Somanatheswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Somangalam Village in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is known as Somanatheswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Kamakshi Amman. This temple is one of the Navagraha temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam) devoted to Sri Chandra Bhagavan (Moon God). Somangalam is a Chaturvedimangalam, a village donated by the Kings to the Pundits of the four vedas to conduct various yagnas and regular poojas.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple will be open from 8 AM – 10 AM and 5 PM – 7 PM – It is preferred to visit the temple only in the mornings since the evening timing is not sure. The temple is strictly closed between 12 pm and 4 pm.
People with Chandra and water related Dhoshams, mind and water related problems like Cold, Asthma, mental sickness etc., can worship Somanatheswarar and Chandra here to come out of their problems. Also it is believed that Lord Somanatheswarar blesses people with timely marriage, progeny, peaceful and healthy life.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
The Somanatheswarar Temple is located in Somangalam, Chennai suburb. Buses are available from Kundrathur bus terminus to Somangalam. The temple is within a km from the Somangalam bus terminus. Somangalam lies at about 35 kms south west of Chennai city. One can take the route from Tambaram via Kishkintha to reach Somangalam. The better alternative is to take the road from Pallavaram going to Kunrathur. After reaching Kunrathur junction, one has to take left (towards south) to reach Somangalam.
Somangalam is about 10 kms from Kunrathur. Also plenty of busses ply from Porur directly to Somangalam. Somangalam is in the Kundrathur – Padappai road and can be reached from Tambaram as well. It is 6 kms from Kishkintha. After Kishkintha, while proceeding straight the road divides into two and you have to take the road at the left. Go beyond Sairam Engineering College and you will see a road to the left to Dhanalakshmi Engineering College. Go straight further and you will reach Somangalam and the temple.