Karkadeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Manavur village near Thiruvalangadu in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Karkadeswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. The Village Manavur was called as Manavur Kottam during Chozha period. The temples in Manavur has been built with perfect alignment as mentioned in the Aagama Sastras (Karshanathi, Prathishtandham, Prathishtandhi, Uthsavandham and Uthsavandhi). Karkadeswarar Temple is built in Easanya, Vijayaraghava Perumal temple in Nirudhi moola, Sakthi Ganapathi temple facing north and Kandasamy temple facing east have been consecrated.
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How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Manavur Railway Station, 4 Kms from Pazhayanur, 5 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 9 Kms from Perambakkam, 15 Kms from Thiruvallur, 17 Kms from Thakkolam, 23 Kms from Arakkonam, 67 Kms from Chennai and 59 Kms from Chennai Airport. T2 Bus is available from Thiruvallur to Thiruvalangadu via Manavur (Daily two trips only). Manavur Railway Station is very near to the village on the Chennai to Arakkonam route and it is 4 stations away from Thiruvallur enroute Arakkonam-Central.