Monday, December 11, 2017

Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
Madhava Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Mylapore in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Madhava Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Amirthavalli. The temple is believed to be the birthplace of Peyazhwar, one of the first three of the twelve Azhwar saints of the 6th-9th century AD. This Temple is one of the most prominent among the Non Divya Desam Temples.  The temple has a rich history attached to it is said to be at least 800 years old, though there are views that this temple may have existed around the time of the Azhvars or just after. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

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The temple of Madhava Perumal is said to be very ancient, though its history is traced back to only 800 years from now, according to available records. The temple faces east with a five-tier Rajagopuram at its entrance, which was renovated and consecrated 40 years ago. Two more Samprokshanams were performed in the last 40 years, once in 1977 and again in 1992. Another indication that this temple is really several centuries old is the four pillar mandapam in front of the temple, typical of some of the Pallava construction of that time.

It can be seen that the most traditional and historical of temples, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, have the four-pillared structure in front of the temple and such temples are said to be at least about 500-600 years old. The temple which was supposedly in a dilapidated condition in the early part of last century is said to have been revived to its old glory by the Chettiars, about 50-60 years ago, who installed the Utsava deities that one sees today.

The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 7.00 AM. to 11.30 AM and 4.30 PM to 9 PM daily. During Margazhi Month, Temple remains open from 5.00 AM. to 11.00 AM and 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM.
Pooja Timings
·        Kaala Shanthi Pooja (8.00 A.M. to 8.30 A.M.)
·        Sayaratchai (6.00 P.M. to 6.30 P.M)
Worship Practices & Festivals
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Andal makes passing reference to Madhava Perumal in her Tiruppavai as follows;
“Maamaan Magaley Manikathavum Thaazhthiravaai
Maamaayan Madhavan, Vaikuntan Enrenru
Naamam Palavum Navinrelorembaavaai”
Another reference is in the last verse: Vanga kadal Kadaintha Madhavanai Kesavanai
Those who suffer hurdles in getting married worship Mother by offering a mixture of milk, sugar-candy and saffron.  Such an offering would bless them with offspring’s is the belief. 
Madhava Perumal Temple
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Phone: +91 44 24985112 / 2466 2039
Mobile: +91 94440 18239 / 90421 76949
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