Kasiviswanathar Poigainallur

Kasiviswanathar, Poigainallur

Saivite Temples - Vellore District


Kasiviswanadar, facing east


Visalakshi, facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Bhairava, Muruga with consorts

Kasiviswanathar Poigainallur is a small temple facing east with a Nandi in front and totally unprotected. Nearby is another temple for Agasteeswara which has been lost over time and only the Lingam was present in a thatched hut when we visited around 2013. There is a temple tank to the south of the Kasiviswanathar Poigainallur temple.

Holy Water – Temple Tank

Holy Tree – No information


Kasiviswanathar Poigainallur is an ancient temple where some old stone inscriptions are seen. The exact history of the temple is not available as on date.


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Poigainallur is on the right side of the highway after you cross Kancheepuram. Reach Dhaamal (you will see the new tall rajagopuram of the siva temple here) and drive a little further to take a u turn to reach Kasiviswanathar Poigainallur which is about 2-3 kms from the highway. Close by is the totally dilapidated Agastheeswarar Temple in a sad state with just the Lingam in a shed.

Stay and Food

None locally. Nearest are Kancheepuram and Arcot. The highway has many restaurants including Murugan Idli Shop near Kaveripakkam.

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