|NETRAMPAKKAM SIVAN TEMPLE|
This anicient Sivan temple having all the three features of murthy, theertham and thalam is located at Ntrampakkam village of Mathuranthagam taluk, Kanchipuram district. The old temple was totally ruined and a new temple was built some years back. The presiding deity Sri Nandakeswarar with His consort Sri Chandrahasa Eswari graces the devotees. The divine swords viz. Chandrahasam and Nandagam of Sri Navadurga and Sri Mahavishnu are guarding the Lord here. They keep on circumbulating the Lord clockwise and anti clockwise even today. There are two significant therthams associated with the temple. One is called Chandrahasa theertham and another one is Nandagam or Katka theeeertham. For more details contact Sri Kannan-9524882663. All festivals related to Sivan temple are celebrated here.
|PANAMPATTU PERUMAL TEMPLE|
In Panampattu village, about 10 KM from Mathuranthagam an ancient Perumal temple is situated. Here the moolavar Sri Srinivasa Perumal with Sri Bhoomi devi and Sri Neela devi is giving dharshan in a standing posture. The Vimanam is called Punyakodi vimanam and this temple follows Vaikanasa agamam. In front of the Perumal sannadhi a Nandhi and a Sivalingam are seen. The temple is well maintained and regular pujas and rituals are going on. The temple tank is very big in size and it occupies 10 acres of land. For contact Sri Narayana Bhattar-9843769671, Sri Parvatharajan -9894098983. Several buses from Mathuranthagam are available. Bus stop Puliyaranankottai.
|PUKKATHURAI PERUMAL TEMPLE|
Sri Pundareega Varadaraja Perumal temple is located in Pukkathurai village, near Mathuranthagam, Kanchipuram district. This ancient temple was renovated by Krishnadeva rayar during his reign. The Perumal with Sridevi and Bhoodevi is giving dharshan in standing posture. Two Urchava deities are here , one Sri Pundareeega Varadarajar and another one is Srinivasr. The temple is fairly a big one and has a flag mast and Garuda mandapam. Sri Perundevi thayar has a separate shrine in the prakaram. Sri Senai Mudaliyar, Duvarapalar, Sri Ramanujar, Sri Periyazhvar and Sri Chakrathazhvar shrines are also there. The embossed figures of Sri Krishnar, Lakshmi Varahar on pillars are worth mentioning. Sri Andal shrine is located on the right side prakaram, where Sri Anjaneyar figure is embossed on a pillar. He is very powerful and all prayers are fulfilled quickly, it is said. Brammothsavam is performed here every year. In front of the temple a tank is there. Water from it is taken daily for temple puja. All festivals related to a Perumal temple are celebrated in a grand manner. Daily two time puja is performed. The temple is open 8 to 12 in the morning and 4 to 7 in the evening. For contact Sri Vijayaragava Bhattachariar-8754892397. Pukkathurai is located between Chengalpattu and Mathuranthagam on the Chennai –Trichy highway and all buses stop here.
|MAMANDUR SIVAN TEMPLE|
Mamundur is a small village on the southern bank of Palar river, near Chngalpattu, where an ancient Siva temple is located. This place was formerly called Vadapathi. The Lord here is called Sri Picheeswarar and His consort is called Sri Nagavalli. The sanctum is built in gaja brishtam style. The temple has deities of Vinayagar, Valli Devasena sameetha Subramanyar, Chandikeswarar, Bhairavar, Suriyan, Chandran and Navakirahams. Sri Manduga Maharishi in the form of a frog did penance and got the dharshan of Lord Sri Saraswathi devi also worshipped the Lord and the sacred tank is called Gnana Saraswathy Theertham.
The temple is open 7 to 11 in the morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. Daily two time pujas are offered. Betal leaves and Kokku Mandarai are the two thala virutchams here. For contact Sri Sekar -9944337758, Sri Karthikeyan-9894026983. Mamandur is at a distance of 13 KM from Chengalpattu and situated on national hishway.
|MEYYUR SIVAN TEMPLE|
Location: Meyyur, near Chengalpattu
Sivan: Sri Anantheeswarar
Ambal: Sri Anandanayagi
This Sivan temple is situated on the south bank of Palar river. Swamy sanndhi is facing west and Ambal is facing south. History has it that Sri Pathanjali Maharishi while taking a narmada bana linga for Chidambaram, he stayed here for some time. Ananthan, the snake king worshipped the lingam at that time. On seeing this Maharishi decided to install the lingam here and did it. The temple has shrines of Vinayagar, Subramanyar with his consorts, Mahavishnu, Kala Bhairavar, Chandikeswarar, Nalvar and Navakirahams. The temple has also a flag mast and Bramma urchavam is celebrated every year. Sivarathiri Arudra darisanam, Karthigai are also celebrated here. Daily puja is done once in a day. For more details contact Guhanandam-7639472901, Sri Sekar-9750737568. To reach here take a right turn immediately after crossing palar bridge.
