Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District
Mantheeswarar, facing east, swayambulingam (self occurring)
Maragathambal, facing south
Mantheeswarar Nambakkam is believed to belong to the ancient Chola Period. Historic information is not available as of now.
King Mandotha Chakravarthy is said to have found this Lingam and built this east facing temple at Mantheeswarar Nambakkam.
Drive further after Poondi, cross the dam and drive for about 4-5 kilometers to reach this temple. Advisable to ask for directions as you go along. The road is bad after one point. The temple priest is in Nambakkam village and you could ask for him and take him along with you. It is advisable to visit Mantheeswarar Nambakkam in the morning between 8 and 9 am. Evenings are not advisable because of the mud road.
Stay and Food
None locally. Nearest is Thiruvallur