Dhenupureeswarar Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
  • Address: Madambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

This temple is also referred to as the Dhenupurisvara or the Thiripureeswarar, being dedicated to the lord Shiva; locally called as Dhenupureeswarar. This reference of Lord Shiva, in the region is derived from a belief that a cow here was given moksha to. The Shiva Lingham here is said to be Swayambhu or Self Manifested. Another striking feature of this temple is the old, brilliantly picturesque architecture. Built when the Cholas were reigning, this temple dates back to mostly the 10th century as per some religious statistics.

  • Visit on a Sunday evening by 4:30pm to experience the popular Sarabeswarar Rahu kala puja.

  • Madambakkam Koil Bus Stop Bus Station
  • Tea Shop Bus Station

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  • Dhenupureeswarar Temple Address: Madambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126, India
  • Dhenupureeswarar Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 08:30 pm
  • Dhenupureeswarar Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Dhenupureeswarar Temple(preferred time): 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dhenupureeswarar Temple: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 0.29% of people who visit Chennai include Dhenupureeswarar Temple in their plan

  • 86.67% of people start their Dhenupureeswarar Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Dhenupureeswarar Temple

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dhenupureeswarar Temple

People normally also visit Kundrathur Murugan Temple while planning their trip to Dhenupureeswarar Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very ancient Siva temple with rich cultural heritage. Ambal over here is ready to fulfill the devotees request. Please pay visit and get God's blessings.

  • This temple is very old dating back to 8th century. We get a sense of peace and relief when visiting in the not so busy hours of the day. Definitely a place to visit if you are looking for spiritual answers.

  • ಹಸುವಿನ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಋಷಿಯು ನೆಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುದುಗಿದ್ದ ಶಿವ ಲಿಂಗನಿಗೆ ಹಾಲನ್ನು ಸುರಿದು ಅಭಿಷೇಕ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿದ ಹಸುವಿನ ಒಡೆಯ ಹಸುವು ಹಾಲನ್ನು ನೆಲಕ್ಕೆ ಸುರಿಯುತ್ತಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಹಾಲು ಪೋಲುಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವುದಾಗಿ ಕ್ರೋಧಿತಗೊಂಡು ಹಸುವಿಗೆ ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ ವಿಧಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಆದರೂ ಹಸು ಶಿವಭಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಮರೆಯುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಇದರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನನಾದ ಶಿವ ಪ್ರತ್ಯಕ್ಷನಾಗಿ ಋಷಿಗೆ ಮುಕ್ತಿ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾನೆ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತದೆ ಪುರಾಣ.

  • One of the best temples I've visited in Chennai. Big and huge temple complex with a huge pond next to it. It's under ASI control. The temple is a ancient one and historic and carries legends about the place. Located in Madambakkam and not many people would know about it. You'll experience a positive energy and calmness once you step in to this temple. There is ample space for car parking.

  • This temple is situated at Mambakkam. Quite inside from normal busy life. Car parking is charged at Rs 10. Temple timings are 7AM till 12 PM and evening 4 to 8. Very peaceful and beautiful temple. Lord shiva is Suyambu here. One of the oldest temple in Chennai. Not really big and somewhat bigger prahar.

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