Thirupuranthakeswarar Temple, Kuthambakkam, Thiruvallur
|Date built:||12th century.|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
The Temple has single prakaram. The Temple does not have Rajagopuram. At the entrance to the left is the idol of Lord Ganesha outside the wall. Nandi is situated in the praharam facing Lord Shiva but the Nandi’s neck is little tilted to signify that here Nandi is looking at the lord. The flag post of the temple is in front of the Nandi.
Presiding Deity is called as Thirupuranthakeswarar. Adhikara Nandhi is seen in the sanctum facing the Lord. Lord Ganesha can be seen at the left side of the sanctum entrance and Murugan with Valli & Deivanai can be seen at the right side of the sanctum entrance. Ganesha, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are the niche Idols located on the sanctum wall. Lord Chandikeswarar is situated in his usual position.
There is an engraving at the entrance wall of the sanctum depicting cow shedding its milk on the Linga with the snake protecting the Linga. Mother is called as Thirupurasundari. There is a separate shrine for Mother in the Temple. Her Idol is 6 feet tall made of granite. There is a shrine for Navagrahas in the corridor. There are trees representing 27 Tamil stars in the Temple premises.
There is a Linga below the peepul tree behind the temple but due to too much overgrowth of vegetations, it is not approachable. The temple of Nagaraja is also present underneath that tree. Although the temple is maintained well inside but the surrounding is filled with bushes without maintenance.
If we pray anything in this temple in front of the goddess it will be granted. Devotees pray Lord here for Salvation, Wealth and Relief from diseases, Purchase of vehicles and Knowledge.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Kuthambakkam Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Vellavedu, 2 Kms from Nemam, 7 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 3 Kms from Narasingapuram, 10 Kms from Poonamallee, 11 Kms from Pattabiram Railway Station, 14 Kms Avadi Railway Station, 31 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 29 Kms from Chennai International Airport and 30 Kms from Chennai. This is about 1.5 Kms diversion from the Poonamallee Highway at Vellavedu towards left (South).