Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam

Kundaleeswarar, Venbakkam

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Kundaleeswarar, facing east


Yogambikai, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Subramanya, Bhairava, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam is an old temple which was lost over time. The new temple was just completed in February 2019 and Kumbabishekam had been arranged. During our visit, the new deities were all kept immersed in water as a cooling ritual in the nearby Srinivasa Perumal prior to installation. The Temple Pond is situated south of the temple where an Amman Temple with a tall Tajagopurm is present. Marundeeswarar at Thirukachur, Thulaseeswarar at Kolathur and Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam are situated in a straight line.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Kundalini Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


The Lingam and some parts of other idols of Kundaleeswarar Vembakkam were recovered near the nearby lake. Inquiries revealed that the name of the main deity was Kundaleeswarar as per some old records available at Lakshmi Mahal Library at Thanjavur. Remnants of walls and a sanctum were also discovered here and the temple has been built recently. The ancient name of this place was Kalvadi (Kalladi).


In the ancient days Rishis, Sidhdhars and celestial beings are believed to have lived and meditated in the nearby Kalladimalai where their footprints are still preserved. This hill is also said to have rare species of medicinal herbs. Sage Agastya is believed to have researched about medicinal herbs here near Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam. The Lord (Moorthy), Temple (Sthalam) and Holy Water (Theertham) are of the same name adding to the specialty of Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam.


Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam is about 5.5 kilometers west of Singaperumal Kovil. After taking a right at Singaperumal Kovil drive on in the Oragadam road for 1.5 kilometers where the road to Venbakkam forks off on the left. Reaching Venbakkam take a right and you will reach Kundaleeswarar Venbakkam.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest are the restaurants in the GST Road and Singaperumal Kovil.

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