Saturday, October 1, 2016

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Semmanchery, Kanchipuram

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Semmanchery, Kanchipuram
Srinivasa Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Semmanchery in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. This is one of the most ancient temples in Chennai suburbs. It is very easily accessible through the IT expressway-Rajiv Gandhi Salai. The presiding deity is Srinivasa perumal and gives Darshanam in standing posture. The lord looks stunning with all the decorations. It is a Prarthana Sthalam for the 'unmarried' and 'childless couples'.




Belief is that one can regain lost vision by offering sincere prayers at this temple. The Temple is located about 30 kms South of Madras on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) just after Infosys campus and Sathyabama University. This Temple has been recently renovated and wears a new look. Moolavar is Srinivasa Perumal East Facing Standing Posture with Sri and Bhoo Devi and Thayar is Alarmel Mangai Thaayar.




Legends
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History
Semmencheri was part of Thondaimandalam which comprised of erstwhile North Arcot, South Arcot and Chengalpet districts of Tamilnadu state along with some parts of Andhra Pradesh state. Thondaimandalam was ruled by Pallavas with their headquarters as Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram as Port City. Belief is that the temple may be over 1500 years old and may have been built by the Pallavas, who were also responsible for the construction of several Divya Desams in this region including Thiru Kadal Mallai at Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram).



Later on, renovation work at this temple is said to have been undertaken by Nayak Kings and Chettiars. The experts from Archeological Survey of India (ASI) believe that the temple in its current form and structure may be about 500 years old. According to them, this temple should have been constructed between 1500 AD and 1600 AD and its structure is in the pattern of Udupi Renaissance. The Temple was in such a dilapidated condition till 2007 & has been renovated with excellent support from devotees and philanthropists.



Architecture
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Temple Opening Time
·        All days except Saturdays: 7.00 AM to 10.00 AM & 5 PM to 8 PM 
·        Saturdays: 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM & 5 PM to 8.30 PM 
Festivals
·        Puratasi Utsavam 
·        Margazhi Utsavam
·        Sri Rama Navami
·        Sri Krishna Jayanthi
·        Hanuman Jayanthi
·        Aadi Pooram
·        Fridays in Tamil months Aadi and Thai 
Apart from the above, Thirumanjam for all Deities in the temple can be arranged for Devotees on days requested by them. Devotees can seek the blessings of God by performing Thirumanjanam on important days like birthday, wedding day etc.
Prayers
This temple is the Prarthana Sthalam for unmarried persons and childless couples. There is a tank half a km east of the temple. Those (with eye problems) who take bath in the sacred tank and offer sincere prayers to Srinivasa Perumal are said to regain their (lost) eye sight. 
Contact
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple,
OMR, Semmanchery,
Kanchipuram District
Mobile: +91 98403 88836 / 98400 69650 / 9840273832
Mobile: +91 97908 79760 / 98415 66481
Connectivity
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