Kandhaswamy Temple, Manavur, Thiruvallur
Kandhaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Manavur village near Thiruvalangadu in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. The vahanam of this temple is Elephant. It was said that the temple was constructed before Sura Samharam period. The peacock vahanam has come after Sura Samharam. There are no shrines for Valli and Devasena. Old Tamil inscriptions are found on the base of the temple. As per historians the temple was built during Pallava Period.
The Village Manavur was called as Manavur Kottam during Chozha period. The Temple is believed to be 1200 years old. The temples in Manavur has been built with perfect alignment as mentioned in the Aagama Sastras (Karshanathi, Prathishtandham, Prathishtandhi, Uthsavandham and Uthsavandhi). Karkadeswarar Temple is built in Easanya, Vijayaraghava Perumal temple in Nirudhi moola, Sakthi Ganapathi temple facing north and Kandasamy temple facing east have been consecrated.
The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Manavur Railway Station, 4 Kms from Pazhayanur, 5 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 9 Kms from Perambakkam, 15 Kms from Thiruvallur, 17 Kms from Thakkolam, 23 Kms from Arakkonam, 67 Kms from Chennai and 59 Kms from Chennai Airport. T2 Bus is available from Thiruvallur to Thiruvalangadu via Manavur (Daily two trips only). Manavur Railway Station is very near to the village on the Chennai to Arakkonam route and it is 4 stations away from Thiruvallur enroute Arakkonam-Central.