Kachi Anegathangavadam

Kachi Anegathangavadam

Paadal Petra Sthalams


Anegathangavadeswarar, facing east


Kamatchi Amman, but no separate idol or shrine here

Other Deities

Periya Vinayaka, Subramanya with consorts, Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Kachi Anegathangavadam does not look significant from outside with a small entrance in the north. But once you enter it is very spacious, shady, nice and takes you back to the days when Sundarar praised the lord here mentioning similar virtues of the Lord in his peaceful environs. The Periya Vinayaka idol in the separate shrine is large. The Shiva Lingam is also large in size.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Thanu Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sundarar (8th Century CE) has rendered hymns for the the lord here.


Lord Ganesha was asked to rescue Vallabha, Sage Mareechi’s adopted daughter, from the clutches of Kesi, an Asura. Before setting out Ganesha himself installed the deity and worshiped the lord here, hence the name. Anegadam means Elephant. Upon his victorious return, legend says he was married to Vallabha by Siva and Parvati. Kubera the god of wealth has worshiped Shiva here to protect himself against Shukra, the guru of the Asuras.


Kachi Anegathangavadam is on the way to the Kailasanada Temple when you go from the bus stand side. See map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

Kancheepuram town has innumerable temples which could be combined as preferred. Refer our map to plan your day. Good hotels and restaurants are available.

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