Thiruporur Shiva Temple, Kanchipuram
Thiruporur Shiva Temple is located at the top of Pranava Malai Hills. It is unusual that Shiva Temple is on the top of the hill and Murugan temple is at the base. Presiding Deity is called as Kailasanathar and Mother is called as Balambigai. Moolavar and Ambal are facing east and Ambal is on the left side of Moolavar. Entrance to the temple is from south Side. Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbhavar, Brahma and Durgai are found in the Koshtams.
Chidambaram Swamigal Photo, Kasi Viswanathar Shrine, Bairavar Shrine, Suryan Shrine, Veerabadhrar Shrine are found in the Prakaram. Shrines of Vinayagar, Navagrahas and Vallalar are at the end of the steps. It was believed that there was an underground passage from this temple to Murugan temple, which was used by Srimath Chidambaram Swamigal for Sri Murugan’s Dharshan.
Thiruporur Shiva Temple is located in Thiruporur, Chennai suburb. The temple is around 1 km away from the Thiruporur bus terminus. Thiruporur is well connected to Chennai city by bus. It is 46 km from Chennai on the Old Mahabalipuram road (OMR or IT corridor). Mahabalipuram is 16 Km away from Thiruporur. Thiruporur is also connected to Chengalpet by road. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chengalpet and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.