Thursday, August 2, 2018

Agastheeswarar Temple, Villivakkam, Chennai

Agastheeswarar Temple, Villivakkam, Chennai
Agastheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Villivakkam, well-known locality of Chennai City in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Agastheeswarar and Mother is called as Swarnambikai. The temple belongs to Chola period. It is believed to have been built by Kulothunga Chola in the 12th century CE. It is the oldest temple of Villivakkam area and is one of the oldest temples in the entire city. Angaraka has special status in this temple and is called as Angaraka Parihara Sthalam.






This temple is one among the Navagraha temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam) for Chevvai (Mars). The Navagraha temples around Chennai are as follows;
·        Pushparatheswarar Temple, Gnayiru Gramam (Suryan Sthalam)
·        Bheemeshwarar Temple, Mudichur (Chandran Sthalam)
·        Agastheeswarar Temple, Villivakkam (Chevvai Sthalam)
·        Karaneeswarar Temple, Saidapet (Budhan Sthalam)
·        Tiruvalleeswarar Temple, Tiruvalidhaayam, Padi (Guru Sthalam)
·        Velleeswarar Temple, Mylapore (Sukran Sthalam)
·        Devi Karumariamman Temple, Thiruverkadu (Rahu & Kethu Sthalam)
Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. with 4 Kaala poojas.
Festivals
10-day Brahmmotsavam following Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; 1008 Conch abishekam in Karthikai (November-December and Panguni Wedding Festival in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers
Those facing obstacles in marriage due to adverse Mars effects and of shy nature pray in the temple. Realizing their wishes, devotees perform special abishekam to Lord and Mother with Vastras and sandal abishek to Lord Veerabhadra with betel leaves garlands.
Contact
Agastheeswarar Temple,
South Mada Street, Villivakkam,
Chennai – 600 049
Phone: +91 44 2617 2326
Mobile: +91 97909 96743 / 99520 38155 / 93832 01591
Connectivity
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