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Sri-Thirumettraleeswarar-Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Thirukachhimettralli in Kanchipuram district. The temple is a part of 276 padal petra sthalam of Shiva temples.

The Lord Shiva here is worshipped by Sundarar and Thirunavukarasar.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

According to legends, the temple Lord Shiva was worshipped by Sri Vishnu, when he had the desire to achieve Linga swarupam. The temple also gets the name as Thiru Mettralleswarar because, the temple Lord Shiva is facing west.

Thirunavukarasar had also lived here in the temple premises (Matam) and taught students. There are inscriptions which describe the contributions of later Cholas.


Thirumetrali Street, Pillayarpalayam . Pincode : 631501 Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu


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Open Hours

Alldays – 7AM to 12.00 noon
– 5.00 PM to 8.30PM

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