Somanathaswamy Mahendrawadi

Somanathaswamy, Mahendrawadi

Saivite Temples - Vellore District


Somanathaswamy, facing east


Kamatchiamman, facing south

Other Deities

Navagraha, Chandran, Bhairava, Muniswaran, Anjaneyar, Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Muruga with consorts, Chandikeswara, Ayyapan, Naagar, Vinayaka under the peepul tree

Somanathaswamy Mahendrawadi is a recently renovated, but totally unprotected temple with no walls. The Brahmanan street of this village is still present with a very ancient house system, representing the construction skills of Pallavas. We found the children of the adjoining school using the temple area as an urinal! There is a large but completely misused temple pond to the north of the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Somanathaswamy Mahendrawadi could have some connections with the Pallava King Mahendra Verman I (600-630 CE) as Mahendrawadi was an important town in those days.


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Somanathaswamy Mahendrawadi is about 10 kilometers from both Nemili and Panapakkam. Refer our map below for exact location.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Vellore or Kancheepuram.

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