The Vadapalani Andavar temple
at Vadapalani in Chennai is one of the well visited temples and a major
landmark in the Chennai meteropolis.
It enshrines Vadapalani Andavar in a manner similar to the Palani temple. Other shrines here include those to
Meenakshi, Sundareswarar. This temple is of fairly recent origin.
The entrance to this temple is crowned with a rajagopuram adorned with several stucco
images depicting legends from the Skanda puranam. In front of the temple is the temple
Festivals: Skanda Sashti is celebrated here in the month of Aippasi.
Other festivals celebrated here include Panguni Utthiram. The Kartikai asterism in each
month attracts large crowds.