Somanatheswarar Kinar

Somanatheswarar Kinar

Madurantakam Saivite Temples


Somanatheswarar (also Soleeswarar), facing east


Soundaranayagi, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Vinayaka, Murugan, Naagar, Naalvar

Somanatheswarar Kinar is an old, small, east facing temple which has been renovated recently and is being well maintained.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Chandra Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Kondrai (cassia)


The fish symbol carved inside Somanatheswarar Kinar gives an indication of Pandya Period. But reliable historic information is not available as of now.


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Somanatheswarar Kinar is five kilometers east of Karunguzhi Junction, which is 3.5 kilometers before Madurantakam on the Chennai to Tindivanam Highway.

Stay and Food

There are several restaurants on the highway. Manoj Bhavan a little further is a decent place to eat. If you are proceeding towards Tindivanam then Ganesh Bhavan at Acharapakkam is an old and down to earth place for good food.

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