Kanakapureeswarar, Mugaiyur, Chengalpattu

Basic information about the temple

Moolavar:KanakapureeswararAmbal / Thayar:Swarnambikai
Deity:SivaHistorical name:

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City / town:MugaiyurDistrict:Chengalpattu
Maps from (click): Current location Kanchipuram (81 km)Chennai (96 km)

Cuddalore (101 km)Viluppuram (103 km)


Sthala puranam and temple information

There is no sthala puranam to this temple. The structural temple is quite recently constructed – sometime within the last 5-10 years. Rather, one should say “reconstructed”.

There used to be a temple from the Chola era at this site. Some suggest it was a coastal temple, when the sea was much more inland than it is today, with reference to this temple. Over time, the original temple must have been eroded.

However, the Siva Lingam and the murti of Vinayakar in the southwest corner, are dated to the early medieval Chola period – around 1400 years ago. The Nandi in front of the moolavar Lingam is also reasonably large.

There is also a separate east-facing shrine here, with equal prominence as Siva, for Perumal as Lakshmi Narasimhar, with a separate shrine for Anjaneyar facing Perumal.

It is believed that Siddhars worship here every day.

Other information for your visit


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