Thursday, 6 July 2017


 25th June 2017.
Before attending a function at Maduravoyal, had been to this Shiva Temple which is on the banks of river Cooum. Found difficult to reach the temple due to encroachment from all the sides. Temple is under the control of HRCE Department, but no support from them.

Iraivan : Sri Margasahayeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Maragathavalli

Some of the salient features of this temple are...
The temple is facing east with only an entrance arch.he temple is under palalayam and Moola lingam is kept in s shed. The temple is under renovation moving at a snail space for the past 8 years. Base was raised to about 3 feet and the old structure was dismantled completely and reconstructed. Before dismantling identification numbers were written. Vimanam for both Moolavar and Ambal are in the process of reconstruction. 

In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Vnnimara Vinayagar, Arasamara Vinayagar and Nagars, Navagrahas and Karunakara Perumal saandhi

It was told that most of the statues were moved to Koyambedu Kurungaleeswarar temple for safe custody.

As per the legend Lord Shiva of this temple was worshiped by Rama and his fingerprints can be seen on the top of the moolavar. The temple belongs to 13th century  Telugu Chozha period. The sanctum pillars has the relief of Bageeratha and Harichandra etc,. The Kaunakara perumal originally was in a nearby place and was moved inside the Shiva temple, since the land was completely encroached.
( Some of the details Ref: The book on 'The Gods of Holy River koovam' by Priya Baskaran )

Temple will be kept opened between 07.00 Hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 19.00 Hrs

Mr Jagan caret taker may be contacted for further details on his mobile 9940634777

On bus route Poonamallee to Koyambedu, getdown at Maduravoyal bus stop.
From Maduravoyal bus stop the temple is about 500 meters.


Entrance arch

Sri Karunakara Perumal with Sridevi and Boodevi

Telegu Chozha’s inscriptions
Telegu Chozha’s inscriptions

Natures twist Looks like Pillayar 


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