Mathangishwarar Temple is situated near the Nathaniel Hospital in Kanchipuram
. This ancient temple was built during the reign of Nandhi Varma Pallava. The main deity of the temple is Mathangishwarar (Lord Shiva
). Belief is that, Sage Mathanga worshipped this idol and got a boon that empowered him to gain control over his five senses. There is a holy idol of Umamaheshwara (Lord Shiva with his consort Parvati
) behind the sanctum-sanctorum.
The nearest airport is the Chennai International Airport. The prominent railway station is the Arakkonam Railway Station, located to the northeast of Kanchipuram.