• Murugan

Kandhaswamy Temple


Kandhaswamy Temple is situated at Nergunapattu in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. This temple is devoted to Lord Murugan. Chidambaram Swamigal is the founder of Thirupporur Kandaswamy temple, before going to Thirupporur, got permission from God Murugan of this temple and preceded his journey. There are no priests in the temple. It is an antique temple with rich heritage and spiritual ethics but not so remarkable from the view point of architecture and maintenance. Shiva, Amman, Murugar and Vinayagar sanctuaries are overcrowded within a small place.



The nearest airport is Chennai Airport.


The nearest railhead is at Maduranthakam Railway station.


The place is precisely half way between Chennai and Pondicherry. i.e., 76 kms from Chennai and 76 kms from Pondicherry. After Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam and the long Palar bridge at Voyalaur, there is a road to the right side that goes to Maduranthakam. Take that road for about 2-3 kms and one can reach Nergunapattu. The Kandaswamy temple is about 100 meters inside from the main road on the right side.

Temple Address

Kandhaswamy Temple,
Nergunapattu, Cheyyur Taluk,
kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu,


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection
  • Wisdom
  • Energy
  • Forgiveness for past deeds
  • Neutralize the malefic effects of Mars
  • Good Health

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.


The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.

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