… a continuation post to Victory Memorial Blind School –Exploring Poonamallee
This is one of the Hindu temples visited during our Poonamallee Heritage walk curated by Mrs Nivedita Louis. It was believed that This temple might be within or a Guarding deity of the Mohammaden Fort built by the Nawab of Carnatic in 18th century.
The temple is facing east with sannadhis for Vinayagar, Shiva Lingam and the main Sanctum. At the entrance of the main sanctum on the left Bommiamman and on the right Sri Veerabhathirar in sitting posture with a mazhu on his left hand ( as per the details of the sculpture this Beerabhathirar may belongs to Chozha period, might have been brought from an abandoned Shiva temple).
In the Sanctum, on the left is again a Veerabhathirar, sitting in sukasana with a mazhu in left hand, A lady the Kottai Muneeswarar (Praobably a sati stone – could not be identified due to 75% was covered with vasthiram ) at the centre and on the right is the Pal Muneeswarar in standing posture.
The temple will be kept opened between 06.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs on Fridays & Sundays and on the other days temple will be closed an hour earlier.
Poojari L Boopathi may be contacted on his mbile 7824025654 and 8610459157 for further details.
HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the Buckingham Street in Karayanchavadi.
About 500 meters from Karayanchavadi signal and about 20 meters before St John The Baptist Church.
…….To be continued Sri Panayathamman Temple
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