The temple is located in Neyveli, about 2 km from Poondy village on Thiruvallur-Uthukottai Road. The main deity is Lord Shiva who is known as Shree Agneeswarar. The North Eastern side of temple has an Agni teertha pond. It is believed that the Agni teertha pond was created from the third eye of Eswaran. A holy dip in this pond and worship of Eswaran eliminates the Sarpa dhosha.
Legend and Stories
In 2004, two Shiva devotees visited Oondreeswarar temple in Poondy village. Suddenly, a village boy appeared in front of them and asked them to visit a Shiva lingam at Neyveli village. The devotees proceeded towards the Neyveli village and found nothing. After persistent search, they saw a mound of thorny shrubs and wild weeds. On cleaning this place, they found a beautiful Shiva lingam which was partially buried under the clutches of the giant roots of Kallala tree.
According to the legend, even today the two most eminent siddha purushas, Shree Karur Devar and Shree Sadasiva Brahmendrar worship in this temple at midnight. The Kallala tree which is standing tall in the temple complex is the abode of Vana Durga or Kali, the Goddess of forests. It is believed that nine sages are doing penance under this tree. In the ancient days, the tribes and Adivasis that lived in the forest, worshiped Goddess Kali as their main deity in this form. The supernal presence of Goddess Kali can be felt even today. A serpent couple living in this tree make occasional appearance during the pradhosha kaala puja. Shree Agneeswarar temple holds a spiritual importance for the Sarpa dhosha remedy.
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated on the grand scale.
How to Reach Thiruvallur
The nearest airport is Chennai international airport, which is 33 km away from Thiruvallur city.
The Nearest railway station is Thiruvallur which is at the distance of 13 km.
The temple is located on Thiruvallur-Uthukottai Road. Thiruvallur does not have a bus stand. The nearest option is Sriperumbudur.
Shree Agneeswarar Temple,
Oddappai / Neyveli,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To eliminate the severest kind of Sarpa dhosha
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 6AM to 9PM.