Moolanadhar Temple is one of the most Historic tourist places in the city of Pondicherry. It is 1400 year old temple built by Paranthaka Cholan which was dedicated to the Hindu deities. This centuries temple is famous for its rock inscriptions and is one of the important sources of south Indian history. This famous temple located in Bahour which is 15 kms from Puducherry city center.
Moolanadhar Temple is one of the most ancient temples around in all of South India. Oral traditions claim that the temple was a center of a learning institution and many people like to associate the name of Saint Agasthya's with this temple. Moolanadhar Temple also houses a lot of religious activities throughout the year. Hindu festivals as well as local festivals are celebrated with much fevor at the Moolanadhar Temple.
Moolanadhar Temple is very well maintained by the ASI(Archaeological Survey of India) and is classified as a protected monument. Visitors can visit Moolanadhar Temple during timings: 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM.