Anandeeswarar Temple, Chitherikarai, Pakkam, Thiruvallur
Anandeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Chitherikarai in Pakkam Village near Thiruninravur in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Anandeeswarar and Mother is called as Anandhavalli. The Temple is considered as Guru Parihara Sthalam. The place was called as Kalila Chaturvedimangalam during ancient times. The temple is situated in a pleasant and green environment.
Agasthya worshipped Lord Shiva here:
Sage Agasthya had worshipped in many temples and also created Shivalingas for his worship. This Temple is considered one among them.
Lord blessed the serpent here with poison power, hence the name of Lord Anandeeswarar.
Siddhas & Sages visit this Temple invisibly:
It is believed that great Siddhas and sages visit the temple invisibly.
There was a Banyan tree in the Temple. It is believed that Lord Dakshina Murthy taught Vedas to four Sanakathi Maharshis under this Tree.
Epigraphic evidences show that the temple was renovated by Rajendra Chola, son of Raja Raja Chola in the year 1022. The place was then known as Kalila Chaturvedimangalam in the Eekkadu Kottam, Puliyur Nadu. After necessary renovations, the consecration of the temple was celebrated on May 11, 2014.
Presiding Deity is called as Anandeeswarar and Mother is called as Anandhavalli. The 10 pillar Maha Mandapam is built aesthetically. The temple has no sub-deities-Parivara Murthys. The temple has no shrine for the Navagrahas the nine planets except one for Jupiter-Guru Bhagwan. Sthala Vriksham is Banyan tree. It is believed that Lord Dakshina Murthy taught Vedas to four Sanakathi Maharshis under this Tree. There is also a two faced Rudraksha tree. Theertham associated with this Temple is Agasthya Theertham.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 07.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 p.m. to 08.30 p.m.
The temple celebrates every year the Wedding Festival, performs 108 conch abisheks on Karthikai star days, Maha Shivarathri occurring in February-March (Masi Tamil month), Agasthya Guru Day, Pradosha days (13th day of new moon or full moon days), special pujas on each Thursday for Guru Baghwan, and Poornima pujas regularly. Nithya Kala pujas are also performed properly.
Devotees pray to Guru Bhagwan for child boon, wedding, job opportunities, to own a house, mental peace, happiness and a good education for the children. Realizing their wishes, perform abhishekam to Anandeeswarar and light Deepas to Lord Dakshinamurthy under the banyan tree. Those blessed with a child offer sugar candy and/or coins equal to the weight of the child.
Chitherikarai, Pakkam Gramam,
Phone: +91 97900 09123 / 89393 96625 / 89393 13191
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Pakkam Village Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Pakkam Junction Bus Stop, 5 Kms from Thiruninravur Railway Station, 6 Kms from Thiruninravur, 17 Kms from Thiruvallur, 38 Kms from Chennai and 36 Kms from Chennai Airport. Buses serving Pakkam from Chennai are 65C (Ambattur Ind. Estate to Pakkam), 563 (Ambattur Estate - Periyapalayam via Pakkam), 580 (Avadi – Arani), 580p (Poonamallee to Periyapalayam via Thiruninravur), 65D (Avadi to Melkondaiyur via Nathamedu Road Jn, Pakkam Village, Sirukalathur) & M65H (Avadi via pakkam to Redhills via Thamaraipakkam).