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Sri Masilamani Easwarar temple
Moolavar: Masilamani Easwarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Kodi Idai Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Jasmine
  Theertham: Agni Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Sivagamam
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Vada Tirumullaivayil
  City: Vada Tirumullaivayil
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
  The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Sundarar.   Addressing the Lord “Pasupada Paranchudar” having His home in Tirumullaivayil, surrounded by fragrant gardens, Sundarar, in his hymn, says that Lord Shiva’s Lotus Feet are his wealth and wisdom and he does not care for men of material thinking.  He seeks Lord’s grace for relief from certain problems he was facing then.   This is the 22nd temple in Thondai Nadu region (places covering Chennai, and adjoining areas as Kancheepuram, Chinglepet etc.) praised in Thevaram hymns.  
  Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Masi Float Festival in February-March and Aani Vasantha Utsav in June-July are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  There is a scar on the head of the Swayambulinga in the temple. As if to heal the wound, sandal paste is applied on the Linga throughout the year except two days in the month of Chithirai (April-May) covering the Sadayam star day. Lord appears in His true form these days. Worshipping Lord Shiva in this form during these days would relieve the devotee of all sins, it is firmly believed. As no abishek is performed to the Linga, A Padarasa Linga (Mercury Linga) is placed in a separate shrine for Pujas. The Vimana (tower above the sanctum sanctorum) is of Gajabrushta – back side of an elephant – design.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Masilamani Easwarar Temple, North Tirumullaivayil, Chennai.  
  +91-44- 2637 6151 
 General Information:

Sri Vinayaka of the temple is revered as Valampuri Vinayaka.


The garlands offered to Nandideva during the pujas are worn by the devotees facing wedding problems and those concerned about the health of their children.  But this practice is not followed on the puja days on new moon, full moon, Kruthika star and pradosham days.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer Sandal paste Alankara to the Lord on realizing their wishes. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

The Nandhi, bull vehicle of Lord Shiva accompanied a king in his war against demons.  Hence, the Nandhi is not facing the Lord, but looking at the opposite direction.  As Lord is all dominant in the temple, there is no shrine for Navagrahas the nine planets.  As Ambica has a waist as thin as the stem of a plant, She is named Kodi Idai Nayaki.  Worshipping the Mother on Poornima-full moon days and Fridays would relieve the devotee of all sins.  It is also believed that very listening of the history of this place would bring salvation to the souls.


There are shrines for Cholapureeswarar, Kuchalapureeswar worshipped by Lava and Kucha, sons of Lord Sri Rama) and Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai in the corridor-prakara.

  Temple History:

The region was once infested by forests inhabited by two demons Vanan and Onan harassing righteous sages.  A king, Thondaman, who waged a war against them, had to return defeated.  While returning, the legs of his elephant were caught in the creepers of the jasmine.  The king cut the creepers sitting on the elephant and found the creepers bleeding.  He got down in fear and found a Shivalinga under the soil.


Having done wrong to Lord Shiva, the king attempted to end himself.  In His hurry to protect the king, Lord Shiva appeared before him without even inviting Ambica with him and said that despite the injury, He would be all graceful to all.  Ambica joined the Lord Later and now has Her shrine right of the Lord.


Lord Shiva sent Nandhi along with the king’s army to defeat the demons.  He brought two pillars made of Vellrukku tree, placed them in the temple he built then.  These two pillars are in the temple even today.

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