Vadamalleeswarar Oragadam

Vadamalleeswarar Oragadam

Saivite Temples, Thirukazhukundram Taluk


Vadamalleeswarar, facing east


Amruthavalleeswari, facing south

Other Deities

Naalvar, Nirai Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Chandikeswara, Durga, Gajalakshmi, Ichcha Shakti, Gnana Shakti, Kriya Shakti. At the base of the hill – Kulandhiamman, Vinayaka, Navagraha, Madurai Veeran, Theepanchamman and a stone carving of 13 women deities

Vadamalleeswarar Oragadam is a small temple situated on a small hillock in a beautiful location adjoining a large pond. There is a single Prakaram on top with the Sanctum Sanctorum which is in the form of a sitting elephant (Gajaprastham). At the base of the hill is a small new shrine for Kulandhiamman. The temple can be reached by climbing well laid concrete steps.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vadamalleeswarar Oragadam is said to have been built by Pallava King Nandi Varman in the 7th Century CE. The sanctum, vimaanam and the carvings all look very ancient.


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Vadamalleeswarar Oragadam is 5 kilometers north of Thirukazhukundram. Take the fork on the right 800 meters after crossing the base of the Thirukazhukundram hill temple on the road to Chengalpet. The temple will be open only for a short time in the mornings and evenings.

Stay and Food

None locally. Thirukazhukundram would be the closest for food.

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