Virupaksheewarar Temple is located at Mylapore in Chennai city of Tamilnadu State. Virupaksheewarar is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
This is one of the seven Sapthasthana (Saptha meaning seven) temples for Shiva in Mylapore worshiped by the Saptha rishis – Adri (Theerthapaleeswarar Temple), Brigu (Malleeswarar Temple), Kutsa (Virupaksheeswarar Temple), Vashishta (Karaneeswarar Temple), Gautama (Valeeswarar Temple), Kasyapa (Kapaleeswarar Temple) and Angirasa (Velleeswarar Temple).
This temple has 5 tiered Rajagopuram. This temple was built in 17th Century.
This temple has a beautiful tank which serves as a rain water harvesting place for the neighbourhood. The belief is that a dip on this will cure the diseases.
This temple has 3 tier Rajagopuram
Best Time to visit – September to February
Temple Timings :
Monday to Friday
5.00 am to 12.00 pm
4.00 pm to 9.00 pm
How to reach the Temple
1 km from Mylapore Bus Stop
7 kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station
15 kms from Chennai Airport
Near by Temples :
Mylapore Sri Karaneeswarar Temple – 600 mts
Tiruvallikeni Sri Tiruvetteeswarar Temple – 4 kms
Egmore Sri Arthanareeswarar Temple – 7 kms
West Mambalam Sri Kasi Viswanathar Temple – 6 kms
Purasawalkam Gangadeeswarar Temple – 8 kms