Thulaseeswarar Kolathur

Thulaseeswarar, Kolathur

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Thulaseeswarar, facing east


Vilwanayaki, facing south

Other Deities

Agastya, Ganesha, Kalyana Durgai, Muruga with consorts, Bhairava, Navagraha, Surya, Chandran, Naagar. Sanctum Niches – Narthana Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Thulaseeswarar Kolathur is a small and beautiful temple which has been renovated and painted recently. The temple faces east with an entrance from the north side. A large pond is found north of the temple. A Goshala is also being maintained by the temple. The Lingam is about 5 feet tall from the base and the square Aavudayar is about 6 feet wide. Amongst the idols present the Lingam, Muruga, Chandran and Kalyana Durgai are ancient and the rest have been installed later in recent times. Kalyana Durgai is present in a separate shrine facing north at the southwest of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Thulaseeswarar Kolathur is an old temple where the main deity has received the name because of the large amount of Tulsi plants which were present here in the olden days. Even today you can see a lot of Tulsi plants around. Other historical information is not available as on date.


Sage Agastya is believed to have worshiped the Lord and Goddess here at Thulaseeswarar Kolathur with the Holy Basil (Thulasi) during his visit to south India to offset the imbalance created in the land at the time of Lord Shiva’s wedding in Mount Kailash.


Thulaseeswarar Kolathur is about 4.5 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 Thalimangalam at about 1.5 kilometers take a right and you will reach Thulaseeswarar Kolathur.

Stay and Food

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

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