Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan

Agasteeswarar, Cheyyatraivendraan

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Agasteeswarar, facing east


Thirupurasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Naagar, Navagraha, Bhairava, Surya. Sanctum Niches – Gamesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Bhairava, Durga, Chandikeswara

Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan is a small east facing temple with entrance gate from the south. The temple with a single Prakaram is situated on the banks of the Cheyyar.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Cheyyar River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan is an ancient temple, but historical information is not available as of now. The fact that the legend of this village is connected with that of Thiruvothur (older than 7th century CE), could indicate that this temple was constructed some time later than that to commemorate the event mentioned in the Legend section below.


The Lingam here at Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan is believed to have been installed by Sage Agastya. Saint Thirugnanasambandar wrote a hymn on a palm leaf in challenge to the Jains and floated it in the river Cheyyar at Thiruvothur. It is believed to have floated upriver to this place and thus the name is Cheyyatrai Vendraan (one who conquered the River Cheyyar).


Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan is about 3.5 kilometers west of Cheyyar. Cross the Cheyyar river from Cheyyar side and take a right at the junction to reach Agasteeswarar Cheyyatraivendraan.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food is Cheyyar. Options for stay would be Kancheepuram or Thiruvannamalai.

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