Kailasanadar Thiruporur

Kailasanadar Thiruporur

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Kailasanadar, facing east


Balambigai, facing east

Other Deities

Sanctum niches – Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara. Prakaram – Kasi Viswanathar, Bhairava, Surya, Veerabadhra. Outside the main temple – Vinayaka, Navagraha, Vallalar

Kailasanadar Thiruporur is a hill temple. A strange feature is that unlike elsewhere this Shiva Temple is on a hill and nearby on the ground is a Muruga Temple. The temple is reached through a flight of steps. At the base of the steps is an arch with small carvings of Ganesha and Muruga on either side. In between the climb is a shrine for Vinayaka. The east facing temple is entered from the south. The outer Prakaram is not walled. The inner Prakaram encloses the deities and the sanctums.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Pranavamritham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Kailasanadar Thiruporur is an ancient temple and the place was called Pranava Malai in olden days. Kailasanadar Thiruporur would be as ancient as the nearby Murugan temple which dates back to the Pallava period.


Lord Vishnu is believed to have worshiped Lord Shiva here in Kailasanadar Thiruporur. A tunnel was purportedly in existence connecting Kailasanadar Thiruporur and the nearby Murugan temple which was used by Chithambara Swamigal.


Kailasanadar Thiruporur is about 30 kilometers from Madhya Kailash junction in Chennai. The temple is visible from nearby and is just before you turn right for the famous Muruga Temple. Parking is limited below the hill and you have to climb up to reach the temple.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops. One or two small restaurants are available. Stay would be Chennai.

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