Vellore Saivite Temples

Saivite Temples - Vellore

Anganadeeswarar, Madavilam

This ancient temple has many stone inscriptions all around the base of the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Athreeswarar, Kudimallur

This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Athri.

Boomeeswarar, Kudimallur

This is an east facing temple with entrance and a 5 tier Rajagopuram in the south.

Thirukandeswarar, Chakkaramallur

This is an east facing temple with huge walls and built immaculately on a stone base.

Choleeswarar, Melpadi

This  is a Pallipadai temple built over the grave of King Arur Thunjiathevar who died in a battle.

Gowtameswarar, Kaarai

This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Gowtama.

Somanatheeswarar, Timiri

Paashana Lingam installed in the adjacent campus near the Temple Tank is the specialty here.

Jalakandeswarar, Vellore

It was built during the reign of the Vijayanagara King Sadasivadeva Maharaya (1540 – 1572 AD) inside the Vellore Fort

Thirupurasundareswarar, Thamaraipakkam

This is a beautiful old temple with a large Aavudayar.

Kailasanadar, Karnampattu

Karanampatti Kailasanadar Temple is an old dilapidated small east facing temple.

Kailasanadar, Virinjipuram

The lord is believed to have appeared in his Kailash form to a Brahmin called Savithran who was highly accomplished in the Vedas.

Konganeeswarar, Kaveripakkam

This is a very ancient west facing temple which is not in great state, but some works have been taken up recently.

Karapureeswarar, Thiruparkadal

This is a Vaippu Sthalam mentioned in the hymns of Thirunavukkarasar.

Panchalingeswarar, Kondapuram

This ancient temple was renovated by the Birla family on the request of Kanchi Maha Periava.

Kasiviswanathar, Poigainallur

This is an ancient temple which is dilapidated to a large extent. Some people had taken up the cause to renovate recently.

Marghabandeeswarar, Virinjipuram

This was originally built by Cholas, Pallavas and later developed by the Vijayanagar Empire and is full of exquisite stone sculptures and mantapas.

Valmikeeswarar, Melvisharam

This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Valmiki.

Muktheeswarar, Kaveripakkam

This is an old temple with a spacious Prakaram and 3 tiered Rajagopuram.

Viswamitreswarar, Kaarai

Only the Lingam and Nandi are present in this possibly ancient and lost temple in Nallak near Kaarai.

Nandeeswarar, Nandiyalam

This is an old temple and has a Paadala Lingam installed in a depression.

Narasimheswarar, Thyagamugacheri

This is a large temple which was completely dilapidated and set to undergo some renovation.

Saptharisheeswarar, Odugathur

This is a recently renovated temple where the local Veda awareness group meets every week.

Somanatheeswarar, Melpadi

This temple was built by Paranthaga Chola I between 907 and 953 AD and later developed by Raja Raja Chola.

Porpanai Easwarar, Vadavirinjipuram

This is an ancient temple which has been lost over time, work is going on to revive it.

Vaaleeswarar, Thiruparkadal

This is a small east facing temple with a single Prakaram.

Thirumaaleeswarar, Vallimalai

This is a small temple with an entrance from the south.

Agastheeswarar, Vannivedu

This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Agastya.

Vasishteswarar, Veppur

This is one of the 7 Kshadaranya Temples in the region and Lingam was installed by Sage Vasishta.

Kasi Viswanathar, Walajapet

This is an old east facing and large temple with a single spacious Prakaram.

Mayuranadar, Panapakkam

A deep temple tank to the east of the temple lies in disused state.

Kalatheeswarar, Panapakkam

The temple is filled with Nandiyar Vattam plants presenting a nice atmosphere.

Punnakeswarar, Nemili

The temple is spacious with two Prakarams and renovated recently.

Punyakoteeswarar, Punnai

This temple is ancient, but relocated to this spot a hundred years ago.

Agastheeswarar, Melkalathur

This small, but ancient temple looks beautiful with a lotus pond adjacent.

Somanathaswamy, Mahendrawadi

We found the children of the adjoining school mindlessly misusing this ancient temple area!

Kangeeswarar, Vellore

The temple is well maintained, has a temple car and festivals happen regularly.

Kailasanadar, Arcot

A small, but ancient temple with some old carvings inside.

Thirupurantakar, Sirukarumbur

A treasure trove of sculpture, you cannot imagine the beauty of this ancient temple from outside.

Naganadhar, Ambur

Naganadhar Ambur

This beautiful temple was built in the 12th Century CE by Chola Kings.

Aadhipureeswarar, MV Kuppam

Aadhipureeswarar MV Kuppam

The temple welcomes you with a 3 tiered Gopuram at the entrance in the east and opens out into a spacious Prakaram.

Aditheswarar, Vaniyambadi

Aditheswarar Vaniyambadi

The god and goddess are both west facing which is not very common. The inner Prakara  is full of deities.

Brahmapureeswarar, Tirupattur

This is an ancient temple where the main deity is believed to have been installed by Lord Brahma.

Chandramouleeswarar, Mamandur

This is an old dilapidated temple awaiting attention from well-wishers.

Kailasanadar, Kaveripakkam

This is a small temple in a spacious Prakaram in the midst of a busy area.

Parasurameswarar, Vengamangalam

The main deity here is believed to have been worshiped by Parashurama.

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