Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sri Kandhaswamy Temple, Nergunapattu, Kanchipuram

Sri Kandhaswamy Temple, Nergunapattu, Kanchipuram
Sri Kandhaswamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Murugan located at Nergunapattu Village in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Presiding deity is known as Kandhaswamy. Lord is seen with his consorts Valli and Deivanai facing east. The Temple has been renovated recently. Shrines of Agastheeshwarar, Akhilandeshwari, and Kariya Manikka Perumal with his consorts Bhudevi and Sridevi are located near the Sanctum.


Idols of Vinayagar, Iyyapan, Suryan, Chandran, Dakshinamoorthy, Durga and Anjaneyar are located in the Prakaram. Sangu Theertham is the Temple Tank. Two Kaala Poojas are conducted in this Temple. Avvaiyar Malai is located nearby this Village. It is also called as Sanyasi Hills. An ancient Shiva Lingam has been there in open space at the top of the Hills. Holy Spring is there near the Shiva Lingam.

The water from this spring is used for ablution of Shivalingam. During festive days, people used to do Girivalam across this hill. Chidambaram Swamigal, the founder of Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple, before going to Thiruporur, got permission from this Murugan. It is an ancient temple with rich heritage and spiritual values but not so impressive from the view point of architecture and maintenance.

The place is exactly half way between Chennai and Pondicherry i.e., 76 kms from Chennai & 76 kms from Pondicherry. After Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam and the long Palar bridge at Voyalur, there is a road to the right side that goes to Maduranthakam. Take that road for about 2-3 kms and you will reach Nergunapattu. The Kandhaswamy temple is about 100 meters inside from the main road on the right side.
Contact: +91 – 9943652273 / 9786058325 / 9789461356 / 9551228973 / 9566722304.

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