Kailasanadar Manimangalam

Kailasanadar Manimangalam

Sriperumbudur Saivite Temples


Kailasanadar, facing east


Gnanaambigai, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Navagraha

Kailasanadar Manimangalam is an ancient and historic temple which was in a bad shape till a few years back. In recent times funds were sought and with the help of ‘Arulmigu Thirukailayanathar Gnanambigai Educational & Charitable Trust’ the temple has been mercifully renovated. Excellent relief carvings can be see here, but over time so much has been stolen and encroached upon that the temple is now reduced to a small piece of land. Remnants of a temple tank can be seen on the opposite which is dry and sadly neglected.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No Information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Arasamaram (Peepul tree – Ficus religiosa)


Manimangalam village is of historical importance because of the big battle fought here between Narasimhavarma Pallava and the Chalukya King Pulikesi II in the 7th Century CE. According to inscriptions, Kailasanadar Manimangalam was constructed during 950 CE by Vijaya Baalaya Chola. Later, Kailasanadar Manimangalam has been renovated by Raja Raja Chola (985 CE), Rajendra Chola (1014 CE) and Kulothunga Chola (1070 CE). Stone inscriptions here mentioned the area as ‘Grama Sikhamani Chathurvedhi Mangalam, belonging to Kunrathur Naadu, a division of Puliyur Kottam in the district of Jayamkonda Chozha Mandalam’. In ancient days, lands along with temple were donated by Kings to Vedic scholars for performing Vedic rituals. Such villages were called ‘Chathurvedhi Mangalams’.


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Kailasanadar Manimangalam is about 3.5 kilometers west of Tambaram. Refer our map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally. Chennai is advisable.

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