Sri Adipureeswarar temple is based in the settlement area cited as Tiruvottriyur, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Adipureeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Brahmma theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is just 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this village is Adipuri.
The chief festivals of this shrine are Margazhi Tiruvadhirai (December-January), Iypasi Annabishekam (October-November), Mahasivarathri in Masi (February-March), Theerthavari in Masi full moon day, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Deepavalli, Pongal, Tiruvadhirai in Margazhi (December-January), New Year days and Masi month special days.
A large number of devotees pray to this Lord for the removal of obstacles marriage affairs, to education, etc. It is to be highly noted that a devotee who prays to this particular Lord gets immediately blessed with job opportunities and children. The shrine is usually open in the morning hours and evening hours only but during the festivals and auspicious days, is opened for long hours.
It is to be highly noted that Sage Pattinathar successfully attained Jeeva Samadhi at this place. The temple’s speciality is that in a sitting form, Lord Nataraja in the form of Thiagaraja performing dance is a very attractive feature feasting for the eyes of the pilgrims and devotees. It is also noteworthy that Sage Pattinathar attained Jeeva Samadhi in this place.
Address – Sri Adipureeswarar Temple, Tiruvottriyur, Chennai district-600 019.