Kailasanadar Kovalam

Kailasanadar Kovalam

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Kailasanadar, facing east


Kanakavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Venkatesa Perumal with Bhooma Devi, Surya Narayanar, Lingam, Mahakali, Nagammal, Kubera Vinayaka, Vijaya Vinayaka, Shiva Shakti Vinayaka

Kailasanadar Kovalam is an ancient east facing temple with entrance from south side. The mantapa, pillars idols are all works of art. The base of the Shiva Lingam has inscriptions which is rare or even unique. The script, we learnt, says ‘Sri Satheruman Murthiper’. The base of the Mahamantapam has a 3 line inscription throughout. This Mantapam also has the idols of Kubera Vinayaka, Vijaya Vinayaka and Shiva Shakti Vinayaka. Originally a lime and sand brick construction Kailasanadar Kovalam has been renovated to some extent recently. There is a large temple Tank opposite to the east of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kailasanadar Kovalam belongs to the 13th century CE from the details in the stone inscriptions.


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Kailasanadar Kovalam is in Kovalam town which is about 21 kilometers from Thiruvanmiyur on the East Coast Road.

Stay and Food

There are many resorts and restaurants all along the East Coast Road.

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