Famous Temples in India

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Chinnakavanam, Ponneri, Tamilnadu, India



The main diety of this temple is Nootreteeswarar, who is an incrarination of Lord Shiva facing East direction. The sanctum houses the presiding deity in the form of a large Shiva Linga with square Avudai (base). Along with the shrine of another Shiva Linga called as Chadurvedeeswarar. Agasthya installed lingam called Nootreteeswarar which is considered equivalent to the original 108 lingams.


Sivakami and Ashotravalli are other deity here. Ashtothra Valli, Sivakami's are consort of Lord Shiva. Ashtothra Valli is facing South direction. Near the shrine of Nootreteeswarar shrine, the shrine of another Shiva Linga called as Chadurvedeeswarar and the shrine of the Goddess Sivakami are located.

Interesting Facts

  • This temple has two Shiva Lingas, two Ammans (goddesses) and two Nandis.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to March.


Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 25°C during night)Average - May (36°C during the day and 20°C during night)Lowest - December to February (28°C during day and 19°C during night)Monsoon season – July to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Ponneri Bus Stand
1.8 KM 1800-419-4287
Ponneri Railway Station
2.6 KM 139
Chennai International Airport
49.5 KM 044-22560551


Sage Agasthya got merged 108 lingams into a Vinayaka, Agasthya then installed another lingam called Nootreteeswarar which is considered equivalent to the original 108 lingams. The word Nootretu means 108. So, this temple got Nootreteeswarar. The temple is facing in East direction and built in Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has a small South facing 3-tiered Raja gopuram and dhwaja stambham is placed infront of the temple. Shrines of utsava idols and Nataraja are also situated near the sanctum sanctorum. Ganesha, Dakshina Murti, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are found as the niche images on the exterior wall of the main shrine. The Nandhi mandapam is found just in front of the dhwaja stambha facing the West. The mandapam consists of numerous pillars with beautiful carvings. There is a beautiful pond outside the temple called the Agasthya theertham.

Religious Significance

In olden days this place was called Chathurvethapuram and the main deity is called Chadurvedeeswarar with Goddess Sivagami Ammai. On his way to Kasi, sage Agasthya came here to worship Chadurvedeeswarar when he got the divine message that worshipping a Shivalingam under the Eranzhil tree here for 108 days will be equivalent to going to Kasi. So, he created a lingam every day with the sand of the nearby Brahma Aranya river and worshipped them for 108 days. But on the final day, all the 108 lingams merged themselves into a single Vinayaka idol for the simple reason that he did not start the worship with Vinayaka as per custom. Then Lord Shiva gave dharshan to Agasthya in the form of Vinayaka. The 108 lingams which got merged into a Vinayaka are present under the Eranjil tree in the name of Ankola Ganapathy. In spite of many hundreds of years of exposure to nature’s elements the sand made Vinayakar is still looking fine. Since all his 108 lingams got merged into a Vinayaka, Agasthya then installed another lingam called Nootreteeswarar which is considered equivalent to the original 108 lingams. In the sanctum sanctorum we can see both Nootreteeswarar and Chadurvedeeswarar in the form of lingams in separate shrines. Also, there are two Nandhis for the two lingams. As per another legend, the sage Agastya emptied the oceans to reveal the demons lead by Vritrasura. It enabled the devas to find and kill them. However, a lot of living beings in the ocean lost their lives without water. Due to this sin, the sage got severe stomach pain. He approached Lord Subramanya in the site called Thiruthani. He advised the sage to construct 108 temples for Lord Shiva to get rid of his pain. He created a river called Kuchasthalai river and built 108 temples on the banks of that river. It is said that Nootreteeswarar temple in Chinnakavanam is the 108th temple.


King Nandivarma Pallava (846-869 C.E.) was contributed this temple. Adigalar’s mother and Adigalar lived here between 1824 and 1826. The house of Ramalinga Adigalar’s mother is still being maintained by his followers. Vallalar has visited this temple. The Temple was built in 1200 years ago and in 2003, the SPIC company led the renovation work and conducted the Kumbabhishekam.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
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Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
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