Imuktheeswarar Temple, Periyapalayam, Thiruvallur
Imuktheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Moongilpattu in Periyapalayam in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Imuktheeswarar / Agastheeswarar and Mother is called as Annapoorani. This temple lies on the banks of Arani river and other side of the river bank famous Periyapalayam Bhavani Amman Temple located.
Since Pancha Bhoota Prithvi, Appu, Theyu, Vayu, Agayam are worshipped the lord here, so lord Siva is called as Imuktheeswarar.
Lord Shiva of this Temple was worshipped by Sage Agasthiar and hence he is called as Agastheeswarar.
Sage Valmiki worshipped Lord Shiva here:
It is believed that Sage Valmiki stayed here and worshipped the Lord Shiva.
This is a west facing temple with a 3 tier Rajagopuram on the west. Presiding Deity is called as Imuktheeswarar / Agastheeswarar and is facing west. Mother is called as Annapoorani. There are shrines of Navagrahas, Vinayaga, Ayyappa, Srinivasa Perumal, Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai, Saneeswara, Bairavar, Veerabhadra, Suryan and Chandran in the Temple premises.
The Temple is located close to Periyapalayam Bus Terminus. The Temple is located at about 750 meters from Periyapalayam Bhavani Amman Temple, 17 Kms from Kavaraippettai Railway Station, 20 Kms from Ponneri, 25 Kms from Redhills, 14 Kms from Thamaraipakkam, 32 Kms from Thiruvallur, 40 Kms from Chennai and 53 Kms from Chennai Airport. The Temple is situated in Chennai - Kolkata Highway. The temple is situated on the banks of the Arani river. Before turning to cross the bridge, the small entrance can be seen on the left of the road. Buses ply to Periyapalayam from Ambattur (563), T Nagar (592, 547), CMBT (514, 514x, 92), Thiruvallur (505A) etc. Also, it is well connected from Redhills and Ponneri.