763767687, Theerthapaleeswarar Temple, Triplicane, Chennai
763767687, Theerthapaleeswarar Temple, Triplicane, Chennai

Theerthapaleeswarar Temple, Triplicane, Chennai

Date built:
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Theertha Paleeswarar Temple,Tiruvallikeni, Chennai
Phone+91 44 2844 4054 / 2844 5322
 heerthapaleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Triplicane in Chennai City of Tamilnadu. Even though this ancient temple is considered as one of the important temples of historically rich Mylapore area, the area where the temples stands is part of Triplicane area nowadays. The current temple is around 500 years old.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Masi Theerthavari and Shivarathri in February-March and Aadippooram in July-August are the major festivals celebrated in this Temple. The temple has significance that when the seven deities of the Sapthasthana temples take bath in the sea during the Theerthavari festival in the Tamil month of Masi, this deity takes the first place.


Devotees pray here for relief from various adverse planetary aspects affecting their wedding process, health and happy family life. Devotees perform abishek, archanas and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.


Legend / Local stories


When the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati happened in the Himalayas, all the Devas went there to attend the function. To balance the earth from the south, Shiva asked Agastya to go towards the south direction. On his way to Podhigai hills, Agastya took rest under a Vanni tree in the site where this temple is located today. As per the advice from Lord Shiva, he took a dip in the ocean and also performed pooja to the Shiva Linga idol using the sea water. As the sea water was used for abhisheka by the sage, the Lord was named as Theerthapaleeswarar. In order to help the dwarf sage Agastya to perform poojas, the Shiva Linga Murti reduced his height.

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Agastya & Atri worshipped Lord Shiva here:

The current structure of the temple might be around 500 years old. However, as per the legend, the temple was worshiped by the sages Agastya and Atri.

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How to Reach:

Triplicane (Tiruvallikeni) is an important division in Chennai city. Triplicane is located at about 1.5 Kms from Marina Beach, 6 Kms from Nungambakkam, 6 Kms from T Nagar, 10 Kms from Anna Nagar and 8.5 Kms from Vadapalani.

By Road:

Town buses are available from every corner of the city to reach the temple comfortably. The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Mount Road Government Hospital Bus Stop and 11 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus. The temple is situated in a very congested area at Dr. Natesan Street near Lloyds Road in Triplicane. Lloyds Road is an important location in Chennai. You can reach Lloyds road easily either by public transport or on your own vehicle. From there, anyone can direct you to Natesan Street.

Bus NoRoute
22Ayanavaram B.S to Anna Square
27BC.M.B.T. to Triplicane
29APerambur B.S to Anna Square
L27LAnna Square to Mogapair West
L40AAnna Square to Avadi
S40AAnna Square to Avadi
X22AAmbathur Estate to Thiruvanmiyur
X40AAnna Square to Avadi
27BCTM.M.D.A. Colony to Anna Square
L06ATollgate to Besant Nagar
M27RAnna Square to Oragadam
M40ETAnna Square to Menambedu
S27BCTM.M.D.A. Colony to Anna Square
45BAnna Square to Guindy Industrial Estate
32Vallalar Nagar to V. Illam.
25GAnna Square to Poonamallee
24AV.Illam to Anna Nagar West.
29DV.Illam to Mathur.
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By Train:

The Temple is situated at about 3.5 Kms form the Chennai Central Railway Station, 3 Kms from Tiruvallikeni Railway Station and 2.5 Kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station. Nearest Metro Station is Nehru Park Metro Station located at about 4 Kms from the Temple.

By Air:

Chennai International Airport is located at about 18 Kms from this Temple.

Contact Details

Theertha Paleeswarar Temple,
Tiruvallikeni, Chennai
Phone: +91 44 2844 4054 / 2844 5322

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