Thaeneeswarar Temple Today, if you ask for directions to Velialur Thennur, you may draw a blank. You have to ask for Vellalore. And right there, not too far from the infamous Corporation dump yard, is a little patch of history on which stands a temple. Inside are a Shivalingam and a Ganesha idol that date back almost 1,500 years. The temple was called Nakkan Thiru Kovil. This perhaps makes it the oldest living temple in the Kongu region.