Pallikondeswarar Temple in Chennai

Pallikondeswarar Temple Overview

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Located in the Surutapalli village on the Tirupati (Balaji) route, the temple is 60 kilometres away from Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pallikondeswarar temple is the only temple where Shiva’s head is placed on Parvati’s lap. If you happen to visit this temple during Maha Shivratri and Sani Pardosham, witness a grand affair as well as a huge number of devotees crowding at the temple. Make sure you reach the temple in the early hours to visit the shrine and be part of the elaborate ceremonies that takes place during that time.

The main shrines of Lord Shiva and Parvati are surrounded by Sun, Moon, Vishnu, Brahma, Laxmi, Subramaniyam and Ganapati. Apart from this, deities of Markandeya, Agasthya, Valmiki and Naradar can also be found at the temple. What's more, the temple is home to the sacred stones which carry the foot impressions of Luv and Kush from the Ramayana period.

  • Opening Closing Time 6 am to 12:30 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm

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Surutapalli, Chennai