Gunamthandhanadar Oorkatpet

Gunamthandhanadar Oorkatpet

Madurantakam Saivite Temples


Gunamthandhanadar, facing east


Thirupurasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Naalvar, Surya, Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Gajalakshmi, Bhairava, Emalingam, Nirudhilingam, Varunalingam, Kuberalingam, Eesanyalingam, Indralingam, Agnilingam, Navagraha, Naagar, Kribanandavariar

Gunamthandhanadar Oorkatpet is an ancient east facing temple with the entrance gateway in the south. A large and deep temple tank is located outside the entrance.  The Lingam is large and majestic. The other lingams are located around the Prakaram, each with a separate Nandi in front. Gunamthandhanadar Oorkatpet is a beautiful and nicely maintained temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


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Gunamthandhanadar Oorkatpet is 5.5 kilometers from the Chennai – Thiruchirapalli Highway. Take a right onto the Chengalpet to Kancheepuram road and take a left near the Government Horticultural farm to cross the Paalar river and reach the temple. You can also reach by taking the immediate right after crossing the Paalar River.

Stay and Food

None locally. Chengalpet is fine for simple food.

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