Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal

Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal

Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Thirumoolanadaswamy facing east


Sornambigai, facing south

Other Deities

Sakthi Ganapathi, Muruga with consorts, Gajalakshmi, Veerabhadra, Ashtothra Lingam, Saraswathy, 63 Nayanmars, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava, Surya, Chandran, Anjaneya, Mahaprathyankara Devi, Sarabeswara. Sanctum Niches of main deity – Nrithya Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara. Sanctum niches of Goddess – Vaaraki, Brahmani, Maheswari, Narayani

Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal is a small, beautiful and well maintained east facing temple. There is a temple pond in the south of the temple. The temple has a single Prakaram in which all the shrines are located. The ancient carvings, pillars, sculptures around the sanctum sanctorum and the deities are all works of art and looks beautiful. It is said that there used to be a tunnel here.

Holy Water – Temple Tank

Holy Tree – No information


Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal is said to have been built by Kings from the Pallava and Chera kingdoms somewhere around the 14th Century CE. There are several stone inscriptions around the sanctum sanctorum and in the floor. The sculptures and carvings confirm the antiquity of this ancient temple.


One of the 63 Nayanmars called Thirumoolar is believed to have worshiped the lord here at Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal and thus the name Thirumoolanadar. Sage Agastya is also believed to have visited Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal and the lord is believed to have blessed him with his wedding vision.


Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal is in the opposite road to the Puzhal Prison on the Chennai – Kolkata Highway.

Food and Stay

Puzhal has a few tea and snack shops.

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