Chengalpet Saivite Temples

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk

Kailasanadar, Thiruporur

This is an ancient hill temple connected with the legend of the famous nearby Muruga Temple.

Thirukarai Easwarar, Manampathy

In the Chola Era this temple was called Vanava Mahadeva Chaturvedi Mangalam.

Kailasanadar, Kovalam

This is an ancient temple with an unique feature in the Shiva Lingam.

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

A World Heritage Site situated on the beach this is the most famous of temples among tourists visiting these parts.

Aadaleeswarar, Kayar

This is a very ancient and small temple situated on the banks of a beautiful Lotus Pond.

Agasteeswarar, Vembedu

Situated right next to the large temple tank this is an old temple renovated in recent times.

Brahadeeswarar, Kazhipattur

This temple has built around the ancient Shiva Lingam and Bhairava idols found here.

Thiruvageeswarar, Kayarambedu

A large temple where the annual Float Festival used to take place in ancient times.

Nandeeswarar, Guduvanchery

This is a Vaippu Sthalam mentioned in the Thevaram Hymns of Thirunavukkarasar.

Navaleeswarar, Navalur

On the busy OMR in Chennai this is an island of divinity, peace and beauty!

Somanatheswarar, Kolathur

The idols of this ancient temple were dumped inside the well for safety during the Muslim invasions.

Uthira Vaithyalingeswarar, Kattur

This temple is considered as holy as the more famous Vaitheeswaran Kovil near Sirkazhi.

Valeeswarar, Peramanur

The Shiva Lingam here is said to have been worshiped by Rajaraja Chola.

Satypureeswarar, Ponmar

The pillars in the Mantapa of this ancient temple have some very exquisite carvings.

Muruganadeeswarar, Mambakkam

Stone inscriptions are found at the base of the sanctum sanctorum indicating the antiquity of this temple.

Vrithagireeswarar, Unamancheri

The Navagrahas here are arranged in a circle all facing different directions, unlike the usual formation.

Agasteeswarar, Kolapakkam

The temple is facing east with a Gajaprashta Vimaanam and a large temple tank in front.

Agasteeswarar, Nedunkundram

Stone inscriptions are found at the base of the sanctum sanctorum indicating the antiquity of this temple.

Manneeswarar, Mannivakkam

Stone inscriptions are seen on the temple dating back to the Nayak Kings of the 16th century CE.

Malleeswarar, Karasangal

The lingam and the original small shrine was protected for long as part of a house by the locals during the Muslim invasions.

Marundeeswarar, Thirukachur

A large well here is seen with a unique passage leading down to draw water from the side.

Kundaleeswarar, Venbakkam

The ancient Lingam was found while excavating in the lake bed and a beautiful temple has been built recently.

Thulaseeswarar, Kolathur

Sage Agastya is believed to have worshiped the Lord and his consort here with Tulsi leaves.

Vadavaitheeswarar, Sastrambakkam

It is believed that Sidhdhars visit this temple in the form of birds and insects even today.

Pathangeeswarar, Palur

Many of the idols in this ancient temple are very large and beautifully carved.

Vedapureeswarar, Melachery

The Lingam of this lost temple was discovered by some kids playing and the present temple was built.

Thokkeeswarar, Villiambakkam

All the sanctums here have the Goshtam deities in them which is not a common feature.

Mutheeswarar, Athur

The holy tree, Mango, here has a forked trunk both yielding fruits which taste different.

Etteeswarar, Paiyanoor

According to these inscriptions the temple was built in 773 CE by Vijayananda Vikrama Pallava.

Bhoothagireeswarar, Sirudavur

This beautiful temple has a large Gajaprastha Vimaanam and a well cleaned and maintained temple tank adjoining it.

Mallikeswarar, Madagathur

A beautiful little temple where all the sounds you will hear is that of bird calls.

Jambukeswarar, Sembakkam

The waters of the adjoining temple pond is said to fill the sanctum sanctorum in the olden days.

Putridankondeeswarar, Sirunkundram

This is an ancient temple set amidst beautiful green fields.

Nagabarineeswarar, Melaiyur

This temple has a profusion of shrines including Brahma, Saraswati, Mahavishnu and Chitraguptan.

Jalakandeeswarar, Kottamedu

This is a small and ancient temple situated beautifully with a large well inside.

Kalahastheeswarar, Kattankulathur

This is a Rahu, Kethu remedial temple.

Jambukeswara, Nattarasanpattu

This is a remote temple with very peaceful surroundings and a large campus.

Thiruvaaleeswarar, Srivanchur

This is an ancient temple which has been almost completely lost over time.

Agasteeswarar, Appur

This is an old and small temple which is struggling to survive.

Parasurameswarar, Mullipakkam

A beautifully maintained temple amidst green fields where the lord faces west.

Thirukooleeswarar, Kondangi

This is a small temple undergoing work where the goddess has a separate sanctum.

Agasteeswarar, Appur

This is an old and small temple which is struggling to survive.

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