Saivite Temples, Thiruvallur District
Thirumoolanadaswamy facing east
Sornambigai, facing south
Sakthi Ganapathi, Muruga with consorts, Gajalakshmi, Veerabhadra, Ashtothra Lingam, Saraswathy, 63 Nayanmars, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava, Surya, Chandran, Anjaneya, Mahaprathyankara Devi, Sarabeswara. Sanctum Niches of main deity – Nrithya Ganapathi, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara. Sanctum niches of Goddess – Vaaraki, Brahmani, Maheswari, Narayani
Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal is said to have been built by Kings from the Pallava and Chera kingdoms somewhere around the 14th Century CE. There are several stone inscriptions around the sanctum sanctorum and in the floor. The sculptures and carvings confirm the antiquity of this ancient temple.
One of the 63 Nayanmars called Thirumoolar is believed to have worshiped the lord here at Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal and thus the name Thirumoolanadar. Sage Agastya is also believed to have visited Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal and the lord is believed to have blessed him with his wedding vision.
Thirumoolanadaswamy Puzhal is in the opposite road to the Puzhal Prison on the Chennai – Kolkata Highway.
Food and Stay
Puzhal has a few tea and snack shops.