Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple,Thiruverkadu


Sri Vedapureeswarar temple is situated in Thiruverkadu, about 14 kilometers from Chennai.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva . Veda means knowledge and the Lord is the embodiment of knowledge. It is believed that the four Vedas transformed themselves as trees and worshiped the Lord here and hence the place name derived from it as Thruverkadu. There is a belief that in this place no body will be affected by any kind of poison and hence is it poison free area.

Shrines in the temple: The entrance is facing east and there is no other shrines in the corridor around the main shrine. Shrine for Arunagirinathar can be seen on the right side of the main shrine and on the other side shrine for Saneeswarar . Sthalavirksham is need tree in front under which a Linga is installed. Other shrines are for sage Agasthyar and Sun God. Navagrahas are installed on an octagon size pedestal .The first four Saivite saints and the 63 Nayanmars can be seen on the side walls of the main shrine. There are shrines smaller in size for Dakshinamoorthy, Durga, Lingodbhavr and Brahma. Lord Vinayaka is seated in a corner of the corridor around the main shrine. Behind the main deity the Lord and the Goddess can be seen in the marriage pose.

How to Reach : Thiruverkadu is about 14 kilometers away from Chennai City. City buses are there from all areas to Thiruverkadu. You can reach this place in auto rikshaws and call taxis.

Timings: Temple will be open from morning 5.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m and from 4.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m.


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