Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam

Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam

Vaishnavite Temples, Chennai District


Neelavarna Perumal facing east with sreedevi and bhoodevi


Vedavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Gods

Chakarthazhwar, Garuda, Anjaneya

Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam is a very small east facing temple but has an ancient past. there are 3 Ajnaneyas here, two on the sides of the sanctum and one in the stone Dwajasthambam. The Perumal here is seen as if he is emerging from an altar of fire and in standing posture. Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam has been mentioned as an Abhimaana Sthalam of Thiruneermalai Temple. The temple over time had lost all its possessions including most of its structures. In recent times a group of people have taken up the cause and revived to whatever it is today.

Holy Water – No information

Holy Tree – No information


Important and ancient inscription of the 8th Century CE of the Pallava age has been discovered in the Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam temple, revealing it was constructed during the reign of the Pallava Kings who ruled from their capital Kanchipuram.


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Neelavarna Perumal Nanmangalam is about a kilometer inside the main road from Kovilambakkam. Kovilambakkam is on the Madipakkam to Medavakkam road. There are a few temples other here – Ekambareswarar, Sai Baba and Amman.

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