Kailasanadhar Eechambadi

Kailasanadhar Eechambadi

Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Kailasanadhar, facing east


Kamalavalli Amman, facing east

Other Deities

Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara

Another sad case of an historic and important temple in ruins. Some people read the blog and contacted the local well-wisher, a retired school teacher, to support the restoration initiatives. But a great satisfaction for us was that Annamalai Arappani Kuzhu contacted us and announced that they saw this page and blog and are going there with their volunteers to clean up the place and do their best! (see their post here)

Kailasanadhar Eechambadi is an east facing Temple with entrance from south. It is rumored that a long tunnel, acoustically planned, existed to convey the sound of ringing bells of the Kailasanadar Temple to the Karvet Nagar palace, so that the rulers could start their meal.

We were told that the Kanchi Ekambareswar, Madurai Meenakshi, Sokkanadhar and Kasi Viswanathar Temples give first respect to Kailasanadhar Eechambadi with Thamboolam and Deva Darisana respects during the Utsav times thus endorsing the importance that this temple commanded once.


Kailasanadhar Eechambadi temple is believed to have been built by the Karvet Nagar rulers from the carvings of Varaha (Boar) and Koorma (Tortoise) symbols on the ceiling. The stone inscription here contains a portion of eulogy of the Chola King Rajendra Chola I (1012 – 1044 AD) giving an approximate indication of the temple’s period and age. It is also mentioned in an inscription in the Sree Venugopalaswami temple in Karvet Nagar that Rajaraja Cholan performed Yagas in 1157 AD for eighty days and contributed to three temples including Kailasanadhar Eechambadi Temple.


The Lord of the nearby temple, Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal stood and sang in praise of Kailasanadhar and thus the village came to be called as Perumal Nindra Oor and later transformed to Perumanallur. The words ‘Perumal Eesanai Paadinar’ gradually transformed to Eechambadi.


Two kilometers from Pallipattu on the Nagari Road you will come to a small sign pointing right to this village, drive for about a kilometer and you will see the Shiva Temple’s Vimanaas on the left.

Kailasanadhar Eechambadi temple was totally dilapidated and recently some funds sanction has happened from the government.

Stay and Food

None locally, nearest is Pallipattu

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