Chengalvarayaswami Nediam

Chengalvarayaswami Nediam

Other Temples, Thiruvallur District


Chengalvarayaswami (Muruga, with four hands), facing north


Valli and Deivanai with the main deity, facing north

Other Deities


Chengalvarayaswami Nediam is a small north temple on a hill. As the hill on which the temple is built resembles a reclining elephant it is called Gajagiri. A beautiful small Lily pond almost on top of the hill, the verdant green fields around the hill and a cool breeze makes it an ideal place to visit in the evenings.


Chengalvarayaswami Nediam Temple is an old hill temple. Historic information  is not available as on date.


The lord here at Chengalvarayaswami Nediam is believed to have been worshiped by Indra with Neelodhbala (Blue water lily – Nymphaea sps) flower. Muruga’s consort Devasena is represented with this flower and she is considered Indra’s daughter.


About 10 kms in the Pallipattu to Nagari road the hill can be seen on the right side of the road. An entrance arch leads to the Chengalvarayaswami Nediam temple. It is advisable to visit in the evening as the temple opens for a little while for the lamps to be lit by the local villagers. Practically no tree shade to rest on the climb up.

Stay and Food

None locally. Nearest is Pallipattu where a small vegetarian mess near the Sangameswarar Temple serves decent food.

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