Nageswarar Temple, Kundrathur, Chennai
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 05.00 PM to 08.30 PM.
10-day Brahmmotsavam is celebrated with Chitra Poornima (Full Moon day) in April- May. On the eighth day, Lord grants darshan to His devotees when Nalvar the four poet saints, 1) Gnanasambandhar, 2) Thirunavukkarasar, 3) Sundarar and 4) Manickavasagar with Sekkizhar go in procession around the Lord. The wedding festival of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi is celebrated on Chitra Poornima day. During the festival, Lord comes in procession on snake vahana.
Guru Puja is celebrated for 10 days in Vaikasi (May-June) with Poosa star day. He is taken to the car shed (procession deity of Sekkizhar) on the Guru Puja day morning, when the public take the saint to the temple on behalf of Lord Himself. Then Sekkizhar enters the sanctum sanctorum to worship Lord Shiva. Full procession takes during the night till returning to the temple next morning. Throughout the day, the temple is open.
There is also a separate temple nearby for Sekkizhar where also a 11-day Guru Puja is celebrated. On the fourth day of the festival, Sekkizhar visits Tirunageswaram temple. Purattasi Niraimani Katchi in September-October, Thai Poosa star float festival, Adipooram in July-August and Masi Magam in February-March are the other festivals celebrated in the temple.
Those afflicted with serpent planet adverse aspects and those facing problems due Ragu planet transition pray for relief. Devotees, realizing their wishes, perform special abishek and pujas to Lord.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Sivan Kovil / Thirunageswaram Bus Stop, 500 meters from Kundrathur Bus Depot, 7 Kms from Gerugambakkam, 10 Kms from Porur, 11 Kms from Porur Junction, 4 Kms from Mangadu, 15 Kms from Alandur Metro Station, 16 Kms from Guindy Railway Station, 9 Kms from Poonamallee, 12 Kms from Meenambakkam Railway Station, 12 Kms from Meenambakkam Metro Station, 10 Kms from Tirusulam Railway Station, 26 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 12 Kms from Tambaram Railway Station, 24 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 15 Kms from Chennai Airport and 26 Kms from Chennai.
The temple is situated right behind the bus stand of Kunrathur and very easy to find. One can reach Kunrathur by taking the road off GST road from Pallavaram. One can also take the road from Porur junction leading to Kunrathur. Also, Kundrathur can also be reached from Mangadu / Poonamallee. Town buses are available from Vadapalani, Tambaram and Broad Way. Town bus no’s are 88 series, M 89, M60, 60A and 66 ply to Kundrathur from Chennai City.
Chennai – 600 069
Phone: +91 44 2478 0436
Mobile: +91 93828 89430