Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Parasurameswarar Temple, Palur, Chengalpattu

Parasurameswarar Temple, Palur, Chengalpattu

Parasurameswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Palur Village in Chengalpattu Taluk in Chengalpattu District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Parasurameswarar and Mother is called as Parvatha Vardhini / Mangalambikai. The temple is situated on the northern bank of river Palar. 


As per legend, Sage Jamadagni had his ashram in this village. He lived with his wife and his children here. Parasurama, son of Sage Jamadagni, installed a Shiva Linga here in  memory of his parents. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Parasurameswarar and the village came to be called as Parasurameswaram.


The villagers knew about the existence of this ancient temple ruins situated on the banks of Parasuraman Kulam (Thamarai Kulam) at about 1 Km from Palur Pathangeeswarar Temple. Only the Linga top portion was visible. When the villagers tried to excavate, it was too long and found to be the Swayambhu Linga. The ancient remains indicate the temple might have been a bigger temple complex in ancient times. The Villagers came to know about the name of Lord Shiva as Parasurameswarar from Deva Prasannam.

The Temple

This temple is facing towards east.  Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum, in the Mukha Mandapam. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Ardha Mandapam and Mukha Mandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Parasurameswarar and is east. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam.

Lord is a Swayambhu Moorthy (self-manifested). Chandikeswarar shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Parvatha Vardhini / Mangalambikai. She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated in Mukha Mandapam to the left side of the sanctum. There is a large temple tank situated adjacent to the temple.


Parasurameswarar Temple,

Palur, Chengalpattu Taluk,

Chengalpattu District – 603 101

Mobile: +91 96267 91234 / 98651 28219 / 90954 59585

Mobile: +91 77087 05705 / 96001 98817


The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Palur Railway Station, 11 Kms from Singapperumal Koil, 13 Kms from Chengalpattu Junction Railway Station, 13 Kms from Walajabad, 14 Kms from Chengalpattu, 28 Kms from Kanchipuram, 40 Kms from Chennai Airport and 59 Kms from Chennai. Palur is situated on the Chengalpattu to Kanchipuram route. All the buses from Chengalpattu to Kanchipuram and Walajabad passes through Palur. Lot of buses both private and Government buses are available to reach Palur from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram and Arakkonam. Trains running from Chennai Beach Station to Thirumalpur passes through Palur.


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