Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur

Agasteeswarar, Anakaputhur

Saivite Temples, Tambaram Taluk


Agasteeswarar, facing east


Ananthavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Prasanna Vinayakar, Muruga with consorts, Ayyappa, Saneeswara, Navagraha, Bhairava, Dandeswara. Sanctum Niches – Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur is an east facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram at the entrance.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


The source of the name is related to Elephants (Aanai in Tamil) that were kept and maintained here for temple related rituals in the ancient days during the Pallava period. The Adyar River flowing some way behind providing plenty of water for the elephants could have been a reason for their presence here at Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur.


The shivalingam at Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur is believed to have been installed and worshiped by Sage Agastya during his presence in southern India to balance the world due to the congregation of vast number of people and celestial beings in Mount Kailash for Lord Shiva’s wedding. Hence the name Agasteeswarar. The Pandava princes of Mahabaratha are believed to have worshiped the Lord here at Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur.


Agasteeswarar Anakaputhur temple is on the main road to Anakaputhur, Kundrathur and about 3.5 kilometers west from Pallavaram Railway station.

Stay and Food

Local snack shops are available. Place of stay is Chennai.

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