Satypureeswarar Ponmar

Satypureeswarar, Ponmar

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Satypureeswarar, facing east


Satypureeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Valampuri Vinayaka, Muruga, Brahma, Kasi Viswanathar, Bhairava

Satypureeswarar Ponmar is an ancient east facing temple with a single Prakaram and entrance from the south. The sanctum niches are empty except for Brahma. There is a large temple pond in the north. Alongside this pond are the remnants of an ancient Amman shrine. West of this temple is the remnants of another ancient Vishnu Temple without a deity. The pillars in the Mantapa are carved with many idols including Mahishasura Mardhini, Cow shedding milk on a Lingam, Krishna, Bhima, Sage Agastya, Narasimha, Bikshadanar and others. Bas reliefs on the ceiling include fishes and, snake engulfing the moon.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Satypureeswarar Ponmar is several hundred years old. Stone inscriptions around the sanctum sanctorum date back to 1520 CE during the reign of Sadasiva Raya, nephew of Krishna Deva Raya. This place is mentioned as Thyaga Vinodha Nalloore and also another village nearby, Poyilicheri.


No information


Satypureeswarar Ponmar is about 8.5 kilometers in the Medavakkam to Mambakkam road. From the main road at Ponmar Junction Satypureeswarar Ponmar temple is about half a kilometers in the east.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Medavakkam.

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