Marundeeswarar Thirukachur

Marundeeswarar, Thirukachur

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Marundeeswarar, facing east


Irulneekki Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Gnanaganapathi, Pancha Naagar, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Vishnu Durga, Chandikeswara

Marundeeswarar Thirukachur is a small and important temple with an entrance gateway from the south side. There is a large and deep well east of the temple with a unique path and steps leading down from one side. Girivalam ritual is performed by devotees here along a path starting off west of the temple. Marundeeswarar Thirukachur is considered as a twin temple along with the Kachabeswarar Temple which is about a kilometer away in the village.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Well inside temple

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Many stone inscriptions are found inside Marundeeswarar Thirukachur indicating its antiquity. Marundeeswarar Thirukachur temple has been mentioned in the Thevaram Hymns of Sundarar (7th Century CE).


The Devas got cured off their illness by worshiping Lord Shiva at Marundeeswarar Thirukachur. The Devas were treated by Aswani Devata, the divine doctor at the request of Shiva. Thus the name of the Lord here at Marundeeswarar Thirukachur is called Marundeeswarar, Marundu means a curative medicine.


Marundeeswarar Thirukachur is west of the Thirukachur temple which is about 3 kilometers west of Singaperumalkovil.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Singaperumal Kovil.

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