Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Chandramouleeswar Temple, Thiruvakkarai, Villupuram

Chandramouleeswar Temple, Thiruvakkarai, Villupuram

Chandramouleeswar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Thiruvakkarai Village in Vanur Taluk in Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu, India. Presiding Deity is called as Chandramouleeswar / Pirai Soodiya Peruman / Chandrasekhara / Sivalokam Udayar and Mother is called as Amirthambigai / Vadivambigai. The Temple Complex has three major shrines namely Vakra Kali Amman Shrine, Chandramouleeswarar Shrine and Varadaraja Perumal Shrine. Though the presiding deity is Chandramouleeswarar, Vakra Kali is more famous in this temple complex.

The temple is situated on the banks of Varaha River. This Temple is considered as one of the shrines of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Shiva Sthalams) glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems. This Temple is considered as the 30th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Thirugnana Sambandar had sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple. Lord Muruga in the temple is praised in the Thirupugazh hymns of Saint Arunagirinathar. The temple is also called as Vakra Kali Amman Temple.


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The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. On full moon days the temple closes after midnight.


The Chitra Pournami festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Panguni (April - May), float festival for Chandramouleeswar during the Tamil month of Vaikasi and Kanum Pongal festival during the Tamil month of Thai are the most prominent festivals celebrated in the temple. Shivarathri, Vinayaga Chathurthi, Aadi Kiruthigai, Thai Kiruthigai, Thai Poosam, Vijayadashami, Vijayadashami, Karthigai Deepam, Tamil New Year, English New Year are the other festivals celebrated here.

Devotee crowd is huge on Tuesdays, Sundays, Ashtami and Navami days. The devotee crowd in the temple is huge at 12.00 p.m. (midnight) on Poornima (full moon days) and 12.00 a.m. (noon) on Amavasya (new moon days), when Jyoti darshan is offered to Mother Vakra Kali Amman.  Jyoti darshan is the light lit above the tower mandapam. This darshan is very important for the devotees.  

Literary Mention

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Chandramouleeswar Temple,

Thiruvakkarai Post, Vanur Taluk,

Villupuram District – 604 304

Phone: +91 413 268 0870 / 268 8949

Mobile: +91 94435 36652


The temple is located at about 750 meters from Thiruvakkarai Bus Stand, 6 Kms from Thirukkanur, 13 Kms from Mailam, 18 Kms from Mailam Railway Station, 25 Kms from Puducherry, 28 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 27 Kms from Puducherry Bus Stand, 28 Kms from Puducherry Railway Station, 28 Kms from Thindivanam, 29 Kms from Villupuram and 134 Kms from Chennai Airport. Thiruvakkarai is situated at about 20 Kms from Kutteripattu Junction, lies in NH 45 (GST Road). Devotees travelling from Chennai, after crossing Thindivanam look for Kutteripattu Junction (situated at about 10 Kms from Thindivanam), take the left side road (Mailam Road) and travel for 20 Kms to reach this temple.

There are several special buses from different parts of Tamilnadu to Thiruvakkarai on New Moon and Full Moon Days. On other days, one can travel up to Tindivanam or Puducherry and take the buses plying between Thindivanam & Puducherry via Mailam and get down at Perumbakkam stop. Share Autos are available from Perumbakkam to the temple. Devotees from Villupuram, can travel in Villupuram – Mundiyampakkam – Thirukkanur Route. The temple is situated at about 6 Kms from Thirukkanur.