Nandeeswarar Temple

Nandeeswarar Temple

Nandeeswarar Temple is located in Adambakkam (off Karuneegar Street) in Chennai. It is closest to St. Thomas Mount suburban railway station. It is famous and popularly referred to as Sivan kovil among the localites

The temple has two entrances one in the east, and another in the south. There is a tank situated outside the southern entrance, though not in use.


Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the temple is in the form of Nandi standing in front of his devotee Sage Birungi. It is one of the oldest temple in Chennai. ( 950 years old temple)

The temple houses separate worship places for Vinayaka, Nagadevathai, Vishnu, Subramanyar, Bairavar, Brahma, Durga, Sandikeswarar and Navagrahas. The idol of Nandeeswarar (Siva lingam) faces east and the Goddess Avudainayagi faces south.

Special Poojas

Special poojas are conducted on days like Pradhosham, Shivratri, Somawar (Mondays). Arudra darshan is yet another famous religious event here.

Also other special pujas are conducted on days significant to Lord Subramanya and Lord Ganesha.

People who want to get marry soon can give two rose garland to this temple for five Pradhosham.


This is an ancient temple built by the Chola King, Aadhani and has carvings on the pillars of the temple include the images of Kannapanayanar, Kamadhenu, Maruthi, Narasimha and Vinayaka. The temple history, slogas and Thiruppavai are printed on the walls of the temple.

Vilvam tree is the stala viruksham of this temple.

The special feature of this temple is that on all Pradosham days a cow goes round the sanctum.

The temple has undergone lot of improvement in the past 3 decades.

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