Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam

Vadavaitheeswarar, Sastrambakkam

Saivite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Vadavaitheeswarar, facing east


Thayyal Nayaki, facing south

Other Deities

Dwarabalagar – Bala Ganapati, Bala Muruga. Lakshmi Ganapathi, Muruga with consorts, Kasi Viswanathar, Kasi Visalakshi, Atmanayaki Amman, Kalabhairava, Navagraha, Anjaneya

Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam is a small and beautiful temple with entrance arch and gateway in the south. The temple faces east. The Nandi, though new, is a beautifully carved piece. Lakshmi Ganapathi is seen here with his consorts on his lap. On the day of Sivarathri, the suns ray falls on the lord in the early morning for about 15 minutes.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Peepal Tree (Ficus relegiosa)


Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam is an ancient temple which was lost through time. It is believed that the original old temple goes back to the Pallava Era. During that time it was a center for Sastras and Horoscopes and many Brahmins used to live here. The remains of this temple and the Lingam were discovered by a mad youngster in the thick wild growth. He started worshiping the Lord, has now recovered and is driving an Autorickshaw and lives with his family in Chingleput. We came to know that some of the stone inscriptions were lost. From then onwards the present temple was constructed gradually.


It is believed that Sidhdhars come to worship the Lord here at Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam in the form of birds and insects. The Lord is believed to have cured the eye ailment of Sage Viswamitra here at Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam.


Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam 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. Just before reaching Venbakkam take a left at a small sign board and drive on for half a kilometers to reach Vadavaitheeswarar Sastrambakkam.

Stay and Food

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

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