Kailasanadar Sathananchery

Kailasanadar, Sathananchery

Saivite Temples, Uthiramerur Taluk


Kailasanadar, facing east


Karpagambal, facing south

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Kailasanadar Sathananchery is a small and delightful little temple surrounded by dense shade giving trees. The single Prakaram is entered through a gateway in the east which is followed by the Balipeedam, Flatstaff with the image of Nandikeswara and Nandi. The sanctum is entered after the Mantapam. An old devotee living here takes care of the temple and has planted a lot of trees here including Sandalwood, Rudraksha, Jackfruit, Vilwam and a host of other flowering plants. This temple was dilapidated and overgrown with plants and weeds till some time back and was taken up, cleared and renovated.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Kailasanadar Sathananchery is a Pallava era temple. A damaged ancient stone inscription estimated to be around 1260 and 1270 CE found here is installed near the gate. This mentions the name of the place as Karanai Kanigai and Rasakanda Gopala Nalloor. During the 37th year of reign of the King (name illegible) who ruled the area around the time, in the month of Maasi (February-March) the first citizens of the village including Chettis, Kaikolargal (Potters), Senai Angadiyar (Betel leaf traders), Koil Angadiyar (Traders inside the forts) met once in a month (this portion is also damaged) to contribute to the temple. The letters in the back of the inscription are also damaged and illegible.


No information


Kailasanadar Sathananchery is on the banks of the Paalar River, 9 kilometers south east of Thirumukkoodal. The map shows 2 roads across the river from Villiambakkam to this place which are non-existent. One of them is only suitable for bikes. If you are coming back to Chingleput side take the road to Orkatpet and cross the river over the bridge. The location of the temple is a bit tricky as there are many routes leading to the area. Refer our map below for the exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Chingleput.

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