Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor

Balasubramanayan, Ilayanarveloor

Other Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk


Balasubramanayan, facing east


Gaja Valli, facing east

Other Deities

Ekambaranathar, Perundevithaayar, Thirupurasundari, Kasi Viswanathar, Arunachaleswarar, Narthanaganapathi, Mahaganapathi, velayudhapani with consorts, Naagar, Bhairava, Ganesha, Chandran, Surya. Outer Prakaram – Anugraha Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Varasidhdhi Vinayaka, Durga, Navagraha

Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor is a large east facing temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance. Outside this entrance further to the east is a beautiful temple pond. The temple has 2 Prakarams. Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor is beautifully situated on the northern banks of Cheyyar River. The main deity is about 6 feet tall and looks majestic. The processional deity is a beautiful idol and presents an unbelievable sight in its mirrored enclosure.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Arunagirinathar (15th Century CE) has visited and sung the praise of Lord Muruga here at Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor. Since the Murugan temple at Uthiramerur has connections with this temple, this could also have been in existence from the 8th Century CE.


Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor was called in by Kadambanadar of Kadambar Kovil to protect Sage Kashyapa from 2 demons, Malayan and Maagaran at the Balasubramanyan temple in Uthiramerur. Similar to the Balasubramanyan temple in Uthiramerur, the Elephant given to him by Lord Indra is his mount here and is installed in place of the usual Peacock.


Balasubramanayan Ilayanarveloor is 10 kilometers south of Walajabad across the Paalar River and is situated on the North Banks of the Cheyyar River.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Walajabad.

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