Ekambareswarar Tammanur

Ekambareswarar, Tammanur

Saivite Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk


Ekambareswarar, facing west


Kamakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Varasidhi Vinayaka, Kandaswamy, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga

Ekambareswarar Tammanur is an ancient west facing temple with a gateway in the east. A small gate is also present in the west which leads to the large, dry and neglected temple pond. As you enter, a large east facing shrine for Lord Muruga comes first and to its north are the Sanctum Sanctorum and other shrines. The single Prakaram is large but not maintained properly. The main Lingam is nice, large and made of mud, hence has an armour and ablution is not performed. The Sthala Vriksham (Holy Tree) is Vilwam planted by the Great Saint of Kanchi, Mahaperiyava. A beautiful carving of Rama, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Sugreeva is found on the east facing wall of the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

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


Ekambareswarar Tammanur is an ancient temple with stone inscriptions in the outer walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum, but the details of the inscription are not available as of now. Carvings of Fish, Snake and Moon are found in the ceiling of the entrance to the Sanctum Sanctorum and also on the outer walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum indicating the ancient connections of the temple.


Worshiping the Lord here at Ekambareswarar Tammanur is believed to provide relief from Debts and remove hurdles for marriages.


Ekambareswarar Tammanur is 3.5 kilometers south of Walajabad. Cross the Paalar River at Walajabad and at the Avalur crossing take a right and then the left and drive straight for about 2 kilometers to reach Ekambareswarar Tammanur.

Stay and Food

None locally. Walajabad and Kancheepuram are the nearest places for food.

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