The Komaleeswarar Temple is situated at the Adithanar Salai in the Pudupet locality of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The temple lies about a couple of kilometres from the Chintadripet MRTS railway station. The area around the Komaleeswarar temple is known as Komaleeswaranpet but is more popularly referred to as Pudupet.
About The Temple
The temple is considered more than 350 year old and is situated off the Harris Road. The presiding deity is Lord Komaleeswarar and Komalambigai Ambal. The temple has a exquisite Rajagopuram (temple tower) and houses separate shrines for Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Sri Dakshinamoorthy and goddess Durgai Devi. The nine planetary gods (Navagraha) also graces from this temple. An inscription dated 1816 AD is found on the walls of this temple which mentions about the noble Kaingaryam (service) of a lady named Kuppammal, who is the wife of Baba Sah a silk merchant from Triplicane. Vallal Pachaiyappa Mudaliar who resided at this locality, had a routine of bathing in the Cooum River daily before visiting this temple to worship the Lord.
About The Deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Siva who graces here as Lord Komaleeswarar while the Divine Mother Shakti appears as God Komalambigai.
How To Reach
The Chennai airport is the nearest Airport plying flights to many major cities of the country.
Regular trains are availavle from other major cities of the country to Chennai., Tamil Nadu.
Chennai is well connected to other major cities of the country through regular bus services.
Kovil Street, Pudupet,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Pincode – 600002.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM