Agasteeswarar Kolapakkam

Agasteeswarar, Kolapakkam

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Agasteeswarar, facing east


Periyanayaki, facing south

Other Deities

Kalabhairava, Naagar, Ayyappa, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Agasteeswarar Kolapakkam is an ancient large temple which is much smaller in size today. The temple is facing east with a Gajaprashta Vimaanam and a large temple tank in front. The Nandi was moved inside the present compound walls from outside when the land had to be given up for the road. The temple was in a dilapidated state and was renovated in recent times. Unfortunately, in the process, the original circular stone sanctum and the Vimaanam were lost. But the inside of the sanctum still retains the 12 ceiling stones and side stone walls. In the Tamil month of Maasi (February – March), a day after Sivaratri the Sun’s rays fall on the main deity for a short while in the morning. The Lingam is large, nearly 4 feet tall and the Aavudayar is about 5 feet wide. There are carvings of Fishes in the ceiling of the Ardha Mantapam.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Agastya Theertham, Temple tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Agasteeswarar Kolapakkam is an ancient temple believed to be at least 1000 years old, served by Chola, Pandya and Vijayanagar Kings. Copper plates of ancient times mentioning this temple have been kept in the Government HR & CE Museum at Thiruporur.


It is believed that deity here at Agasteeswarar Kolapakkam was installed and worshiped by Sage Agastya when he was in the south to offset the imbalance created due to the large congregation of gods and celestials at Lord Shiva’s wedding in Mount Kailash.


Agasteeswarar Kolapakkam is 400 meters north of the Vandalur main road at Kolapakkam. The road leading to the temple is narrow. See our map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea shops. Closest for food would be Vandalur.

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