Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Tiruvadeeswararmudaiyar||Ambal / Thayar:||Manonmani|
|Timing:||to & to||Parikaram:|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Kadambadi||District:||Chengalpattu|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Chennai (68 km)||Kanchipuram (69 km)|
|Tiruvallur (82 km)||Viluppuram (126 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
There is no sthala puranam for this temple. However, this is regarded as a very old temple, and archaeological evidence has placed this temple’s origins to the 7th century, during the Pallava period, during the time of Mahendravarma Pallava (Mahendravarman I).
Until 2012 or 2013, the temple was buried underground, with only some stones scattered around the area. The locals, together with the authorities, took up the exercise of digging the place, and found this entire temple, which was then reconstructed, and kumbhabhishekam done – entirely funded by the locals. (In the gallery below, see separate link for photos on another site, showing some pictures before and during the rebuilding of the temple.)
The temple is east facing, but can be entered only through a small gate on the western side. The moolavar is also called Agasteeswarar, possibly a link to sage Agastyar having worshipped here. Vinayakar and Murugan are to either side of the garbhagriham, there being no dwarapalakas. The murti of Dakshinamurti in the koshtam is beautiful, even if it is a relatively recent one.
Other information for your visit
Sivasankaran: 93801 23273
Pictures (Courtesy Shri Rajendran) from the time before and during rebuilding of the temple, below.