Sri Agatheeswarar Temple




Kolapakkam Aananthavalli sametha Agastheeswarar Temple. Nearly 1300 year old siva temple. This is being considered as the Surya sthalam for the Navagraha worship. The unique feature is that the three main deities - The Sun God, Bairava Idol and the Shivalingam are to be seen through Salaram all at the same time. The landscape and garden around this temple is maintained excellently. A beautiful water pond is in front of the temple. 
Kolappaakkam has a beautiful Shiva temple where the main deity is Sri Agatheeswarar and Goddess Sri Aanandhavalli. Navagraha Sthalam for Sun.This temple is said to be over 1300 years old. According to legend, Sri Surya Bhagavan had worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple. Sri Surya Bhagavan has a separate shrine inside this temple facing the Lord towards west. This temple is one of the Navagraha temples of Chennai devoted to Sri Surya Bhagavan. The Sun God is given prominence in this temple, where all important deities of the temples are facing Surya Bhagavan shrine.
The color of Vasthram meant for Sri Surya Bhagavan is Red. The Dhaanyam  dedicated to Him is Wheat and the auspicious day to worship Sri Surya Bhagavan is Sunday. Worshipping Sri Surya Bhagavan on Sunday, by offering red cloth, red flowers and wheat gives success to one in all his deeds. Also, it is said that worshipping Sun God makes one gain the Thejas.
It is said that, apart from Surya Bhagavan, Sage Agasthiyar too had worshipped Lord Shiva here and hence the name Sri Agatheeswarar. Another Rishi called Vaakeesa Muni also had worshipped Sri Agatheeswarar here.
Behind the main sannithi in the south east side are seperate shrines for Ganapathy. Kasi viswanathar and Visalakshi thayar  as seen below. There is a seperate Rhunahara eashwarar who is supposed to absolve you of all rhunam,obligations for favours received from anybody in the past.The North west corner has a shrine for Muruga with Vali devayani. The Peacock is  sculpted out of green granite and is called Maragadha Mayil as seen Seem above in the North east corner is the seperate sannidhi for Bhairavar Suryanar sannidhi is seen on our right.
Entry into the main sanctum is by the south side as you enter you see the ambal sannidhi Shri Anandavalli amman  is a 3 foot standing vigraham.The main sannidhi is the Sivan sannidhi facing east with a serene garbha gruha .
Sri Kaala Bhairavar is very popular in this temple and is said to be more powerful. Special Poojas and Abishegams are performed to Sri Kaala Bhairavar every Sunday during Raahu Kaalam (4.30 pm to 6 pm) timings. It is said that people worshipping Sri Bhairavar here for 6 consecutive Sundays, get their wishes fulfilled.
The Sthala Viruksham for this temple is ‘Arasa Maram’ (Peepul tree) and Theertham is called ‘Amirtha Pushkarani’
Temple Timing: 7.00 am to 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 PM 
How to Reach,
Road Way: Private and Government buses are available in this route.
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central 
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport


Tamil Nadu
Arulmigu Agatheeswarar Temple, Sivan Koil Street, Kolapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600116
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Phone: 098418 22367
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Chennai Fort (MSF)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
Open Year
1300 year old
Visiting Hours
7.00 am to 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 PM

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