Sunday, May 31, 2020

Vishwaroopa Sai Baba Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

Vishwaroopa Sai Baba Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai
Vishwaroopa Sai Baba Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Sage Sai Baba located at Valasaravakkam, a well-known locality in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Chennai. The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Valasaravakkam Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Porur, 5 Kms from Vadapalani, 6 Kms from Vadapalani Metro Station, 7 Kms from Mambalam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Mofussil Bus Terminus, 17 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 13 Kms from Egmore Railway Station and 14 Kms from Chennai International Airport. Valasaravakkam is well connected to other parts of Chennai via Bus.





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Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai
Venkatesa Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Valasaravakkam, a well-known locality in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated in Devi Kuppam Road. The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Ganga Nagar Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Kesavarthini Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Valasaravakkam Bus Stop, 4 Kms from Porur, 5 Kms from Vadapalani, 6 Kms from Vadapalani Metro Station, 7 Kms from Mambalam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Mofussil Bus Terminus, 16 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 14 Kms from Egmore Railway Station and 15 Kms from Chennai International Airport. Valasaravakkam is well connected to other parts of Chennai via Bus.

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Venkata Subramanya Swamy Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

Venkata Subramanya Swamy Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai
Venkata Subramanya Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Valasaravakkam, a well-known locality in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. The Temple is also called as Santhoshi Matha Temple because of the presence of Santhoshi Matha shrine in the Temple premises.


History
The idol was found during digging a plot of land to plant survey stones when real estate business started to develop in this area. The real estate business man who developed the plot built this Temple for the success, he achieved in his business. Famous Muruga devotee Kirupanandha Variyar Swamigal visited this temple and named him as Venkata Subramaniam, as he had the Vishnu chakra behind his head.
The Temple

The Temple is facing towards east. Presiding Deity is called as Venkata Subramanya Swamy. He is housed in the sanctum. Lord Murugan is depicted in Brahma Sastha form. In this posture, He holds a Japamalai in his upper right hand and a Kamandala in his upper left hand. The bottom two hands show Abhaya and Varadha Hastha. 


His right foot is having six fingers which is a unique feature. Vishnu Chakra can be seen behind his head. There is Santoshi Matha shrine in the Temple complex (not to be confused with Virugambakkam Santoshi Matha Shrine). There are shrines for Lord Hanuman, Ganesha, Shiva and Navagraha in the temple premises.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.30 am to 10.30 am in the morning and from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evening.
Festivals
Panguni Uthiram, Thaipoosam, Skanda Sashti and monthly Sashtis are celebrated in this Temple with much fanfare.
Prayers
There is a belief that if one worships this Lord for continuous six Tuesdays, all the wishes (mainly Marriage and Fertility etc.) would be granted.
Contact
Venkata Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Valasaravakkam, Chennai -
Mobile: +91 91762 37273 / 97898 87058
Connectivity
The Temple is located on the Arcot Road in Valasaravakkam area of Chennai very near to Valasaravakkam Bus Stop. The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Valasaravakkam Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Porur, 5 Kms from Vadapalani, 5 Kms from Vadapalani Metro Station, 6 Kms from Mambalam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Mofussil Bus Terminus, 16 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 14 Kms from Egmore Railway Station and 12 Kms from Chennai International Airport. The Temple is on the main road around 2 Kms from the Porur junction between Porur and Vadapalani. Valasaravakkam is well connected to other parts of Chennai via Bus.

Velveeswarar Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

Velveeswarar Temple, Valasaravakkam, Chennai
Velveeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Valasaravakkam, a well-known locality in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. Velveeswarar Temple is also known as Agastheeswarar Temple. Situated adjoining the Arcot Road, the temple encloses a large pond. The temple is of considerable antiquity and is believed to have been constructed by Kulothunga Chola I in 12th Century AD.



