Thiruvallur Saivite Temples

Saivite Temples - Thiruvallur

Pitchandeeswarar, Aarani

This beautiful Temple is one of Lord Shiva’s Panchanatha Kshetrams.

Thiruthaleeswarar, Aranvayal

This is an ancient temple built by Pallava King Nandivarman II.

Choleeswarar, Arcot Kuppam

This beautiful temple is believed to be ancient, built during the Chola Period.

Varamoortheeswarar, Ariyathurai

King Kunjara Cholan has made additions to Ariyathurai Varamoortheeswarar Temple with a South facing entrance.

Agastheeswaraswamy, Arungulam

It is an ancient temple which is in bad state today, but some renovation work has started recently.

Baleeswarar, New Gummidipoondi

This is an ancient temple in a bad state today along with two more in the same area in similar condition

Chandrasekaraswamy, New Gummidipoondi

So neglected and dilapidated was this wonderful temple that tears welled up in our eyes as we discovered the place and went inside.

Nootreteeswarar, Chinnakavanam

The Eranjhil tree here is believed to be 2500 years old and its seeds ripen and fall to the ground but are attracted on to the tree trunk.

Agastheeswarar, Sholavaram

Goes back to the ancient Chola Period. It is east facing with no walls around. Some renovation work seems to have been done recently

Kailasanadhar, Eechambadi

Another sad case of an historic and important temple in ruins.  This Temple is an east facing with entrance from south.

Kailasanathar, Egattur

This is a small east facing temple with entrance from the south.

Ekambaranathar, Minjur

This is an east facing temple with the Rajagopuram under construction a few years back.

Panchavarneswarar, Ekkadu

This beautiful and well maintained temple is said to be about 1000 years old.

Pushparateswarar, Gnairu

A beautiful temple recently renovated and is one of the Navagraha Sthalams around Chennai.

Imukteeswarar, Periyapalayam

This is an old west facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram on the west and situated near the famous Periyapalayathamman Temple.

Kalingeswara, Irulanjeri

This is an east facing temple from the Rajaraja Chola period with entrance from south.

Kailasanathar, Pazhayanur

Many stone inscriptions indicating the existence of this temple from the Chola period or before.

Nadhadeeswarar, Karimbedu

It is an old west facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram on the west. Age and history of the temple is unclear.

Chintamaneeswarar, Karungali

So many of the structures are outside the sanctum sanctorum that in the ages past this should have been a large temple.

Kasi Viswanathar, Nazarethpet

This is a very old east facing temple estimated to be about 1000 years.

Kattur Tiruvalleeswarar

Kattur Tiruvalleeswarar Temple faces east, looks old though the age is not clear neither are the other details.

Vaithyanadeswarar, Manjakaranai

This is a small east facing temple on a small hillock. Age is unclear and further details are not available as of now.

Sringeeswarar, Mappedu

The Lingam is believed to have been installed by Lord Vishnu seeking relief from his Mohini form after the churning of the ocean.

Nabalur Agastheeswarar

A beautiful east facing temple said to be from the Chola period, this is a Vadugabairava Kshetram.

Mantheeswarar, Nambakkam

This is an ancient east facing temple in a remote location and best visited only in the mornings.

Agneeswarar, Neithalvoyal

This is an east facing temple without a Rajagopuram. The shiva linga is made of a kind of marble

Ambaleeswarar, Nemeli

This is an ancient remote east facing temple with a large temple tank.

Sangameswarar, Pallipattu

This is a small east facing temple near the banks of the Kusasthalai River and situated inside Pallipattu Town.

Agastheeswarar, Panchesti

A very old Snake pit is present in this ancient east facing temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram.

Agastheeswarar, Ponneri

This ancient temple was constructed by Raja Raja Chola.

Thirumoolanadaswamy, Puzhal

This ancient temple was built by Pallava and Chera Kings.

Agastheeswarar, Chinnambedu

This is a small east facing temple with an entrance arch in the south.

Othandeeswarar, Thirumazhisai

This temple goes back to the ancient Chola Period.


This  is a small temple adjacent to the bigger and more famous Veeraraghava Perumal temple and its temple tank.

Thirumanangeeswarar, Minjur

Better known as Thiruvudai Amman Temple, it is part of the 3 Goddesses who are to be seen in a day.

Paliswarar, Thirupalaivanam

A large and beautiful temple surprises you as you get near in the middle of a dry looking area.

Irudhayabaleeswarar, Thirunindravur

This temple was built in the mind and heart of Poosalar, one of the Nayanmars.

Vaitheeswaraswamy, Poonamallee

This ancient temple located serenely in the middle of the bustling Poonamallee Town has some beautiful sculptures.

Somanatheeswarar, Vellikaram

A beautiful location at the base of a hill. This is a old, nice and clean temple. Arunagirinadhar has sung 9 hymns in praise of Lord Muruga here.

Thiruneelakanteswarar, Uthukottai

This is a small east facing temple. Amman in a rare sitting posture is a specialty here.

Varamoortheeswarar Athur

A large temple which is nearly totally dilapidated and requires urgent attention.

Pitchaleeswarar, Panpakkam

This is a beautiful temple in a nice location. Nearby are an Amman and Perumal temples.

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