Agastheeshwarar Temple, Kolapakkam, Chennai
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Agastheeshwarar Temple, Sivan Koil Street, Kolapakkam,
Chennai – 600116
Legend / Local stories
As per the legend, the sage Agastya had worshiped Shiva here and it is believed he installed the Shiva Linga. Hence, the deity is called as Agastheeshwarar.
It is also believed that Surya had worshiped Shiva in this temple and this temple has become a Surya Sthalam.
As per the legend, the sage Vageesar had worshiped Shiva in this Temple. Hence, the deity is also called as Vakeeswarar.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Special days like Pradoshams, Shivarathri etc., are celebrated well in this temple. Devotees throng from different parts of the city during such days.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Samiyar Kolam Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Gerugambakkam, 5 Kms from Porur, 6 Kms from Porur Junction, 10 Kms from Mangadu, 8 Kms from Kundrathur, 12 Kms from Meenambakkam Metro Station, 10 Kms from Guindy Railway Station, 11 Kms from Meenambakkam Railway Station, 10 Kms from Tirusulam Railway Station, 25 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 18 Kms from Tambaram Railway Station, 21 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 12 Kms from Chennai Airport and 22 Kms from Chennai.
To reach Kolapakkam, one has two road routes, one from Porur to Kolapakkam via Gerugambakkam and the other road is diagonally opposite to MIOT Hospitals off. Mount Poonamallee Road to Kolapakkam. At the Ramavaram signal you can take a left turn into Manapakkam and this road will lead to Kolapakkam which is about 3 Kms from there. There are lot of buses and share autos available from Porur, Meenambakkam and Guindy to this temple.
Sivan Koil Street, Kolapakkam,
Chennai – 600116
Mobile: +91 9976596342