|PILAPPUR SIVAN TEMPLE|
Location: Pilappur, near Chngalpattu
Presiding deity: Sri vashistaswarar
Ambal: Sri Loganayaki
This ancient Siva temple dates back to 1400 years. Folklore has it that Sri Vashista Maharishi installed the Sivalinga and worshipped. Inscriptions found on the wall reveal that king Pulikesi II has donated this village to his army commander. This temple is considered one of the important Guru Sthalams. The temple has four sacred theerthams. Sarakondrai and vilvam are the thala virutchams. Well maintained temple has regular puja once in a day. Bramma urchavam, Sivarathiri, Karthigai deepam, Aurudra darisanam festivals are celebrated. For contact, Sri Yuvaraj-7502096956, Prabakaran-9444896503. Bus route, Chengalpattu to Pilappur(T20).
|SITHANDI SIVAN TEMPLE|
Location: Sithandi village, near Chengalpattu
Main deity: Sri Thirukatcheeswarar
Ambal: Sri Muthuvazhi Eswari
This ancient Siva temple is under renovation. Sri Valampuri Vinayagar here is called Vazhakku Theertha Raja Ganapathy. Sivagangai theertham and Vinayaga theertham are the two sacred tanks here. Daily one time puja is going on. For more details contact Sri Gopu Mudaliyar-9965594250, Sri Balaji- 9994189150.. Chengalpattu to Pinayur (T9,T20),Arumpuliyur (129B) buses are coming here.
|ATHIYUR SIVAN TEMPLE|
Location: Athiyur, near Chengalpattu
Sivan: Sri Kumbeswarar
Ambal: Sri Mangalambigai
The temple is one of the important parihara thalams. Other deities here are Vinayagar, Subramanyar, Navakrahams. Daily one time puja is performed. A sacred temple tank is nearby.For dtails contact Sri Gurumurthy Gurukkal-97509 45315. Several buses from Chengalpattu to Pinayur, Orakattupettai, Arumpuliyur, Pilappur are coming here.
|KUMARAVADI SIVAN TEMPLE|
A 1500 years old Sivalayam is located in Kumaravadi village near Uthiramerur, Kanchipuram district. The Lord here is called Sri Azhageswarar and ambal Sri Abhayambigai. Swamy sannadhi is facing east and Ambal sannadhi facing west. A broken jestadevi, Sivalingam and a nandhi, Sri Mahavishnu are found outside the temple. Daiy puja is performed twice in a day. The temple is having a beautiful sacred tank. For contact Sri Loganathan-9894665035, Sri Perumal-97915 68190. Buses from Chennai, Chengalpattu to Uthiramrur are coming here. Bus stop Kumaravadi.
|KARUNKUZHI SIVAN TEMPLE|
This ancient Sivan temple is located in Karunkuzhi village, near Mathuranthagam of Kanchipuram district. Here Lord Siva is called Sri Gnanagiriswarar and Ambal is called Sri Gnanambigai. It is believed that Sri Ramar worshippd the Lord here. Also Sri Arunagirinathar, Sri Ramalinga Swamigal and many Siddhas had visited and worshipped the Lord. A beautiful, big tank called Basma theertham is situated near the temple. Daily one time puja is performed. Kontrai is the sacred tree here. For contact Sri Sureshbabu Gurukkal-82205 00619, Sri Chandrasekara Gurukkal-9944372133.Karunkuzhi is situated on the GST road between Chengalpattu and Mathuranthagam.
|ARASARKOVIL PERUMAL TEMPLE|
One of the most Powerful Vaishnava sthalams is located at Arasankovil village near Chengalpattu. Sri Varadharaja Perumal is the presiding deity here with Sridevi and Bhudevi . Sri Perundevi Thayar also known as Sri Sundara Mahalakshmi is enshrined in a separate enclosure. Thayar with six fingers on her right leg seated in Padmasana blesses the devotees, undr the Sukra vimana. Sri Mahaakshmi is Sukra!s divine controller .Sri Sukra worships at this shrine every Friday without fail. This indeed is a boon to anyone who might desire the blessings of Sukra and Mother Lakshi. In Pranava Kodi Vimanam Sri Varadharaja Perumal blesses the devotees in a standing posture. Sri Andal shrine is found in the prakaram. Sri Anjaneyar sannadhi is seen in front of the temple. The temple is located on the bank of Palar river and the river changes its course from north to south here as in Varanasi. Lord Siva, Sri Bramma, Sri Agasthiyar, Sri Janakar worshipped the Lord here. For more details contact Sri Kannan Bhattachariar-9698 510956. Arasankoil is located 7 KM from Padalam Koot road on Chennai-Trichy Hiway, after crossing Chengalpattu.