2017-12kjo-28 (3), Singeeswarar Temple, Mappedu, Thiruvallur
2017-12kjo-28 (3), Singeeswarar Temple, Mappedu, Thiruvallur

Singeeswarar Temple, Mappedu, Thiruvallur

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Singeeswarar Temple,Mappedu Post – 631 403,Via-Perambakkam,
Thiruvallur District
Phone+91 44 2760 8065
 Singeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Mappedu Village near Perambakkam in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Singeeswarar and Mother is called as Pushpa Gujambal. This is a recently renovated ancient temple and is a special temple for people born in ‘Moolam’ star. There is an idol of Sri Anjaneya in front of Lord Shiva shrine playing the Veena. Those aspiring skill in music pray to him. The Place Mappedu was originally called as Meipedu.


Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


Pradosham, the 13th day either from new moon or full moon, Arudhra Darshnam and Mahasivarathri in February-March are important festival days of the temple. Just like performing Abhishekams for the Lord, it is said, performing floral decoration is a specialty in this temple on “Aadi” and “Thai” month Fridays. Reciting Lalitha Sahasranama is considered very special here.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Mappedu, 7 Kms from Perambakkam, 8 Kms from Koovam, 20 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 18 Kms from Thakkolam, 19 Kms from Tiruvallur, 14 Kms from Sriperumbudur, 11 Kms from Kadambathur, 25 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 28 Kms from Poonamallee and 49 Kms from Chennai.

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By Road:

The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Mappedu Old Police Station Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Mappedu Junction Bus Stop and 7 Kms from Perambakkam Bus Terminus. Mappedu is situated on the bus route Poonamallee to Thakkolam. Buses like S 591 from T. Nagar to Perambakkam go via Mappedu Bus Stop. Buses from Poonamallee to Perambakkam also go via Mappedu.

The Temple can be reached easily from Chennai. In the Bangalore highway, once you cross Poonamallee and Savitha Institutions, you will have EMPEE distilleries, a huge blue colored structure to your right. There will be a road passing by its compound, which will lead you to “Thakkolam” sthalam from here. Travel in this road, and this temple is exactly in the 17th Km from the NH, to your left. The temple entrance arch is in the main road and the temple itself is close to and visible from the road.

By Train:

The Temple is located at about 11 Kms from Kadambathur Railway Station. Kadambathur Railway Station is situated on the Chennai Central – Arakkonam suburban train route. Autos are available to reach the temple from this station.

By Air:

The Temple is located at about 48 Kms from Chennai International Airport.


Those aspiring skill in music pray to Hanuman with veena in particular. Birth star of Anjaneyar is Moolam. It is notable that the birth star of Kalaivani-Saraswathi, the Goddess of Wisdom is also Moola. It is said that Mother Saraswathi wrote the Singanatha seed letters (Beejakshara – Beeja means seed, Akshara-letters) on the tongue of Sri Anjaneya with the stem of a lotus flower. This is believed to have given Lord Hanuman clarity in his speech and an aptitude to protect people in distress using tactics needed for the time.

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He is celebrated as Sollin Selvan in Tamil and Nava Vyakarna Pandit in Sanskrit. Moola people are advised to pray in this temple for gaining excellence in education and speech. People born in Moola star are supposed to visit this temple, and light 5 ghee lamps. Since Lord Shiva has 5 faces, this prayer is aimed at praying him to remove our troubles at least through one of the five faces

It is believed that whoever worships the presiding deity and Nandhi (vehicle of Lord Shiva) simultaneously at Pradosham hours (4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. each day) standing on the Nava Vyakarna stone, will be cured of all bone and joint related diseases. It is also believed that people would realize their wishes if they pray to Mother Durga for 42 weeks continuously by lighting lamp in the shrine. Here Veerapaleeswarar form of Lord Shiva blesses one to have Vamsa Vrithi or Childbirth and fertility problems if any are sorted out.

Contact Details

Singeeswarar Temple,
Mappedu Post – 631 403,
Thiruvallur District
Phone: +91 44 2760 8065
Mobile: +91 94447 70579 / 94449 43644 / 944432 25093

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