Mahadevar Idayarpakkam

Mahadevar Idayarpakkam

Saivite Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk


Thirupadakadudayar, facing east



Other Deities

Nrithaganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Vinayaka, Naagar

Mahadevar Idayarpakkam is an ancient east facing temple under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple is in a beautiful, tree filled, shady and large enclosure. The back of the sanctum sanctorum is in a circular form with a trench around, a Gajaprashta Vimaanam with a top portion that has fallen off through the ages. The Nandi here is large. A Vinayaka and Naagar idols are under a large Peepal tree to the north of the sanctum. A large, but dry, temple tank is opposite the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Mahadevar Idayarpakkam was built by Kulothunga Chola in 11th Century CE. The lord has been mentioned as Thirupadakadudayar and the place as Idayarkuppam and Rajavidhayadhara Chaturvedimangalam in stone inscriptions found here.


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Mahadevar Idayarpakkam is about 13 kilometers east of Thirumalpur. Cross Purisai and drive on for about 4 kilometers, take a right and take the first left (cement road) to reach the temple.

Stay and Food

None locally.

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