Kamakshi Amman Mangadu

Kamakshi Amman, Mangadu

Sriperumbudur Other Temples


Kamakshi Amman , facing east

Other Deities

Ganesha, Seer Perumal, Sapthamadar, Surya

Kamakshi Amman Mangadu is an east facing temple with a 7 tiered Rajagopuram in the south. There is an entrance in the east also. The temple has 2 Prakarams. In the Sanctum Sanctorum along with the idol of Kamakshi the Ardha Meru Maha Chakra has been installed by the great saint Aadhi Shankara. This is made of 8 Herbs, called Ashtagandham, and no ablution except with dry powders like Kumkum and Sandal is performed. The Chakra is made of 43 triangles and is one of the largest installed anywhere. it is adorned with a 9 yard Saree and is considered as the most important aspect of this temple. It is normally covered with a silver ornament except the last day of Navratri when it is covered with a gold ornament. The goddess is present here in 4 forms – As Sri Chakra, Aadhi Kamakshi made of Panchalakha Metals, Kamakshi performing penance amidst 5 Agni Kundas and a Lamp that burns always next to Aadhi Kamakshi. This beautiful and popular temple is always abuzz with activity, festivals and events.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Tank

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Mango (Mangifera indica)


Kamakshi Amman Mangadu is an ancient temple that dates back to the Chola Era. Historical information is not available as of now.


Kamakshi Amman Mangadu is where Goddess Parvati was sent by Lord Shiva to perform penance to reattain him after she disturbed him in Mount Kailash. She is believed to have performed severe penance by standing on her left feet alone in the fire of five Agni Kundams. Pleased, the lord came here to take her to Kancheepuram. Lord Vishnu, brother of the goddess, also came along with gifts for her. Lord Vishnu’s shrine is nearby. People pray here for a good, happy married life and to beget children.


Kamakshi Amman Mangadu is 5 kilometers north of Kundrathur in the road to Poonamallee. You can also come from Poonamalle side from where it is 4 kilometers to the south.

Stay and Food

Snack and tea shops available locally. Chennai would be the ideal choice for stay.

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