Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram

Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram

Saivite Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk

Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram


Kayarohaneswarar, facing east


Kamalambigai, facing south

Other Deities

Sanctum niche – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara. Outer prakaram – Naalvar, 6 Lingams, Naagar, Ashtalakshmi, Bhairava, Navagraha, Surya, Chandran

Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram is a small temple with a 3 tiered Rajagopuram in the east. The sanctum sanctorum has a Gajaprasta Vimaanam (reclining elephant). The entire temple and the structures are newly painted and well maintained. The administration is combined with that of the Kachabeswarar Temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Kayarohana Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No Information

Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram
Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram
Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram


Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram is considered an ancient temple, but the entire temple is newly built possibly from the ruins of the older temple. There are two temples in Tamilnadu for Lord Shiva as Kayarohaneswarar and the other one is in Nagapattinam. These temple are believed to have originally built by the Lakolisa cult that originated in Gujarat. There is a temple in Gujarat for the Lord of the same name.


Lord Brahma and Vishnu were both taken on the shoulder of Lord Shiva for a dance when they were dejected about their period seemingly coming to an end. Thus the lord here is called Kayarohaneshwarar (kayam – body, arohana – raising). Goddess Mahalakshmi, Guru (Jupiter) are said to have worshiped here at Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram. This is also Guru Sthalam. The Kayarohana Theertham seems to find special mention in the Kanchi Puranam for its greatness of providing wealth and wisdom for those who bathe in it.


Kayarohaneswarar Kancheepuram is in Thayar Kulam Street which is on the south of Kancheepuram town. As you can reach this temple from a few sides please refer our 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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