The Temple
The temple is surrounded by open space in all the four directions. Moreover, as the temple doesn't have surrounding compound walls, the temple looks beautiful and spacious. There is a very big lotus pond, found inside the temple complex. There is no Rajagopuram (tower) or flag staff found in this ancient temple. Presiding Deity is called as Velveeswarar. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of a big Shiva Linga facing the east direction with a Nandi idol in front. The wall surrounding the shrine of Velveeswarar has the niche images of Ganesha, Dhakshinamoorthi, Vishnu and Brahma. Chandikeswara is also found in his usual location.


Adjacent to the shrine of Velveeswarar, there is another shrine with big Shiva Linga named Agastheeswarar. This shrine also faces the east direction. The temple is named after these two Shiva Lingas. Apart from Velveeswarar and Agastheeswarar, there is another Shiva Linga found in this temple. This Shiva Linga is named as Bana Pureeswarar. The Goddess of the temple Tripura Sundari is found in a separate shrine facing the south direction. The wall surrounding the shrine of Tripura Sundari has the niche images of Brahmi, Vaishnavi and Maheswari.


The prakara (corridor) surrounding these three main shrines has few small shrines and idols of other Gods and Goddesses. Lord Ganesha is found in the name of Vinai Theertha Vinayakar in a separate shrine. Lord Subramanya along with his consorts Valli and Devasena is also found in a separate shrine. Dhakshinamoorthi, Bhairava, Hanuman, Lord Rama with Sita & Lakshman, Navagraha, Nataraja & Sivakami and Karumari are also found in small separate shrines in this temple.


Connectivity
Velveeswarar temple is located on the Arcot Road in Valasaravakkam area of Chennai. The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Kesavarthini Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Porur, 5 Kms from Vadapalani, 5 Kms from Vadapalani Metro Station, 6 Kms from Mambalam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Mofussil Bus Terminus, 16 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 14 Kms from Egmore Railway Station and 11 Kms from Chennai International Airport. The Temple is on the main road around 2 Kms from the Porur junction between Porur and Vadapalani. Valasaravakkam is well connected to other parts of Chennai via Bus.
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Balasubramanya Swamy Temple, Teynampet, Chennai

Balasubramanya Swamy Temple, Teynampet, Chennai
Balasubramanya Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Teynampet, well-known locality of Chennai City in Tamil Nadu. This Temple is Approximately 500 years old. This temple is one of the famous Temples In south Chennai.

Legends
Brahma Sastha Form:
Lord Brahmma during his visit to Kailash ignored Muruga as he was a little boy. Muruga intercepted Brahmma and enquired about his position and qualifications. Generally, one who questions the other would be either old in age or one holding a higher position. Here, it was vice versa. While questioning the Creator, Lord Muruga had both his hands on the hip with a senior look and proved that he was more learned than the Creator. Lord Muruga appears in this posture in the temple.
Lord Muruga helped Aandis to quench their thirst:
Later some poor people (Aandi) were worshipping him. A devotee on his pilgrimage stayed here and wanted to have a bath and worship the Lord and asked the Aandis for a river or well. They said there is none such nearby. A little boy came there, took the traveler to a place and punched the earth with Vel at a place. A spring came up and the traveler’s joy knew no bounds. Lord Muruga granted darshan to him and stayed as Lord Balasubramanya.
Kai Kotutha kai (Hand that gave hand):
Murugamaiyaar, a Muruga-devotee who lived in this sacred place was always in meditation of Lord Murugan. Her husband doubted her chastity, cut off her hand. But she continued to be in meditation. Lord Muruga appeared before her and graced her. Her hand got attached and she regained her original physical self.
History
Originally, this Temple was called as Ramalingeswarar Temple (Lord Shiva) by people. Approximately 50 years before, Shrine for Lord Murugan with his consorts Valli and Deivanai & a huge Rajagopuram was built. After that people used to call this Temple as Balasubramanya Swamy Temple.
The Temple
Though the presiding deity is Lord Shiva called as Ramalingeswarar but the temple is famous for Lord Murugan. Lord Balasubramanya is about 4.5 feet height and appears in standing posture. Opposite him is the sanctum of Saint Arunagirinathar. It is of significance to note that all the images except that of Muruga are sculpted in emerald stone. The specialty of this place is the peacock made in emerald stone. On the right side of Lord Muruga is the sanctum of Annamalaiyar and Unnamulai Ambal.

