Friday, July 27, 2018

Pancha Lingeswarar Temple, Kondapuram, Kaveripakkam, Vellore

Pancha Lingeswarar Temple, Kondapuram, Kaveripakkam, Vellore
Pancha Lingeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kondapuram Village near Kaveripakkam Town in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is famous for five Lingams housed in separate shrines.

As per the legend, Kamakshi Ambal made Pancha lingams representing the Pancha Boodhas and the five faces of Lord Shiva, worshipped them here before starting her severe penance near Kamba river. 

The Temple
This is a small, ancient and beautiful temple with three tiered Rajagopuram. The Temple has five shrines each having one Shiva Linga. Apart from that, there are two shrines enshrining Kamakshi idol. There is also a shrine for Ganesha and another for Lord Murugan with Valli and Devasena. The walls of the temple have the niche images of two Dakshina Murti, Vishnu, and Brahma. Navagraha is also found in this temple.

The Temple has been renovated by Industrialist Birla family. Kanchi Maha Swamigal intended to stay here permanently at one point of time. There is an adjacent Kanchi Maha Swamigal Mandapam where he stayed for quite some time. This place is considered very sacred and ideal for meditation.

People can light 27 ghee lamps in the shrine that corresponds to their Rasi to get relieved from planetary problems.
Pancha Lingeswarar Temple,
Kondapuram, Kaveripakkam,
Vellore District – 604 001
Mobile: +91 95977 12495
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Kaveripakkam Bus Stand, 3 Kms from Thiruparkadal, 6 Kms from Sirukarumbur, 18 Kms from Walajah Railway Station, 17 Kms from Ranipet, 20 Kms from Marudhalam Railway Station, 30 Kms from Kanchipuram, 32 Kms from Sholinghur, 39 Kms from Arakkonam, 41 Kms from Vellore, 90 Kms from Chennai Airport and 99 Kms from Chennai. The temple is located right on the Chennai – Bangalore highway at about 1 Km after Murugan Idly shop near Kaveripakkam.