Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dandeeswarar Temple, Velachery, Chennai

Dandeeswarar Temple, Velachery, Chennai
Dandeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Velachery, well-known locality of Chennai City in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Dandeeswarar and Mother is called as Karunambikai. The temple was built during the Pallava reign and was repaired and rebuilt during the Chola reign. The temple complex consists of a main temple complex and a tank. This temple is administered by the HR & CE Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This ancient temple is located on the Velachery Road. Though along the main road, the temple has a very calm ambience and one can feel the divine vibrations here.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 05.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 04.30 PM to 08.30 PM.
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Chitra Poornima in April-May; Aadi month Sundays in July-August; Shivarathri in February-March and Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Pradoshams, Sashti, Kirthikai and Navarathri are observed with piety. The vahanas of Adhikara Nandhi, mouse and peacock are attractive and carry the deities during festivals.
Devotees pray here for longevity and to regain positions lost. As this is the place where Yama the God of Death got back his danda, many people celebrate their 60th / 80th birthday at this temple by offering their prayers and performing longevity homas. Virgins pray to Saptha Kannikas (seven virgins) and Lord Veerabhadra for a happy life. Realizing their wishes, devotes perform abishekam to Lord, Mother and Lord Veerabhadra and offer vastras.
Dandeeswarar Temple,
Velachery, Chennai – 600 042
Phone: +91 44 2226 4337 / 2243 6121
Mobile: +91 98845 02525 / 98844 02525
The Temple is located at about 250 meters from Dhandeeswaram Tank / Gandhi Road Bus Stop, 450 meters from Dhandeeswaram Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Vijayanagar Bus Stand, 5 Kms from Guindy Railway Station, 6 Kms from Thiruvanmiyur, 18 Kms from Tambaram Railway Station, 2 Kms from Velachery Railway Station, 5 Kms from Alandur Metro Station, 5 Kms from St. Thomas Mount Metro Station, 17 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 15 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 17 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus, 6 Kms from Nangainallur, 6 Kms from Adyar and 12 Kms from Chennai Airport.
The Temple is located in Velachery, Chennai on the way from Saidapet towards Pallikaranai. Lot of Town buses available from various parts of Chennai City to Velachery and the bus stop is Gandhi Road or Dhandeeswaram bus stop between Gurunanak College and Vijaya Nagar Bus Terminus. The temple is located in the Rajbhavan-Vijayanagar Bus stand road, about 1.5 Kms from the Vijayanagar Bus Stand. Those coming from southern district may get down either at Tambaram or Guindy stations. There are bus facilities from these places to the temple. Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.