Kailasanadar Venkundram

Kailasanadar, Venkundram

Saivite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Kailasanadar, facing east


Akilandeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Naagar, Naalvar, Muruga with consorts, Navagraha, Bhairava. Sanctum niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Chandikeswara, Durga

Kailasanadar Venkundram is an east-facing temple with a 3 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance. There is a large temple pond right opposite and outside the temple. A spacious single Prakaram houses all the shrines and the Sanctum Sanctorum. A large Naagar idol is installed along with Ganesha at the entrance to the Mantapam leading to the Sanctum Sanctorum. A grill (Salaram) is present before the Nandi to see the Lord from outside. There are carvings of Boar, Tortoise, Muruga with peacock, Lizard, fish, and other elements on the walls around the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kailasanadar Venkundram is an ancient temple as is evident from the construction and some of the idols. There are stone inscriptions on the base of the Sanctum Sanctorum confirming its antiquity.


No information


Kailasanadar Venkundram is about 2.5 kilometers north of Vandavasi. You can reach from inside the town or from the Cheyyar Road. A little ahead is the Hill Temple of Lord Shiva.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Vandavasi. Stay is not advisable anywhere except Thiruvannamalai or Kancheepuram depending on your travel plans.

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