Mantheeswarar Nambakkam

Mantheeswarar Nambakkam

Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Mantheeswarar, facing east, swayambulingam (self occurring)


Maragathambal, facing south

Other Deities


Mantheeswarar Nambakkam Temple is small east facing temple which could have been part of a larger temple in the days gone by. It is open for a couple of hours in the morning and evening, the timing being flexible. A remote and unknown temple has practically no visitors. All the niches of the sanctum are empty, maybe the idols have been stolen or taken away. The Dakshinamurthy would have been a rare Veena Dakshinamurthy going by the indications in the Vimaanam.

Holy Water – No information

Holy Tree – No information


Mantheeswarar Nambakkam is believed to belong to the ancient Chola Period. Historic information is not available as of now.


King Mandotha Chakravarthy is said to have found this Lingam and built this east facing temple at Mantheeswarar Nambakkam.


Drive further after Poondi, cross the dam and drive for about 4-5 kilometers to reach this temple. Advisable to ask for directions as you go along. The road is bad after one point. The temple priest is in Nambakkam village and you could ask for him and take him along with you. It is advisable to visit Mantheeswarar Nambakkam in the morning between 8 and 9 am. Evenings are not advisable because of the mud road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Nearest is Thiruvallur

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