October 9, 2009

Get rid of fear due to snakes - Kalatheeswarar Temple, Kattangulathur, Chennai

Kattangulathur is a small village on GST Road (the highway connecting Chennai and Trichy) located near Neyveli (outskirts of Chennai). The village has a small but ancient unknown temple named Kalatheeswarar temple. This temple is considered equivalent to that of Kalahasti temple and the belief is that it can cure problems caused due to serpents (sarpa dosham).

The best way to reach this place is either by taxi or on your own vehicle. The other option is local train. The village is at a distance of around 48 kms from Chennai. Once you enter into the Kattangulathur village from GST Road, you can reach the temple within 300 meters in a lane.

Kalatheeswar (in the form of Shiva Linga) is the main deity of the temple. The Goddess is Gnanambikai. There are idols of other deities such as Ganesha, Subramanya with Valli and Devasena, Bhairav and Chandikeshwara. The highlight of the temple is it doesn’t have Navagrahas (nine planets). Instead, it has two idols of Rahu and Ketu alone (for those who do not know, Rahu and Ketu are two planets among Navagraha). It should be noted that these two Grahas are associated with serpents.

Ganesh, Dakshinamurti, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are found as the Koshta idols.

You should be lucky to find this temple open. The temple remains closed almost for the entire day as hardly anyone visits this temple.

Happy travelling.

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  1. excellent information.
    but the temple will be remain opened on all days at 6.30am to 10.30am &5.30pm to 7.00pm daily.
    all the important days like Pournami, Sathurthi, Kiruthigai,Pradhosam are being celebrated here.
    during Maha Shivarathiri temple will be opened through t the night.
    Temple Gurukkal is Mr.Arun and his mobile number is 7708933985
    Special poojas are being conducted on every 2nd 4th sundays from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm.Trustee Mr.N.Ganeshan, Rtd.Agri officer can be contacted very easily.his mobile number is 9962189813-very nice person.
    Regular devotees for this very ancient temple is many cine celebrities.
    all these informations are gathered by me in person.