Mahakaleeswarar Padaalam

Mahakaleeswarar Padaalam

Madurantakam Saivite Temples


Mahakaleeswarar, facing east


Maragathavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga

Mahakaleeswarar Padaalam is an ancient temple which was being renovated when we visited. The idols have been kept safely elsewhere and are yet to be reinstalled in their respective spaces. Local youngsters self help group has taken up the temple work and are doing a good job. There is no compound wall. The Goddess shrine is separate. The main deity, which is a Swyambu (self occurring) is enshrined under a beautiful Gajaprasta Vimaanam. A neglected temple tank is seen in the north east.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


An ancient stone inscription and the carved idols of Ganesha and Muruga clearly indicate the ancient nature of the temple, but historical information about Mahakaleeswarar Padaalam is unavailable as of now.


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While going from Chengalpet towards Madurantakam take a left at the Padalam (Pazhayanur) junction which is 6 kilometers after crossing Paalar River. Drive on for about 2 kilometers to reach Mahakaleeswarar Padaalam.

Stay and Food

None locally, nearest for food is Chengalpet, Madurantakam or the restaurants on the National Highway.

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