Sri Dharmalingeswarar temple is situated in the town known as Nanganallur, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Dharmalingeswarar (Dhanmeeswarar, Veera singar) (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa.
The holy water of this temple is well theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is approximately 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Nanganallur.
The important festivals of this shrine are Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Masi Magam Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Navarathri in September-October; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Skanda Sashti in October-November and Shivarathri in Feburary-March. Other important festivals are New Year day according to Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Deepavali and Pongal.
The temple is open for all Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
It is to be remembered that it is the most sought after temple in South India. Devotees from several parts of Tamil Nadu and its neighboring states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala visit this particular temple. Devotees pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional life and for fearlessness.
It is one of the sought after temple in the list of South Indian pilgrimage Lord Shiva temple list. The local resident devotees largely participate and indulge in all the activities and events of this temple with great devotion and dedication.
Address -Sri Dharmalingeswarar temple, Nanganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu