Sakthimutreeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Vayalanallur in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is located at a walkable distance from Vayalanallur Murugan Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Sakthimutreeswarar and he is represented by big Shiva Linga. This idol belongs to Chola period. The idols of Nandi and Goddess are new and the temple structure is also modern-day structure. An old idol of Surya, which was discovered in an excavation, is also found in this temple.
Several deities have been found while excavating around the original site of the Sakthimutreeswarar temple out of which a Bhairavar has been installed in the Vishnu temple and the Surya placed next to the Sakthimutreeswarar. The three inscriptions of this temple, two from the time of Parthivendravarman and one from Rajaraja I have disappeared along with the original temple and several deities that stood there. The Sakthimutreeswarar temple has since been rebuilt in a small way, and the deity has found a secure place inside the sanctum.
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How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 200 meters from Vayalanallur Bus Stop, 100 meters from Vayalanallur Koil Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Kolappancheri, 7 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 7 Kms from Pattabiram, 7 Kms from Poonamallee, 25 Kms from Thiruvallur, 6 Kms from Pattabiram Railway Station, 35 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 30 Kms from Chennai Airport and 26 Kms from Chennai. This temple is on the road connecting the Bangalore highway and Pattabiram and connected by MTC buses. The temple is about 2 Kms from Kolappancheri. From Kolappancheri head North. Pass Chokkanallur bus stand and turn right. The temple is on the left. Bus route 54C from Poonamallee to Thandarai is available once an hour.