Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Echur Kashi Vishalakshi Sametha Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Chengalpattu


Echur Kashi Vishalakshi Sametha Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Chengalpattu

Echur village,

Chengalpattu district,

Tamil Nadu – 603109.


Kasi Vishwanath


Kasi Vishalakshi 


Echur Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in the Echur village, Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu. Here the Presiding deity is called as Kasi Vishwanath, and Mother is called as Kasi Vishalakshi. The Temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old.  Echur village is located on the road to Mamallapuram at a distance of 7 kilometres from Thirukkalukkunram in Chengalpattu district.

Puranic Significance 

A temple was built and worshiped at this place several hundred years ago during the Cholas rule. Over time, the temple was destroyed and the Lord hid himself in the soil, and the people also forgot about the Lord. A few years ago, the Lord who wanted to manifest Himself appeared to a boy dream from this village.

The next day the boy did not bother to tell his parents about the dream he had. But after a few days, the boy had the same dream again. This time he told his parents they told the public about the dream. Those who heard that probably thought that there was going to be treasure and started digging at that particular spot. Expecting a treasure of gold, they saw Lord Shiva’s Linga Thirumeni there, so they took it outside and set up a small shed and started worshipping. They gradually developed and conducted Kumbabhishekam. Coincidentally, Eason was given his name of Kashi Vishwanathar, followed by Kashi Vishalakshi


    Those who worship him get the blessing of marriage, get children, and get rid of debts and problems.

Special Features

The temple consists of sanctum sanctorum, artha mandapam and front hall. Altar and Lord Nandi are located outside the temple. Ganesha and Muruga are seen on both sides. There is another Nandi in the Arthamandapam. In the front hall of the sanctum sanctorum there are dwara balakas. In the sanctum sanctorum, the Linga is standing on a high plinth bearing the title of Kashi Vishwanathar and rising towards the east. Goshtas include Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Chandikeshuvarar has risen at the usual place. There is Bhairava in Prakaram.


All Shiva related festivals especially Masi Magam is celebrated here with much fanfare.


1000 Years Old

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