Kameswarar Temple, Madavilagam, Kanchipuram
Kameswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Madavilagam Village near Maduranthakam in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. The small village Madavilagam is located at about 5 km from Anaicut in Kanchipuram district. Presiding Deity is called as Kameswarar and Mother is called as Kokilambal. The 1000 year old temple is fully built with stones. The presiding deity of the temple Lord Kameshwara, as the name implies, blesses childless couples with children.
Sri Vygrapathar Maharishi, who by a boon sought by him, was equipped with tiger`s legs to enable him to climb vilva trees to pluck vilva leaves, had worshiped the Lord here according to the temple legend.
Presiding Deity is called as Kameswarar and Mother is called as Kokilambal. The 1000 year old temple is fully built with stones. The Lord has a replica which is decorated and taken to the streets during times of festivals. Vygrapathar, the Saivite saints, Bhairavar, Vishnu, Murugan with Valli and Devasena are housed in separate shrines in the temple. The temple is open once a day.
The special feature of the temple is it has four sacred tanks. Two of the tanks are dedicated to God of Death, Yama and Moon, Chandran. The sacred tree is Vilvam as usual with Siva temples. This temple is in a very pathetic condition with bushes all around, bats flying and the Gopura Kalasam itself is not there. The temple urgently needs repair and renovation.
Many festivals like Pradosham, Vaigasi Visagam, Arudra Dharisanam, Karthigai Deepam, and Sivarathri are celebrated in this temple.
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It is located at a distance of 12 kms from Cheyyur near Maduranthakam. Bus route is 12A from Mathuranthagam. Share autos are available from Pavunjur via Kalkulam. Other route is via ECR/OMR. From ECR/OMR, go to Kalpakkam from there take Anaikattu route to Kalkulam. Temple is 1 km from Kalkulam.