How to each:
The temple is very easily reached from NH 45. After Kattankulathur as you enter Guduvancherry the area is called Nandivaram . There is a road to the left before the bus stand the road leads to the temple in a furlong. There is also a road adjoining the bus stand leading to thiruporur . The road to the temple is the first left not the Thiruporur road.
Legends and stories :
The temple was built by the early Cholas as there is no rajagopuram. The legend is that shiva did the thandavam here after recovering from the poison .He danced on Nandideva's head.
It is a padal petra sthalam being sung about by Shri .Appar, the shaivaite nayanmar.
As you enter the main entrance, you see a big outer praharam with trees and sthala vruksham the cannon ball tree (Nagalinga maram) and Nandi on the right. There is a stand alone Vishnu also probably displaced from the Koshta during an earlier renovation.
The Main sanidhi has a vinayaka on the right and murugan on the left..We see a south facing shrine for Soundarya nayaki ambal with a simham and balipeedam. The ambal is about 4 feet high and standing
|Maha Vishnu at the back|
The outer praharam
A serene temple ancient padal petra sthalam and so close to Chennai a wonderful peaceful temple.