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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Kaangeyanallur
Abodes of Skanda >>Kaangeyanallur
Travel Base: Tiruvannamalai, Chennai

Significance: The Subramanyar temple at Kangeyanallur is over a half a millennium old and it has been renovated and
rejuvenated in the 20th century. It is held in great reverence locally. Kangeyanallur is located at a distance of 5 km from Vellore. Other major temples in the vicinity are Vallimalai, Tiruvallam, the Margabandhuswamy temple at Virinjipuram and the Fort temple at Vellore.

The presiding deity Subramanyar in a standing posture is flanked by his consorts Valli and Deivayanai. There are also shrines to Vinayakar, Shiva, Arunagirinathar, Dhandapani and Arumukhaswamy here. The temple has two prakarams, two entrances.

The Kartikai asterism is considered to be of importance each month here. Skanda Sashti, Aadi Krittikai and Thai Krittikai are some of the other festivals celebrated here. The annual festival Bhramotsavam is celebrated in the month of Maasi.

Also located in Kangeyanallur is the historic Kangeeswarar temple dating back to the period of the Cholas, as testified by inscriptions here. Much of the present structure is the result of renovations in the 20th century. The annual Bhramotsavam here is celebrated in the month of Pankuni, one month after that at the Subramanyar temple; other festivals celebrated here include Arudra Darisanam, Aani Tirumanjanam and Maha Shivaratri.is data about the temple