Saturday, April 28, 2018

Agastheeshwarar Temple, Kolapakkam, Chennai

Agastheeshwarar Temple, Kolapakkam, Chennai

Agastheeshwarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Kolapakkam Village near Porur in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Agastheeshwarar / Vakeeswarar and Mother is called as Ananthavalli. The temple is East facing with entrance from the south through a gate. This temple is said to be over 1300 years old.







Kolapakkam was also called Sivapaadha Sekhara Nallur in ancient times. While the presiding deity is Shiva, this temple is considered as one of the Navagrahas temple (Suryan sthalam) around Chennai region. The Sun God is given prominence in this temple, where all important deities of the temples are facing Surya Bhagavan shrine.
The Navagraha Temples around Chennai are:
Legends
Agastheeshwarar:
As per the legend, the sage Agastya had worshiped Shiva here and it is believed he installed the Shiva Linga. Hence, the deity is called as Agastheeshwarar.
Surya Sthalam:
It is also believed that Surya had worshiped Shiva in this temple and this temple has become a Surya Sthalam.
Vakeeswarar:
As per the legend, the sage Vageesar had worshiped Shiva in this Temple. Hence, the deity is also called as Vakeeswarar.
History
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Festivals
Special days like Pradoshams, Shivarathri etc., are celebrated well in this temple. Devotees throng from different parts of the city during such days.
Contact
Agastheeshwarar Temple
Sivan Koil Street, Kolapakkam,
Chennai – 600116
Mobile: +91 9976596342
Connectivity
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