Kandhazheeswarar Kundrathur

Kandhazheeswarar Kundrathur

Sriperumbudur Saivite Temples


Kandhazheeswarar, facing east


Nagaimugaivalli, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Ganesha, Muruga, Lingotbavar, Brahma Durga, Chandikeswara, Navagraha, Surya, Naalvar, Valeeswara, balambika, Karpaga, Vinayakar, 63 Nayanmar, Kapala Bhairava, Samhara Bhairava, Unmata Bhairava

Kandhazheeswarar Kundrathur is a medium sized temple. Here is where Sekkizhar, who wrote the Periyapuranam, lived and worshiped the Lord. The main shrine is in the form of Gajaprastham, sitting elephant. The temple was in ruins for a long time and was taken up some well wishers and media before it was renovated as seen today. The temple, maintained well these days, faces east with a large entrance gateway in the south. The single Prakara is large and spacious. The large main deity rests on a square base. The lord was thus named by Sekkizhar when he lost all his worldly passions and ego while living and praying here – Kandu (Passions), Azhi (Destroy), Easwara (Shiva). The goddess has a slight smile on her face giving her the name (Nagai – smile, Muga-face). A relief carving of Kannappar gouging out his own eyes for the lord is seen here.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No Information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No Information


Stone inscriptions dating back to 1241 CE (Rajaraja Chola period) have been located here mentioning contributions from King Thirubhuvana. Pallavas and Vijayanagar Kings have also served this temple. Sekkizhar (12th Century CE) who wrote the Periyapuranam was from this area and he has worshiped in this temple.


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Kandhazheeswarar Kundrathur is about 7 Kilometers northwest of Pallavaram. Take the Pammal road and drive on to reach Kandhazheeswarar Kundrathur.

Stay and Food

Snack shops and small eateries are available locally. Stay would be in Chennai.

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