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Sri Deivanayaka Easwarar temple
Moolavar: Deivanayaka Easwarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Kanakakujambikai
  Thala Virutcham: Mara Mallikai – Jasmine
  Theertham: Mallika Pushkarini
  Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Ilambayankattoor
  City: Ilambayankattoor
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  The temple is praised in the hymns of saint Tirugnanasambandar with a poetic beauty describing the environment of the place filled with plays of elephants and peacocks in pairs, where Lord acknowledges his song as His own.  It is in this place of all beauty, named Ilambayankattoor, Lord Shiva has chosen His Abode.    This is 13th shrine in Thondaimandalam region praised Thevaram hymns.  
  Guru (Jupiter) transit days, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Arudra Darshan in December-January and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Lord Shiva appears so soft here as the petals of Kondrai flower. Cow Puja (Gopuja) is performed daily in the temple. From April 2 to 7 and from 5 to 11 in September, Sun God worships the Lord with his rays.  
Opening Time:
  Temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. Visitors are advised to get in touch with the priest in advance to ensure darshan.  
  Sri Deivanayaka Easwarar Temple, Tiru Ilambayankattoor, Kancheepuram district.  
  +91- 44 - 2769 2412, 94448 65714, 96000 43000 
 General Information:

The temple is noted for its three important attributes–Murthy, Sthala and Theertha- Glory of Lord, Sacredness of the land and the spring.  Mother graces facing south on the Sri Chakra Peeta.  Rice is offered as nivedhana.


All ill effects on the devotee would vanish if he/she prays to Deivanayaka Easwarar.

Thanks giving:
  Those affected by adverse aspects of Jupiter planet, worship Yoga Dakshinamurthy with abishek and archanas. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Lord Shiva here is named Deiva Nayaka Easwarar after the event of his assuming the Commandership of the Deva forces against the demons.  He is also praised as Arambeswarar as He graced the Aramba women belonging to the celestial world.  The place was named after this event as Arambayankattoor that changed as Ilumbiyankattor in the days that followed.  Moon-Chandra worshipped Lord Shiva aftr a dip in the Mallika Pushkarini theertha and got relieved from the curse of Daksha.  It is firmly believed that the soul would be totally relieved from the cycle of births and deaths, if one bathes in the Mallika Pushkarini Theertha.

  Temple History:

On His march to destroy the demons to protect the Devas, Lord Shiva passed through this place, once a forest of dense Jasmine trees.  Lord Vinayaka broke the axis of Lord’s chariot as He passed without worshipping Him.  Lord Vishnu held the car from falling down.  The kondrai garland on Shiva’s neck fell down and became a swayambulinga.


Saint Tirugnanasambandar was returning through this way after visiting Shiva temples.  Lord Shiva in the guise of an old man asked the saint to sing the praise of  Lord who was in that place, but the saint could not see and returned.  Lord again intercepted the saint in the form a cow, showed the place and insisted His demand.  Saint was too happy and sang in praise of the Lord.


Arambas-virgins of the celestial world, prayed to Lord to help them keep their alluring beauty perennially.  Lord appeared before them as Yoga Dakshinamurthy and granted their boon.  Prayer to Lord Yoga Dakshinamurthy will grace the devotee an enticing personality, it is believed.  Lord Shiva, worshipped by the virgins is gracing us near the entrance of the temple facing west ensuring all the 16 benefits as education, prosperity, courage, success etc. – 16 Peru in Tamil.

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