Thursday, March 4, 2021

Parasurameswarar Temple, Mullipakkam, Chengalpattu

Parasurameswarar Temple, Mullipakkam, Chengalpattu

Parasurameswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Mullipakkam Village in Thiruporur Taluk in Chengalpattu District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Parasurameswarar and Mother is called as Gnanambigai. The temple might have been built in 17th century CE.


Legends

As per legend, Sage Parasurama installed the Linga and worshipped here. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Parasurameswarar.

The Temple

This Temple is facing towards west with an entrance arch on the southern side. The Temple is situated amidst agricultural fields. The entrance arch has stucco images of Rishabaroodar flanked by Murugan and Vinayaga. Nandi and Balipeedam can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Ardha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam.


Presiding Deity is called as Parasurameswarar and is facing west. He is housed in the sanctum in the form of Lingam. Nardana Vinayaga, Dakshinamurthy, Lingodbhava, Brahma and Durga are the Koshta idols located around the sanctum walls. Chandikeswarar Shrine can be seen in his usual location. Mother is called as Gnanambigai.


She is housed in a separate south facing shrine. Her shrine is situated on the right side of the sanctum in Maha Mandapam. The is a pillared Mukha Mandapam connecting the entrance arch with Maha Mandapam. There are shrines for Surya, Bhairava and Navagraha in the temple premises. Sthala Vriksham is Vilwam tree.


Prayers

People worship Lord Shiva here to remove marriage obstacles and for excellence in education.

Contact

Parasurameswarar Temple,

Mullipakkam, Thiruporur Taluk,

Chengalpattu District – 603 105

Mobile: +91 9944029225

Connectivity

The temple is located at about 500 meters from Mullipakkam Ellaiamman Koil Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Mullipakkam Junction Bus Stop, 6 Kms from Manampathy, 11 Kms from Thirukazhukundram, 13 Kms from Chengalpattu, 15 Kms from Chengalpattu Junction Railway Station, 18 Kms from Thiruporur, 46 Kms from Chennai Airport and 62 Kms from Chennai. Devotees need to take MTC Bus No 523 from Thiruvanmiyur to reach Mullipakkam. Get down at Mullipakkam Junction Bus Stop and take an auto from this place to reach this temple.

Location

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