Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Anekadhangavadeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Anekadhangavadeswarar Temple, Kanchipuram
Anekadhangavadeswarar Temple (also called Anegathangavadham) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in the town of Kanchipuram, near Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram district in TamilnaduIndia. The temple has two daily rituals at various times from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and three yearly festivals on its calendar, of which the Thirukartikai during (November - December) and Mahasivarathri during February - March being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.



Anekadhangavadeswarar is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam, the 275 temples revered in the canon. This is the 4th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu.  Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.



Legends
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Temple Speciality
Though Lord Vinayaka held the hands of Mother Vallabha in this place in marriage, He is in a shrine alone. Those facing problems in marriage proposals pray to him offering Arugampul – grass – with nivedhanas hoping to have their wish realized early.



The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. only.
Worship & Religious Practises
The temple priests perform the puja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. The temple rituals are performed two times a day; Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m. and Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m.
Each ritual comprises four steps: Abhisheka (sacred bath), Alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Anekadhangavadeswarar and Manonmani Amman.
Festivals
There are weekly rituals like Somavaram (Monday) and sukravaram (Friday), fortnightly rituals like Pradosham and monthly festivals like Amavasai (new moon day), Kiruthigai, Pournami (full moon day) and sathurthi. The Thirukartikai during (November - December) and Mahasivarathri during February - March are the most prominent festivals celebrated in the temple.
Literary Mention
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Prayers
Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in marriage proposals and for promotion in jobs. Devotees perform abishek to Lord and offer vastras.
Contact
Sri Kachi Anekadhangavadeswarar Temple,
Anekadangavadham, Kancheepuram
Phone: +91- 44 - 2722 2084
Connectivity
This temple is before Sri Kailasanathar temple on the left side. This small temple is situated to the left of the path that leads to the Kailasanathar temple in a serene environment adjoining the S.S.K.V School, to the West of Putheri Street in the North Western part of Kanchipuram. The temple is 2 km from Kancheepuram bus stand. 

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