Between them stand Lord Muruga and his spouse Valli hand in hand and grace us – this is a special feature and a rare sight. The belief is to worship this Bridegroom of Valli on the Poosam star day, one gets married quickly, because it is said that the wedding of Valli and Murugan happened on the Poosam star day. At Thiruthani, the wedding of Valli is performed on the Poosam star day of Maasi month.

Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M and 05:00 P.M to 9:00 P.M.
Pooja Timings
S. No
Poojai
Timings
1)
Kalasanthi Poojai
6:00 A.M to 7:00 A.M
2)
Uchi Kala Poojai
10:45 A.M to 11:00 A.M
3)
Sayaratchai Poojai
5:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M
4)
Arthajamam Poojai
8:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M
Festivals
Aadi Fridays, Pongal, Monthly Pradoshams, Thai Poosam, Tamil New year, Chithra Pournami, Arudra Darshanam, Margazhi Thiruvadirai, Kandha Sashti, Avani Sukala Chathurthi and Monthly Kiruthigai are the festivals celebrated here.
Prayers
Devotees worship Lord Murugan and Lord Shiva for overcoming marriage obstacles and longevity for Husband’s life.
Contact
Balasubramanya Swamy Temple,
Eldams Road, Teynampet,
Chennai District - 600 018
Phone: +91 44 2435 1892
Mobile: +91 98841 72712 / 98410 53511
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Eldams Road Bus Stop, 350 meters from Teynampet Metro Station, 2 Kms from Mylapore Railway Station, 7 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 9 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 10 Kms from Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus and 13 Kms from Chennai Airport.
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Santana Srinivasa Temple, Mogappair, Chennai

Santana Srinivasa Temple, Mogappair, Chennai
Santana Srinivasa Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in Mogappair West near Anna Nagar in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Santhana Srinivasa Perumal and Mother is called as Santhana Lakshmi. This Temple is Administrated by The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department.



Etymology
The place was originally known as "Maga-pperu" in Tamil which means "Blessed with a child". Later the name ‘Magapperu’ got colloquially transformed to Mogappair. The name is due to Santana Srinivasa Perumal whose Vigraham / idol was found beneath the temple premises in Mugappair in Chennai. Santana Srinivasa blesses childless couple with children.



History
The area got its name due to this temple. Even though the current temple structure is not old, it is believed the idol of the presiding deity of the temple Santana Srinivasa Perumal is 650 years old. There should have been a small temple earlier. The construction of the current structure of the temple was started in 19th century CE and it got completed only in the beginning of 21st century CE. Except for the main deity - Srinivasa Perumal, all other idols in this temple are new.


Arunachalam Mudaliar, the founder of Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Mogappair constructed the temple approximately 167 years before. The Lord himself identified about his existence underneath the land through dream experience by Arunachalam Mudaliar. Immediately he dug his patta land and found the present idol (Santhana Srinivasa Perumal). He only installed the idol (Santhana Srinivasa Perumal) and also constructed a small temple.


The Temple
The Temple is having 5 tiered Rajagopuram. Presiding Deity is called as Santhana Srinivasa Perumal. He is housed in the sanctum. He is in the standing posture. The idol is gigantic and is 9.5 feet high. This seems to be a replica of the famous Balaji idol of Tirumala; however, it is taller than that of Balaji idol. Garuda is found facing towards the sanctum.



Mother is called as Santhana Lakshmi. She is housed in a separate shrine in the prakaram. Lakshmi is in the sitting posture and she looks very beautiful. The Utsava idol of Lakshmi is also found in the same shrine. There is a separate shrine in the prakaram where the stone idol as well as Utsava idol of beautiful Andal is found.



