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Tue, 11/04/2017 - 11:23

Lord Shiva appears in the temple as ‘Shakti Dakshinamurthy’ in the separate shrine. He is holding the Nectar Pot and the palm leaves in His left hands embracing Mother.Sage Brugu is nearby worshipping the Lord.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Kannikaiper is 36 km from Chennai on Periapalayam route. The temple is 4 km from Kannikaiper. Autos or cabs can be hired from here to reach the temple. Kannikaiper can be reached from Tiruvallur also via Periapalayam.

The nearest railway station is at Tiruvallur

By Air

The nearest airport is at Chennai


Sri Shiva Nandeeswarar Temple Tirukallil

Temple Legend

The ground level of north went deeply down due to the weight of the crowd gathered to witness the wedding Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi. Lord Shiva asked sage Agasthya to go to the south to balance the earth level equally. Sage Agasthya implored the Lord that He should grant him the wedding darshan at any place he asks for. The sage was relaxing at Tirupalaivanam. Lord appeared in the dream of the sage and showed this place. Lord Shiva granted not only His wedding darshan but also the Somaskanda darshan along with Lord Muruga. Agasthya prayed to Lord that this darshan should ever be available to all devotees. Granting the boon to Sage Agasthya, Lord Shiva rose from here as Swayambu Linga and assumed the name Shiva Nandi Eeswara.

Timings and Events

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Tirukarthikai in November-December, Mahashivrathri in February-March, Skanda Sashti in October-November and Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals of the temple.

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