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This is one of Thondai Nadu’s 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams, and 17th Shiva Sthalam. This temple faces east and has no main tower (Rajagopuram) but arches on the south and east sides. This temple has two corridors. The consecration ceremony was conducted after renovation on September 14, 2016. This temple is built like a madakkoil with steps. Madakkoils are temples constructed at an elevation and have a few steps to climb to see the Lord. Lord Shiva gave a walking stick (Oontrukol) to Sundaramurthy Nayanar, hence the Lord here is called “Oontreeswarar.”
- Moolavar : Oondreeswarar
- Urchavar : Somaskandar
- Amman / Thayar : Minnoli Amman
- Thala Virutcham : Ilandhai
- Theertham : Kuchasthalai River, Kayilaya theertham
- Old year : 1000-2000 years old
- Historical Name : Pazhampathi, Tiruvenpakkam
- Location: Poondi,Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.
Earlier this Shiva temple was in a village called Thiruvulampudur, on the banks of the Kusashthalai river. The Government of Tamil Nadu acquired and took over several villages during the year 1942, including Thiruvulampudur for the construction of the Poondi water dam.
Apart from the main shrines of Sri Oontreeswarar and Sri Minnoliammai, there are idols and sanctuaries for Lords Valampuri Vinayakar, Murugan with his consorts, Mahalakshmi, Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai, Chandikeswarar, Navagrahams, Kala Bairavar, Suryan, Chandran, Nalvars with Sekkizhar and 63 Nayanmars idols in the hall and corridors.
Devotees facing difficulties in marriage proposals may worship Lord Oontreeswarar and seek his blessings. Also, people with problems related to eyesight may worship Goddess Minnoli Ammai for remedy.