IMG_20170521_100222, Malleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
IMG_20170521_100222, Malleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

Malleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

Date built:
Deity: Malleeswarar
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale: Mylapore,
District:: Chennai
Address: Malleeswarar Temple,Thyagarajapuram, Mylapore,Chennai – 600004

Malleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Mylapore in Chennai City of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located near Kaaraneeswarar Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Malleeswarar and Mother is called as Maragathambal.


Legend / Local stories

Sage Brighu worshipped Lord Shiva here:

Sage Brighu worshipped Lord Malleeswarar here.


The history of this temple is Prarthan, a Shiva devotee of Ayodhya chose this place full Malligai (Jasmine) bushes to do penance on Lord Shiva & was blessed with the darshan of the Lord along with his consort Maragathambal. The Lingam worshipped by him was in an area of Malligai bushes & hence the name came as Malleeswarar.

Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 11.30 AM and 04.30 PM to 08.30 PM.


The belief about this temple is that the Garlands exchanged between the God & the Goddess during the Kalyana Uthsavam if worn by an unmarried person & kept at home would bring wedlock. Also offering of Jasmine garland on six consecutive Mondays to Lord Shiva will fulfill one’s wishes. The worship of Sri Malleeswarar and Mother Maragathambal will ensure that husband, wife and children are highly moral and they don’t fall into evil ways. Offering fragrant flowers and perfumes pleases Lord Malleeswarar & Sri Maragathambal.

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How to Reach:

Malleeswarar Temple is located in a small lane in Bazaar street near Kaaraneeswarar Temple. The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Lyolds Road Bus Stop, 1.2 Kms from Mylapore Bus Stop and 1.2 meters from Mylapore Railway Station. Mylapore is located a few kilometers to the south of the British-built Chennai city. It lies between Triplicane and Teynampet in the west then across to the coast in the east. It is bounded by Royapettah to the north. Its southern frontier corresponds roughly with that of the River Adyar.

It extends for around 4 km from north to south and 2 km from east to west. Mylapore is in the heart of Chennai city and is linked with local trains and bus facilities. Mylapore is located at about 5 Kms from Triplicane, 3 Kms from Teynampet, 2.5 Kms from Royapettah, 6 Kms from Adyar, 6 Kms from T Nagar, 3 Kms from Marina Beach, 3 Kms from Santhome, 3 Kms from Alwarpet, 5 Kms from Nungambakkam and 7 Kms from Kodambakkam.

By Road:

Mylapore is connected to other parts of the city by MTC buses, with connections including Chennai Central, T. Nagar, Tambaram, Broadway. Mylapore is located at about 10 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus.

List of MTC bus routes covers through in and out of Mylapore;

Route Number Start End Via
1 Thiruvottriyur Thiruvanmiyur Broadway, Central, Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar
1A Thiruvottriyur Thiruvanmiyur Broadway, Central, Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar
1C Ennore Thiruvanmiyur Thiruvottriyur, Broadway, Central, Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar
1D Ennore Thiruvanmiyur Broadway, Central, Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar
5B T. Nagar Mylapore Mandaveli, Adyar, Saidapet
12B Foreshore Estate Vadapalani Santhome, Kutchery Road, Luz, Alwarpet, Pondy Bazar, Kodambakkam
12C Saligramam Mylapore Vadapalani, Rangarajapuram, Panagal park, Adyar Gate, Mandaveli
M15 Tambaram East Mylapore Mandaveli, Adyar, SRP tools, Velachery, Pallikaranai
M15xt East Tambaram Mylapore Mandaveli, Adyar, SRP tools, Velachery, Pallikaranai, Medavakkam, Camp road
21 Mandaveli Broadway Mylapore, Royapettah, Central RS
21B Adyar Parrys Andhra Mahila Sabha, Music College, Foreshore Estate, Santhome, Chepauk, Madras University, Secretariat, RBI
21C Kannagi nagar Central (RS) Royapettah, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar, SRP tools,
21G Broadway Tambaram Chepauk, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Kotturpuram, Gandhi Mandapam, Guindy, Kathipara, Meenambakkam, Pallavaram, Tambaram
29C Besant Nagar Perambur Adyar, Mandaveli, Mylapore, Stella Mary’s College, Nungambakkam, Chetpet
45G Guindy Anna Square Saidapet West, Mettupalayam, Srinivasa Theater, CIT nagar, Adyar Gate, Mandaveli, Mylapore, V. house

By Train:

Thirumayilai Railway Station, on the Mass Rapid Transit System network, connects Mylapore to Chennai Beach to the north and Velachery on the south. Mylapore is located at about 9 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station and 6 Kms from Egmore Railway Station.

By Air:

Nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport located at about 17 Kms from Mylapore.

Contact Details

Malleeswarar Temple,
Thyagarajapuram, Mylapore,
Chennai – 600004
Phone: +91 44 2498 1893

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