Kailasanathar Temple, Pazhayanur, Thiruvallur
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
The Temple faces north with entrance from the east. Presiding Diety is called as Kailasanathar and is facing north. Mother is called as Parvathavarthini and is facing east. There are many stone inscriptions indicating the existence of this temple from the Sangam age. However, the temple was in ruins in recent times.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Saatchi Boodeshwarar Temple, 750 meters from Tazuvikuzandheswarar Temple, 2.5 Kms from Thiruvalangadu Vadaranyeswarar Temple, 3 Kms from Palayanur, 6 Kms from Narayanapuram Koot road, 20 Kms from Arakkonam, 21 Kms from Kavanoor, 31 Kms from Thiruthani, 17 Kms from Thiruvallur, 45 Kms from Kanchipuram, 36 Kms from Sriperumbudur and 65 Kms from Chennai.
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Thiruvalangadu Bus Stop. Thiruvalangadu can be accessed by road on NH 205 (Chennai-Avadi-Thiruvallur-Renigunta route). A slight detour before Narayanapuram Koot road of about 6 Kms from NH 205 on to the left takes one to the temple town. The place can be reached from Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram also.
Town buses available from Chennai (T Nagar, Broadway, and Vadapalani) to Thiruvallur (Bus no 597 from T Nagar). Regular Buses are also available from Koyambedu. Buses are available from Thiruvallur to Arakkonam via Thiruvalangadu 105 C, T20, Srinivasa (a Private bus). Share autos are also available from Narayanapuram Koot road on the Thiruthani bus route.
Thiruvalangadu has a railway station on the Chennai – Arakkonam rail route and it is the penultimate station before Arakkonam. From central catch a train to Arakkonam and get down at Thiruvalangadu railway station. Share autos are also available from Thiruvalangadu Railway station to temple entrance. The Temple is located at about 7 Kms from Thiruvalangadu Railway Station and 5 Kms from Manavur Railway Station.
Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (64 Kms).