Vanmikinathar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Cheyyur town in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding deity is called as Vanmikinathar. The Ambal here is seen in Lakshmi swaroopam (in other temples you will see in Sakthi swaroopam) with Padmam and Neelothbalam in her hands. This temple is a sculptural gallery and you will see exquisite carvings in black stones in the front mandapam. In the rainy season, the sanctum of Shiva will be filled with water till the avudaiyar and only top portion will be above water (still poojas will take place) – a sight to watch
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How to Reach:
Cheyyur is a taluk in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. One can reach Cheyyur through two routes, one through Madurantakam and the other through the East Coast Road, which goes towards Puducherry. This town is about 25 kms from Madurantakam and 5 kms from the Ellaiyamman Koil Bus Stop on East Coast Road (ECR). The nearest airport is Chennai and railway station is Chengalpattu.