Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mundaka Kanni Amman Temple, Mylapore – Legends

Mundaka Kanni Amman Temple, Mylapore – Legends
Amman resides in Hut here:
Sanctum In the olden days, there was a lotus pond in this place. Under the Banyan tree in the banks of this pond, Ambal manifested herself in Swayambu form. In the beginning, the devotees erected a small hut as sanctum for Ambal and worshipped her. Later, an elaborate temple was structured. Still Prime sanctum continues to be the hut. It is said that Ambal in order to indicate simplicity lives in the hut and graces us.
Kottravai Worship:
The classical Tamil literature speaks of Kottravai worship, a cult existed during the age of Tholkappiam and Silapathikaram. This temple is also presumed to have worshiped as Kottravai once.
Mundakkanni Amman is said to be a form of Saraswathi:
Mundakkanni Amman is said to be a form of Saraswathi who blesses people to excel in their fine arts.
Naga Dosha Parihara Sthalam:
Amman is also known to relive Naaga Dhosham, as the temple is the residing place of snake anthill along with banyan tree behind the sanctum sanctorum of Amman, and it is believed that nagam (Snake) still worships Amman every day.

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