Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam

Marudeeswarar, Neyyadupakkam

Saivite Temples, Uthiramerur Taluk


Marudeeswarar, facing east


Maragathavalli, facing south

Other Deities

Bhairava, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Durga, Chandikeswara

Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam is a small and ancient east facing temple situated in a beautiful place filled with bird songs. The temple is situated very close to the Cheyyar River. The idols of Dakshinamurthy, Brahma and Durga are very beautifully pieces. Bhairava though new is also a nice looking idol installed in a separate east facing shrine.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam is an ancient temple as is evident from the 2 stone inscriptions present here. From one it is learnt that this temple was built by Rajaraja III in 1243 CE. The other inscription belongs to Sayana Udayar who was an adviser under Bukka Raya I of Vijayanagar Empire in 1362 CE indicating donations to the temple. It is also learnt that the Lord’s name was Maruda Gangeswarar.


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Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam is 27 kilometers west of Chingleput. Take the road to Walajabad, cross the bridge across Paalar right after the hill temple of Lakshmi Narasimha at Pazhayaseevaram, cross Thirumukkoodal temple and drive on for 8 kilometers on the road that follows the banks of Cheyyar River to reach Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam. If you are coming from Uthiramerur, take a right at Kadambar Kovil junction and drive on for about 8 kilometers in the Thirumukkoodal road to reach Marudeeswarar Neyyadupakkam. The temple is on the main road itself.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest are Uthiramerur or Walajabad.

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