Saptha Vidanga Sthalams are largely associated with Muchukunda Chakravarthi and Indra. According to the Hindu religious history, Muchukunda was able to easily identify the lingam that was wholeheartedly prayed by Indra.
According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “ The original one he kept at the temple at Thiruvarur, and the others at Thirunallar, Vedaranyam, Thiruvaimur, Thrirukaravasal, Thirukkuvalai and Nagapattinam.”
These temples are collectively known as Saptha Vidanga Sthalams. During the day of Shivarathri, special pujas and rituals are conducted in grand manner in these temples. A large number of Hindu devotees and pilgrims visit these temples with lot of dedication and devotion. Peoples throng these temples on all auspicious days and religious important days.
1. Sri Dharbaranyeswarar Temple is located in Tirunallar, the Vidangar is known as Nagara and the Natanam form is Unmatha.
2. Sri Kayaroganeswarar Temple is situated in Nagaikkaronam (Nagapattinam), the Vidangar is known as Sundhara and the Natanam form is Vici.
3. Sri Vanmeekinathar Temple is located in Tiruvarur, the Vidangar is known as Vidhi and the Natanam form is Ajapa.
4. Sri Kannayiranathar Temple is situated in Tirukkarayil, the Vidangar is known as Adhi and the Natanam form is Kukkuta.
5. Sri Kollilinathar Temple is located in Tirukkolili, the Vidangar is known as Avani and the Natanam form is Brunga.
6. Sri Voimoornathar Temple is situated in Tiruvaimur, the Vidangar is known as Nila and the Natanam form is Kamala.
7. Sri Vedaranyeswarar Temple is located in Tirumaraikkadu (Vedaranyam), the Vidangar is known as Buvani and the Natanam form is Hamsapada.