Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram

Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram

Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Somanatheeswarar, facing east, (also called Prithviswaran)


Maragathavalli, facing south, (also called Bhuvaneswari)

Other Deities

Velli Vinayagar, Arunagirinadhar, Subramanya with consorts, Ayyappa, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Durga, Brahma, Chandikeswara, Navagrahas

Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram Temple is a beautiful east facing temple. The Lingam is with 16 bands around it. Lord Murugan’s footprint is at a Temple atop in a nearby hill. Arunagirinadhar has sung 9 hymns in praise of Lord Muruga here. The surroundings are wonderful and evenings here would be a pleasant experience.

Holy Water (Theertham) –  No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) –  Vilvam (Aegle marmelos)


Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram is an ancient temple dating back to Rajasimha Pallava (Narasimha Pallava II) period. The Lingam is in Pallava style with 16 bands.


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Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram is 4 kms from Pallipattu in the Pallipattu- Ramakrishnarajupet Road. Take a right before the river bridge and proceed for 2 kms to reach Somanatheeswarar Vellikaram at the base of the hill. You have to climb up on foot  for the Muruga footprint temple.

Stay and Food

None locally, nearest is Pallipattu for a light meal

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