Neelakandeswarar Temple, Gerugampakkam, Chennai
Neelakandeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Gerugampakkam near Porur in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. This temple is one of the Navagraha temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam) devoted to Kethu Bhagavan. Presiding Deity is called as Neelakandeswarar and Mother is called as Adi Kamakshi. The temple is believed to have been built during Chola Kings period. Special Poojas and Homams are performed to Kethu Bhagavan during the Rahu Kethu Peyarchi. Thee temple is a popular Parihara Sthalam for those afflicted by Kethu Dosha.
The Navagraha Temples around Chennai are:
As per Hindu Mythology, Siva swallowed the “Hala Kaala” poison that appeared out when churning of the milky ocean. Mother Parvathi held Lord Shiva’s neck and prevented the poison from descending. Because of this incident his neck became blue. Hence Lord Shiva is called Neelakanda. The word ‘Neela’ in Tamil means blue while ‘Kanda’ denotes the neck.
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 09.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 04.30 PM to 07.00 PM.
All Shiva related festivals are celebrated here with much pomp and glory. Monthly Pradoshams are also observed here.
Gangaiamman Koil Street, Balakrishnan Nagar,
Balaji Nagar, Tharapakkam,
Chennai – 600 122
Phone: +91 44 2478 0124
Mobile: +91 99404 38264 / 96771 55245 / 94431 07809
The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Gerugampakkam Bus Stop, 4 Kms from Porur, 5 Kms from Porur Junction, 8 Kms from Mangadu, 6 Kms from Kundrathur, 9 Kms from Thiruneermalai and 20 Kms from Chennai. The temple is situated in between Porur and Kundrathur. On the Porur Kunrathur road before the intersection of the Byepass you will see Gerugampakkam bus stand take a left here and along the narrow cement track take the second left road and the right turn at the Y intersection you will stumble upon the temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Tambaram (14 Kms), Meenambakkam (15 Kms), Chennai Central (22 Kms) and Egmore (20 Kms). Nearest Metro Station is located at Meenambakkam (15 Kms). Nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport (14 Kms).