Agastheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Siruvapuri in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. This holy place is currently called as Chinnambedu. This is an ancient Shiva temple near the Siruvarpuri Murugan Temple. The Temple is believed to be 500 years old. This is an east facing temple with an entrance arch in the south. Presiding Deity is called as Agastheeswarar and is facing east. Lord Shiva is Swayambu Moorthy here. Vimanam is of Gaja Brushtam Style. Mother is called as Anandhavalli and is facing east. There are shrines of Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Nagaraja, Ayyapan and Bairavar in the Temple premises.
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How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 250 meters from Siruvapuri / Chinnambedu Bus Stop, 400 meters from Ayyanar Medu Bus Stop, 8 Kms from Thatchoor, 10 Kms from Periyapalayam, 16 Kms from Gummudipoondi, 13 Kms from Ponneri, 30 Kms from Pulicat, 42 Kms from Tiruvallur and 36 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is situated on the Chennai-Kolkata highway. Bus no. 133 runs from Madras Basin Bridge bus stand to the temple. In Chennai – Kolkata highway, once has to cross Thatchoor cross road, which is a famous point in that road. From there proceed around 3 Kms, where you can see a small green board to your left. Take that left road and travel 3 kms in the same road to reach the temple.
Buses depart at 6 am, 12 noon, 4 pm and 8 pm. Bus no. 533 runs from Chennai Koyambedu bus stand to the temple, departs at 6:15am, 7:20am, 10:00am, 11:05am, 1:50pm, 3:00pm, 5:50pm, 7:00pm. Bus no 547 running from Mint to Periyapalayam also reaches this temple, departs at 5am, 6:30am, 8:30am, 9:55am, 11:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 7pm. The Temple is located at about 10 Kms from Kavaraippettai Railway Station, 13 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station and 14 Kms from Gummidipoondi Railway Station. The Temple is located at about 50 Kms from Chennai International Airport.