Thiruneelakanteswarar Uthukottai

Thiruneelakanteswarar Uthukottai

Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Tiruneelakantar, facing east


Anandavalli, facing south, sitting posture

Other Deities

Vetri Vinayagar, Subramanya, Vishnu, Dakshinamoorthy, Chandikeswara, Ayyappan Kalabairavar

Thiruneelakanteswarar Uthukottai Temple is a small east facing with an entrance arch. Amman is in sitting posture and is rare in occurrence. Sage Agastya is in the place of Vinayaka on the sanctum sanctorum outer wall (Goshtam). The main deity is in a sanctum sanctorum with a Gajaprasta Vimaanam (sitting elephant). The Arani river runs south of the temple just outside town.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

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

Vimanam – Gajaprashtam


The officiating priest here at Thiruneelakanteswarar Uthukottai claims the temple is more than at least 500 years. Historic information is not available as of now.


No information


Thiruneelakanteswarar Uthukottai is inside Uthukottai town, just off the Periyapalayam to Chennai road.

Stay and Food

None locally

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