Abodes of lord Shiva

42. Arulmigu Komalavalli sameda Komaleeswarar Temple - Komaleswaranpet (Pudupet)

Moolavar   Komaleeswarar
Thayar   Komalavalli, Komalambigai
Theertham   River Coovam
Pose & Direction  
Sthala Vruksham   Vilwa Tree
Travel Base   Chennai
Nearest Railway Station   Chinthathripet(MRTS)



This temple is located 3 kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station on Adhithyanar Salai. Few yards away from the busy to komaleswaranpet located at the banks of River Couvam.



As per the legend a cow was shedding milk on an anthill on the banks of Vriddha Ksheera River also now called as Koovam River. On seeing this the boys herding cows chased the cow. In the process of running the cow’s utter hits the anthill and broke a portion of it. Hence Shiva Lingam inside the Anthill was called as Komadiswara ( Ko – cow, Madi – utter ), which turned in to Komaleeswarar.



The temple was constructed by The King Chandragiri about 400 years before and latter Rajagopuram was added. One of the specialty of this temple is paavai Vilakku ( Lady holding the lamp made of brass ). The pillars has the relief of cow shedding milk on Shiva Linga, The king worshiping Komaleeswara, etc,. The ceiling has the reliefs of crocodiles and Solar and Lunar eclipse by showing the snakes swallowing the sun and moon.

Arulmigu Komalavalli sameda Komaleeswarar Temple
Komaleswaranpet, (Pudupet), Chennai - 600002
Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 11.00 am, 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm