Agastheeswarar Ullavoor

Agastheeswarar Ullavoor

Saivite Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk


Agastheeswarar, facing east


Akilandeswari, facing south

Other Deities

 Selva Vinayagar, Sakthi Vinayagar, Arumuga with Consorts, Bhairava, Surya, Vishnu Durgai, Chandikeswara, Navagraha, Naagar

Agastheeswarar Ullavoor is a small and recently renovated old temple. The temple had lost patronage and sheen over the years and only recently, thanks to the articles in local media, many people came to know about this ancient temple and contributed physically and monetarily to its renovation and upkeep. The neglected temple tank found on the southern side with steps leading down was cleaned up. There is no compound wall or protection of any sort still and that is also expected to come up shortly. During its neglected state lot of snakes used to come inside and could be seen wound around the Lingam. Though some lands have been donated to the temple for income, nothing is said to be coming from them due to the nature of the land and lack of proper administration. The officiating priest lives nearby. The temple presents a picture of beauty in its surroundings.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Agastheeswarar Ullavoor is several centuries old. Activities and festivals used to take place regularly till the last century after which it started deteriorating.


Sage Agastya is believed to have installed and created Agastheeswarar Ullavoor and hence his name was given to the main deity.


You can reach Agastheeswarar Ullavoor from both Oragadam side and Palur side. In the Oragadam to Walajabad road take a left at Varanavasi and drive through twists and turns to reach Ullavoor. In the Palur to Pazhayaseevaram road take a right half way at the road sign to reach Ullavoor.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food is Oragadam, Singaperumal Kovil or Walajabad depending from which side you go from. Stay is not advisable anywhere except Kancheepuram or Chennai.

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