Agastheeshwarar Temple, Nathanallur, Kanchipuram
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Agastheeshwarar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple is located in a small, beautiful village Nathanallur. Nathanallur is at a distance of 6 kms from its main town Walajabad in Kanchipuram district. The original name of this village was nallur.
The great poet Nathathanar, Composer of Sirupanatrupadai was born in this village and hence the village is named as Nathanallur. The name of the main deity is lord Agastheeshwarar. One can see Vinayaka, Ambal, Murugan and Navagraha newly installed (Noodhana Pradistai).
One kala Pooja is performed every day. The villagers gather periodically and conduct bhajans regularly. Other festivals like Pradoshams, Shivarathri, Annabishekam and Karthigai deepam are also celebrated here.
At present the villagers are trying to perform Kumbabishekam for this temple. There is a temple tank nearby. The ruined temple was constructed during the period of Sanga Pulavar Nathathanar lived.
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Nathanallur is a small village in Walajabad taluk, Kanchipuram district, Tamilnadu, India. Tamil Nadu state highway 48 is passing through Nathanallur village. Nathanallur is 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) distance from its Walajabad town, 20.9 kilometres (13.0 mi) distance from its district main city Kanchipuram and 67.1 kilometres (41.7 mi) distance from its state main city Chennai.
This Village is located very near to Walajabad Town. There is no specific public transport for Nathanallur. But people will get the public bus on junction (Nathanallur Koot road) at SH 48 where route 79 and 579A buses are available at every 10 minutes interval. Walajabad is the only nearby railway station for local Trains.