Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam Temple, Thamaraipakkam, Thiruvallur

Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam Temple, Thamaraipakkam, Thiruvallur
Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam Temple is a Hindu Temple cum Meditation Centre located in Thamaraipakkam in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu. This temple is built for Chinmaya mission and it is arguably the best place in Chennai for meditation. The entire temple structure is in Shiva Linga shape and hence the temple is called as Linga Temple. The temple has a small shrine for Lord Shiva and a big meditation hall. You need to climb up the stairs to reach the shrine. It is home to the Anant Medical Centre, the Pitha Maha Sadan Complex, a unique Sarveshwara temple and prayer hall, the Geeta Satsang Hall and the Hari Hara school for village children.

Two noble devotees of Gurudev, from Chennai, donated eight acres of land at Thamaraipakkam on 27th June 1984, to be used for spiritual purposes at the discretion of Poojya Gurudev. Gurudev meticulously planned and gave the blueprints of the unique model of Dhyana Nilayam with a huge 65 ft high Shivalinga-shaped dome, a spacious sprawling circular Satsang hall on the ground floor and the Dhyana Nilayam on the top-floor that was designed by M/s Vybogam Architects. Gurudev laid the foundation on 29th September 1987. Swamiji also laid the foundation for many cottages intended for Senior citizens, called Pithamaha Sadan. The work of construction of the unique Dhyana Nilayam was entrusted to M/s ECC of Larsen & Toubro Limited, who executed the project as desired by Gurudev in record time.

On 15th October 1989, at 10:30am the Maha Kumbabhishekam was performed at a solemn ceremony. A noteworthy feature of this place is that it is one of the rare places in the world with a "Spatika Lingam" – a precious Linga – shaped crystal with a diamond studded crest – brought by Poojya Gurudev. There were great spiritual overtones touching the devotional chords of the devotees including the chief priest of the place, many of whom testified to the thrilling experience of a "Spiritual" shock they experienced as the holy waters collected from the eight famous rivers were being poured by Poojya Gurudev from a silver conch on the "Spatika Lingam".

The Temple
For brief details, please refer below link;
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam
Sarveshwara Nagar, Vengal
Thamaraipakkam – 601 103
Thiruvallur District
Phone: +91 44 2762 6745
The Temple is situated on the main road from Red Hills to Periyapalayam through Thamaraipakkam. The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Thamaraipakkam Sivan Koil Bus Stop, 750 meters from Thamaraipakkam Road Junction Bus Stop, 13 Kms from Thiruninravur, 13 Kms from Thiruninravur Railway Station, 13 Kms from Periyapalayam, 19 Kms from Thiruvallur, 19 Kms from Redhills, 35 Kms from Chennai and 43 Kms from Chennai Airport. Share autos are available from Red Hills.