Kameswarar Madavilagam

Kameswarar Madavilagam

Saivite Temples, Cheyyur Taluk


Kameswarar, facing east


Gokilambal, facing south

Other Deities

Inner Prakaram including Sanctum niches – Vinayaka, Kariyamanicka perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi, Arumuga with consorts, Vyagrapadar, Ayyappan, Sapthamadar, Vishnu, Brahma, Chandikeswara Durga, Navagraha. Outer prakaram – Surya Pillayar, Bhairava, Surya

Kameswarar Madavilagam is a medium sized east facing temple with two Prakarams. The temple is reached through a large gateway in the south, outside which is a large idol of Surya Pillayar (Vinayaka). A small doorway is on the east that leads out to the street where the priest lives in the first house on the right. The temple is neglected and requires attention in various aspects. The interiors are infested with bats and the floors are carpeted with bat droppings. A carving of a boar is seen on the northern side of the inner prakaram wall around the sanctum. The Kalasam of Kameswarar Madavilagam was stolen by a person who fell from the top injuring himself badly. He, for some strange reason tied a rope to the heavy object, dragged and dumped in a pond nearby. This was discovered by someone who raised an alarm and the Kalasam was recovered. It is now kept inside without being installed. Many processional deities are present here in Kameswarar Madavilagam. There are four Theerthams, two of which are ponds – Thirukulam, adjacent in the north and Vellakulam in the south nearby. A large idol of Sage Vyagrapadar is installed here which is not very common.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Yama Theertham, Chandra Pushkarini, Thirukulam and Vellakulam

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


Kameswarar Madavilagam is an ancient temple more than 1000 years old, but historical information is not available as of now. There are stone inscriptions here at Kameswarar Madavilagam around the base of the sanctum sanctorum.


Sage Vyagrapadar, the tiger footed sage is believed to have worshiped here at Kameswarar Madavilagam.


1.3 kilometers after crossing the Paalar River bridge after Kalpakkam take a right at Kathankadai Junction. Drive on in this road for another 1.32 kilometers and take a right into Anaicut Road. Drive for 8 kilometers crossing Natham junction to reach Kalkulam Road on your right. Drive straight in this road for 3.25 kilometers to reach Govindarajaperumal Kalkulam. 1 kilometer east of this temple is Kameswarar Madavilagam.

Stay and Food

None locally in any of the villages of this Taluk. A few restaurants are available only in the ECR.

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