The shrine of Sarva Shakti Ganapati can be found on the left side immediately after the entrance. There is a shrine for Veera Bhaktha Anjaneyar where along with the main idol of Anjaneya, the metal (Utsava) idol of Hanuman is also found. Ayyappa and Navagraha are also found in this temple. It is rare to find all these deities in a South Indian Vishnu temple.



Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 09.00 PM.
Pooja Timings
Timings
Pooja Details
6.45 AM
Ko Pooja
8.30 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja
12.15 PM
Annadhanam
12.30 PM
Uchi Kaala Thiruvaradhanam
8.30 PM
Rakkala Pooja
9.00 PM
Thiruvaradhanam
Santana Gopala Pooja
Santana Gopala Pooja is performed in this temple wherein couples are made to cradle/hold the Vigraham/Idol of Santana Gopala in their lap. The Santana Gopala Pooja is performed on Pournami and on the days with the stars of Tiruvonam, Punarpoosam, Swathi, Rohini and Revathi between morning 6:00 and to 12:00 noon. The Pooja articles include Thambulam, honey, butter to be offered to Lord Krishna while holding him in the lap of the couple performing the pooja. The Honey and Butter are given to the Couple as prasadam who should take the Prasadam regularly after the pooja on a daily basis. Also, they should recite the Santana Gopala sloka on a daily basis for 48 days for good results.
Prayers
It is a belief that the Lord Santhana Srinivasa Perumal provides the childless couples with Child Boon. Due to this belief, childless couples throng to this place and offer their prayers, and it is said that their wishes have come true after the visit of this shrine. Thulabaram is also being done.
Contact
Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple,
Vellalar Street, Mogappair,
Chennai – 600 037
Phone: +91 44 2624 8117 / 264 1336
Mobile: +91 99401 85513 / 98411 42801 / 98417 55021
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 300 meters from M.G.R. Salai Bus Stop, 600 meters from Mogappair West Bus Terminus, 650 meters from Mogappair Road Junction Bus Stop, 850 meters from Golden Flats Bus Stop, 1 Km from Wavin Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Mogappair East Bus Terminus, 4 Kms from Pattaravakkam Railway Station, 4 Kms from Thirumangalam Metro Station, 5 Kms from Ambattur Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, 12 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 14 Kms from Central Chennai Railway Station and 18 Kms from Chennai Airport.
Mogappair is a locality located between Anna Nagar and Ambattur in Chennai. In the main road connecting Mogappair with Ambattur, there is a famous school named DAV school. The road next to DAV school would take you to Santana Srinivasa Perumal Temple (located in Vellalar Street). Devotees coming from Mugappair can get down at Golden Flats Bus Stop and from there, it is walkable or hire an Auto to reach this Temple. Devotees coming in private vehicle, can take left before Ambattur Industrial Estate Arch (Mugappair to Ambattur Estate (Vavin)), from that left, take straight will lead to the temple.
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Kameshwaran Temple, Mogappair, Chennai

Kameshwaran Temple, Mogappair, Chennai
Kameshwaran Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Mogappair near Anna Nagar in Chennai City of Tamil Nadu. This Temple is one of the rarest temple found in India. The Idol of Lord Shiva has 5 faces on each direction with a face on top. This temple is constructed based on the advice given by Kanchi Shankaracharya. The Linga or the Idol was brought from the holy city of Kasi. Presiding Deity is called as Kameshwaran and Mother is called as Kameshwari. There are shrines for Vinayaga, Bhairava, Sai Baba, Lord Rama, Durga and Hanuman in the Temple premises.


The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Violet Church Bus Stop, 350 meters from Mogappair West Bus Terminus, 700 meters from M.G.R. Salai Bus Stop, 1 Km from Mogappair Road Junction Bus Stop, 1 Km from Wavin Bus Stop, 1 Km from Mogappair East Bus Terminus, 5 Kms from Pattaravakkam Railway Station, 4 Kms from Thirumangalam Metro Station, 6 Kms from Ambattur Railway Station, 6 Kms from Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus, 12 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 14 Kms from Central Chennai Railway Station and 18 Kms from Chennai Airport.
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