Moolam – Sri Singeeswarar temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Singeeswarar temple

Period of origin

Before 1000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Singeeswarar

Ambal: Pushpagujambal

Star: Moolam


Though you are a capable man, you may not gain economic success consistent with your potential. Either though your parentage or through your upbringing, you will able to calm a distinct advantage over others. You have a sincere manner and a good sense of humor. You assume that everything go well and therefore refuse to control your expenses. You come to contact with and gain the confidence of important individuals. However, you are innately humble. You are lucky in dealings with people and objects from other countries. You only flaw may be your fondness for alcohol. You have a great store of general knowledge. Your marriage will be a happy one but you should take care of your health. Problems due to your spouse or your children cannot be avoided, but remember to be diplomatic in all family dealings. Lack of diplomacy may cause a variety of problems.


You will be rich and your husband will achieve his position because of you. You will be respected for your leadership qualities. You will have nice vehicles. You will have fame and much pleasure. However you do have a tendency toward hypochondria. You will be a confident woman capable of exercising independent action. You are careful about what you tell others. Because of this, some may feel that you are not sensitive enough. Empathize and be communicative when required, because people need to see visible demonstrations of deep-seated emotions


Though we know only Nandi Devar to be in Rishabham form (form of Bull), there are many more devas in this form, and Singi devar is one of them. Once the Lord of universe, Shiva performed “Aanandha Thaandavam”. At that time, Singi was playing “Mirudhangam”. He was so involved in the “Thaala – Layam”, that he did not see Lord dancing. Feeling sad about this, he came to Lord Shiva, and asked permission to do a pooja to Him. And as Shiva accepted his request, Singi performed pooja in this sthalam, and the Lord got the name, Sri Singeeswarar. Goddess Parvathi has the name of Sri Pushpa-Gujambaal here. Just like performing Abhishegams for the Lord, it is said, performing floral decoration is a specialty in this temple on “Aadi” and “Thai” month Fridays. Reciting Lalitha Sahasranama is considered very special here.

In the Gopuram of Sri Singeeswarar, “Adalvallan” and “Urthuva thaandavam” sculptures were present, and were very captivating. Similarly, Godess with Lord Muruga in her laps, was extremely good. In some temples, she is named, “Pillai – Idukki Amman”

There is an idol of Sri Anjaneya playing the Veena.  Those aspiring skill in music pray to him in particular.  He belongs to Moola star.  It is noteworthy that the birth star of Kalaivani-Saraswathi, the Goddess of Wisdom is also Moola.  It is said that Mother Saraswathi wrote the Singanatha seed letters (Beejakshara – Beeja means seed, Akshara-letters) on the tongue of Sri Anjaneya with the stem of a lotus flower. This gave the Indian Herculeus clarity in his speech and an ability to protect people in distress using tactics needed for the time.  He was celebrated as Sollin Selvan in Tamil and Nava Vyakarna Pandit in Sanskrit.  Moola people are advised to pray in this temple for gaining excellence in education and speech.

There is a shrine for Sri Veerabaleeswara in the northeastern corner of the temple the antiquity of which dates back to 5000 years. If one prays to the presiding deity and Nandhi (the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) simultaneously at Pradosham hours (4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. each day) standing on the Nava Vyakarna stone, they will be cured of all bone and joint related diseases, it is believed.   People would realize their wishes if they pray to Mother Durga for 42 weeks continuously by lighting lamp in the shrine.

The temple was built by Aditya Karikalan II in the year 976.  He is the father of Rajaraja Cholan who built the Thanjavur Big Temple.  Later during the reign of Krishnadevaraya, his viceroy Dalavai Ariyanadha Mudaliar used his influence and built the Rajagopuram-Main Tower, compound wall and 16 pillar Mandap in the year 1501.

Pradosham, the 13th day either from new moon or full moon and Mahashivrathri in February-March are important festival days of the temple.


Mappedu is 45 km from Koyambedu in Chennai on the Thakkolam road and 22 km from Poonamalle on the Perambakkam road.

Temple Timings:

6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m

Temple Telephone Number:

044 -2760 8065, 94447 70579, 94432 25093

Temple Address:

Sri Singeeswar Temple,

Mappedu Post – 631 403,


Tiruvallur district


3 Replies to “ Moolam – Sri Singeeswarar temple”

  1. Thank you very much Mr. Saravana babu for your good service. It will be very useful to know more informations about the temples and the swamis. Thanks a lot. Greetings.

  2. Loved your temple visits writings. I am equally mesmerized visiting temples and learning about them. I live in the USA – Pennsylvania and visits India for temple purpose only. It’s really good to learn more of the temples and its significance. Thank you!

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