Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam

Thiruvaleeswarar, Pudupakkam

Saivite Temples, Thirukazhukundram Taluk


Thiruvaleeswarar, facing east


Thirupurasundari, facing south

Other Deities

Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga. Ganesha, Subramania, Naagar, Chandikeswara

Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam is a very ancient east facing temple that is set at a lower level than the ground around. Entrance is through a small path in the east. The Lingam is very small and you can see both the god and goddess from the same spot. The carvings, Nandi and idols here at Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam are very beautiful. The temple is in regular worship and the house of the priest is just outside the temple. The family has been officiating at this temple for more than 5 generations we were told. Depictions of the Vaali part of the Ramayana are found in small square carvings in the southern side of the sanctum. The Vimaanam is in the form of a Gajaprastham.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam is a very ancient temple which originally could have been built by the Pallavas and later developed by the Cholas. There are many stone inscriptions around the base of Sanctum Sanctorum’s outer wall.


Vaali, who was killed by Lord Rama to gain the alliance of his brother Sugreeva to help him in his campaign against Ravana of Sri Lanka, is believed to have worshiped the Lord here at Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam.


Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam is in the road going from Chingleput to Pon Vilaindha Kalathur and before the railway crossing at Ottivakkam Railway Station. Thiruvaleeswarar Pudupakkam is a bit difficult to locate and reach. We recommend you refer to our map below or ask for directions to reach the temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Chingleput.

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