Sri Agneeswarar Temple: A 1000-Year-Old Lord Shiva Temple in Kadalur Village, Chengalpattu | Discovering a Temple Where Lord Agni Worshipped Lord Shiva – Visit, Temple Timings, History, Contact Number, Travel Guide

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Sri Agneeswarar Temple: A 1000-Year-Old Lord Shiva Temple in Kadalur Village, Chengalpattu | Discovering a Temple Where Lord Agni Worshipped Lord Shiva – Visit, Temple Timings, History, Contact Number, Travel Guide (Updated)

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Sri Agneeswarar Temple in Kadalur, Chengalpattu District, is one of the oldest Lord Shiva temples. This temple is renowned as the place where Devas and Pancha Bhoothas worshipped Lord Shiva, particularly Agni, hence it is called Sri Agneeswarar. This temple is 1000 years old Lord Shiva temple. The temple has recently undergone reconstruction and Kumbabishekam, resulting in a remarkably beautiful atmosphere.

History of Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The Sri Agneeswarar / Agniswarar Temple, believed to have been built around the 12th – 13th century, boasts numerous ancient inscriptions. A Chozha period-style pillar found in the Lord Murugan / Lord Subramaniyar Temple hints at the temple’s origins dating back to the Chozha era. Subsequent reconstructions during the Vijayanagara period and recent restoration efforts have preserved the temple’s sanctity.

 

Architecture of Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The architecture of Sri Agneeswarar Temple is a testament to the divine craftsmanship of the temple’s timeless grandeur of the Chozha and Vijayanagara kingdoms. This temple has a separate sanctum for Lord Shiva, Lord Murugan, Lord Ganesh, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Brahma, and Lord Vishnu, showcasing the distinctive vesara style. The sacred tank of this temple is named Brahmma Theertham.

   

Travel Tips for Sri Agneeswarar Temple in Kadalur, Chengalpattu

Address of Sri Agneeswarar Temple in Kadalur, Chengalpattu :
Sri Agneeswarar Temple, F44M+72R, Kadalur, Chengalpattu – 603305

Temple Timings of Shenbakeswarar Temple, Natham Parameswara Mangalam, Chengalpattu: 6.00 AM to 7:00 AM – 5.00 PM to 6.30 PM

How to reach Sri Agneeswarar Temple in Kadalur, Chengalpattu

On Road: The village of Kadalur is conveniently situated just 2.6 kilometers from the East Coast Road (ECR). Buses traveling to Pondicherry and Cuddalore regularly make a stop at Mugaiyur, where auto-rickshaws are readily available for transportation to Kadalur.

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Chengalpattu Railway Station.

On Flight: Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.

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