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Thiruvenpakkam Poondi - Oondreeswarar Temple

Thiruvenpakkam is one of the places in Tamil Nadu Praised in Thevaram. 
Since God gave walking stick to sundarar, he was called Oondreeswarar. When Sundarar was approaching Venpakkam Ambal appeared like lightning and guided his way and disappeared. So she is called Minnoli Ammai.

Sundarar came here in blind condition and went round the temple and asked God where are you .God of Thiruvenpakkam (Lord Sivan) gave him the walking stick and told him I am here only: you can go now. On hearing these words Sundarar felt humiliated for being treated like third person and sang Thiru Pathiharm. 

Old temple was at Thiruvilamputhur .Thiruvilamputhur is also called Pathri Karanyam.Since this area was full of jujubee tree it is called by that name .There are many inscriptions in this temple which belongs to the 11th century B.C

Poondi - Sri Oondreeswarar Temple
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Oondreeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Minnoli Amman
Tiruvenpakkam (Poondi)
Paadal Petra Sivasthalam,
Thondai Naadu Sivasthalam,
Swaymabu Linga
1000-2000 years old
Travel Base
Chennai - Thiruvallur
Near By
Thiruvallur, Poondi Reservoir

Thiruvilamputhur is one of the places taken over by Government in 1942 when it was decided to construct a dam across Kusasthalai  river. When the dam was constructed and it became a reservoir .ThiruvilamPuthur was  called as Venpakkam. Now it is called Poondi Reservoir. When the reservoir was constructed this temple was removed from this place and was built in a new place and consecration was performed on 5.7.1968. This information is seen in an inscription kept in Amman Sannidhi. 

How To Reach :  This shivasthalam temple is located 12 Kms from Tiruvallur town at Poondi. Town bus services Nos. T-41 and T-52 ( via Neyveli Koot road) are available from Thiruvallur bus stand to go to Poondi. The temple is very near to the bus stop. Another way to reach the temple is to travel by bus going to Othukottai and get down at Neyveli Koot road and go by auto or walk about 2 kms.to Poondi to reach the temple.

Address :  Arulmighu Oondreeswarar Temple
Poondi Reservoir Post, Via Tiruvallur
Tiruvallur Taluk, PIN 602023
+91- 44 - 2763 9725, 2763 9895.

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