- May 21, 2021
🛕 Thanthondreeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Perumber Kandikai Village in Kanchipuram District. This Temple is located at a distance of 1 km from Perumber Kandigai Murugan temple. This ancient Shiva temple has a very rare conch with which abhishekams are done. Both the Murugan and the Thanthondreeswarar temple are taken care by the same family.
🛕 The name of the village itself is very unique, Perum + Peru + Kandigai, meaning that one should be very fortunate in order to take birth in this village. This village is situated approximately 5 Kms from Achirappakkam (a small town in Chennai – Tiruchy national Highway).
🛕 It is said that during ancient times, there were nearly 33 temples in this village. As days passed on, most of them got damaged due to various reasons and only a few among them were left.
🛕 Samundeswari Devi destroyed the two asuras, in the name Sandan and Mundan in this place. It is believed that King Vikramaditya, an ardent devotee of this Devi, had prayed to her in this place.
🛕 It is said that in this sacred place, Ambigai is regularly performing Abishegam to Lord Siva by using Ko Madi Sangu.
🛕 It is believed that below the sthala Viruksham, Sage Agasthya maharishi, in the form of a lingam, is doing penance. The four sages, known as Sanakaadhi Munivars, are also participating in that penance, in the form of Nandhis.
🛕 Presiding Deity is called as Thanthondreeswarar and Mother is called as Thaduthaatkonda Nayagi. Sthala Vriksham is Thiruvaathi. Temple Pond is located nearby. Main deity is Suyambu lingam, made of sand. Kanaga Durga Devi can be seen with eight hands seated over a deer (Maan vahanam).
🛕 Ranabhadra Kali Devi is also found in this temple. A very rare variety of conch, Ko Madi Sangu, is also found in this temple, evidence of which can be found in the palm leaves available in Thiru Aduthurai Adheenam.
🛕 This is a very ancient temple. There are many inscriptions found in this temple. Many beautiful sculptures can be seen in the outer walls. Many rare deities are also found in this temple.
🛕 Perumber kandikai is located in the Chennai – Trichy National Highway, after Achirappakkam, at an about 5 kms you have to turn left and go for about 2 kms. Thozhuppedu Rail Way Station and Achirappakkam Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Perumber Kandigai. However Chennai Central Rail Way Station is major railway station located at distance of 105 Kms from Perumber Kandigai. Chennai Airport is located at a distance of 84 Kms from Perumber Kandigai.
Perumber Kandikai, Kanchipuram
Mobile: 99529 65215
Mobile: 99529 65215 / 97873 67657.