Agastheeswarar Nabalur

Agastheeswarar Nabalur



Agastheeswarar, facing east


Kamakshi Amman, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Bala Muruga, Nataraja, Navagraha, Vatuka Bhairava, Dakshinamurthy, Naagar

Agastheeswarar Nabalur is a beautiful east facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram. This is a Vadugabairava (Bhairava as a small boy) Kshetram. The temple has a single Prakaram where all the shrines are situated.

Holy water (Theertham) – Gaja Pushkarini

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

Vimanam – Gajaprashtam


Agastheeswarar Nabalur is an ancient temple which is said to go back to the Chola period. Historic information is not available as of now.


Sage Agastya on his tour of this regions was struck in heavy rain and took shelter under a tree. He was guided by a young lad with a dog to a Shiva Lingam under a Vilwam tree. Amazed at this Sage Agastya performed rituals to the Lingam and the temple at Agastheeswarar Nabalur was built later. The young lad with a dog was believed to have been Vatuka Bhairava.


72 kilometers from Chennai towards Tiruttani. After crossing the Kusasthalai River take a left to Nabalur and drive for a kilometer to reach Agastheeswarar Nabalur temple.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Tiruttani and Thiruvallur

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