20171029_094416, Vengeeswarar Temple, Vadapalani, Chennai
20171029_094416, Vengeeswarar Temple, Vadapalani, Chennai

Vengeeswarar Temple, Vadapalani, Chennai

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
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Address:Vengeeswarar TempleVadapalani, Chennai
Phone+91 44 2483 8362
 Vengeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Vadapalani in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. Though the Sthalam dates to vedic age, the temple structure is over 1000 years old and one of the oldest Hindu temples in Chennai City. Presiding Deity is called as Vengeeswarar. Mother is called as Shanthanayaki. The Temple is popularly known as Vadapalani Sivan Koil. This Temple is located just diagonally opposite to the street of Vadapalani Murugan temple. This temple is much older and bigger than Murugan temple. Actually, it is situated in Kodambakkam.


Legend / Local stories

Legend says that this temple was built by Sage Patanjali and sage Vyagrapada for their daily worship (Vengai=Vyakara=tiger). The temple is in Puliyur Kottam of Thondai Nadu.


Pradhosha pooja is one of the most important among the poojas performed to the Graceful Lord Shiva. In Shukla Paksha (15 moon days from New moon to Full moon) and Krishna Paksha (15 moon days from Full moon to New moon) the evening of the Thrayodasi (thirteenth moon day) between 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is called Pradosham. It comes once in fifteen moon days. Pradhosha time is especially meant for praying Lord Shiva. Praying during that time is believed to free the believers from their sins and gives ‘moksha’ (heaven) finally (hence the name Pradosham).

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How to Reach:

Vengeeswarar Temple is located at about 700 meters from Vadapalani Bus Depot, 250 meters from Vadapalani Metro Station, 4 Kms from Nungambakkam Railway Station, 11 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 9 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 3 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus and 11 Kms from Chennai Airport.

Vengeeswarar Temple is located in the Saidapet Road, Vadapalani, Chennai. The temple is on 100 feet road after the Vadapalani junction. It can be easily approached by the main entrance on the eastern side by a road parallel to the 100-ft. road from the Kodambakkam high road this is the way traffic is directed towards Vadapalani from Nungambakkam side. The temple is on the second road on the right and can be seen from the main road.

The temple is in the heart of Chennai city with transport facilities from all corners.  Vadapalani Temple is easily accessible by Bus, Metro Train, Autos. Temple is very near Vadapalani Dhandayuthapani Temple. The temple is very near to Vadapalani bus stop and new Metro Railway station. Lot of town buses available from various parts of Chennai city.

Contact Details

Vengeeswarar Temple
Vadapalani, Chennai
Phone: +91 44 2483 8362

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