08, Dec 2014.
It was a long due for Vadapalani Lord Sri Murugan’s dharshan from My Velachery / Adambakkam residence by walk. The distance is around 14 KM. Last Sunday the 7th Dec 2014, started from my residence around 08.00 Hrs. It was also planned to cover the temples on the way to Vadapalani.
SRI DEVI BHAVANI AMMAN TEMPLE
Sri Bhavani Amman temple is a stone throwaway distance from my home. Had the dharshan of Sri Bhavan Amman. The temple is very small and has the sannadhi for Sri Vinayagar, Sri ValliDevasena Subramaniyar and Navagrahas. Sri muneeswarar and Nagars are out side the temple. Ammans’ various forms of moorthams installed in the nitches around the karuvarai. The annual festival photographs were uploaded in my previous posts.
SRI DEVI NAGAMUTHU MARIAMMAN TEMPLE
After the Dharshan of Sri Devi Bhavani Amman proceeded to Sri Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman Temple in EB colony. Sri Visvaroopa Sani Bhagavan is unique in this temple with life size moortham in a separate sanndhi. Devotees used to gather early morning on Saturdays for dharshan. The temple also has the sannadhi for Sri ANJANEAR, Sri Iyappan and Navagrahas. The Amman is in an elevated position with Sri Vinayagar and Sri ValliDevasena Subramaniyar sanndhis are at the entrance. In koshtam Durgai, Samundeeswari and Vaishnavi. Ashtalakshmi’s sudhai sirpams are also installed around the inside wall.
Sri Visvaroopa Sani Bhagavan Sannadhi- EB Colony
Sri Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman Sannadhi - EB Colony
North side entrance 3 tier Rajagopuram - EB Colony
Side view from west side
SRI SUBRAMANIYAR TEMPLE - BRINDAVAN NAGAR
My next visit was to Sri Subramaniyar Temple at Brindavan Nagar main Road. Some people used to call this as Sri Vinayagar Temple. This Temple has 4 main sannadhis. Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar Sannadi is at the entrance with Dwajasthambam and Palipeedam. On the left Sri Rajaganapathy and on the right Sri Kothandaramar and Sri Ganambigai Samedha Vedhapureeswarar sannadhis. The other sannadhis are Sri Lakshmi Kuberar, Sri Radhakrishnan and Sri Mangala Sarabeswarar. Sri Dhanvanthiri, Suryan, Chandran, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Sri Lakshmi, Sri Saraswathi, Naalvar moothams were also installed inside the temple.
Dhashinamoorthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Durgai are in Sri Subramaniyar sannadhi’s Koshtam.
Sri Vinayagar, Sri Adhi Sankarar, Iyappan, Thathathreyar and Samundeeswarai are in Lord Shiva sannadhi’s koshtam.
SRI VAIRAVAESWARAR TEMPLE
Then I went to Sri Vairava Eswarar temple after Kakkan bridge on the way to Adambakkam Police station. The moolavar is not a usual Shiva Lingam. Instead a Shiva’s moortham with vel. The moolavar sannadi’s top is open in side the mandapam with Nandhi in front. Sri Vallarasu Vinayagar sannadhi is out side the temple.
SRI VARASIDDHI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE
My next visit was to the temple Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar temple opposite to Adambakkam Police station in New colony. Sannadhi for Sri Baladhandayuthapani, Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar and Sri Anjali Anjaneyar are in a same line facing east without any gap. The temple also has a rajagopuram. Sri Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu and Durgai are in koshtam of Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar.
Sri Varasidhi Vinayagar temple - New Colony
Inside view - left Sri Baladhanyuthapani sannadhi - Middle Vinayagar - right Anjanear
ON THE WAY TO ST.THOMAS MOUNT RAILWAY STATION
Sri Sangeetha Sakthy Vinayagar temple before Shiva Temple thirukkulam
SRI AAVUDAI NAYAGI SAMEDHA SRI NANDHEESWARAR TEMPLE – ADAMBAKKAM.
My next target was Sri Aavudai Nayagi Samedha Sri Nandheeswarar Temple near to St Thomas mount railway station. The temple has an entrance on south and east sides.
Iraivan : Sri Nandheeswarar
Iraivi : Sri Aavudai NayagiSome of the important details are …..
- Sri Birungimunivar worshiped Lord Shiva of this temple and Iraivan gave dharshan in the form of Nandhi. Hence the place was called as Birungi Hill latter it turned to Parangi malai during Britishers’ rule.
- It is believed that that the temple was constructed by the Chozha king “Aadhani” and the place was called as Aadhani. Latter the name turned as Adambakkam.
- The moolavar is facing east and Ambal is facing south. Sri Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Maha Vishnu , Brahma and Durgai are in Koshatam.
- The temple also has sannadhi for Sri Sundara Vinayagar, Naagars, Sri Valli Devasena Sri Subramaniyar ( moolavar gopuram is of very old- made of sudhai) and Navagrahas.
- It is believed that the temple was constructed during 10th century and thirupani was carried out during 1005 AD. The temple became fame after Kanchi Sri Sankarachariyar’s Visit
- As per the epigraph available in the temple ( installed separately ), the inscription were made during 12th century by the king Third Kulothunga Chozhan. The inscription reveals the fact that, this temple has a connection with Sri Aavidainayagi temple of Thiruvotriyur. The inscription also reveals that a land was donated to Sri Prabhahara Pattar’s wife for raising the flowering plants for Thiruvotriyur temple from this temple land.
- From the Epigraph available at Thiruvotriyur temple there was mention about this temple also.
- During my visit to this temple, mutrum othuthal was in progress by the Shiva Devotees.
- 100 meters distance from St. Thomas Mount railway station and the temple can be seen from there.
- The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 10.30 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 21.00 Hrs.
CONTACT DETAILS :
- Sri K Seetharama Gurukkal and Mobile number is +91 9841006251.
South side entrance
Sri Valli devasena Subramaniyar Sannadhi - Gopuram is of sudhai- very old
Inside view of the moolavar vimanam
East side entrance
Dwara balaki- of Sri Pazhandi Amman temple
Sri Artilary Dharmaraja Thowpathy Amman Temple on Ekambaram Dabedar street
A Jain temple on Ekambaram dabedar Street.
THAADIKARA SWAMYKAL JEEVA SAMADHI
After dharshan of Sri Nandheeswarar, walked towards Guindy through MKN road which starts from St Thomas mount Railway station sub-way. On seeing the board Ekambaram Dabedar street, entered through, thinking that there must be some Shiva temple. Suddenly came the idea of worshiping Sri Thadika Swamykal jeeva Samadhi ( Long before I had seen the location on the google map ). When I enquired the people guided me to Sri Thaadikara Swamykal street where the jeeva samathi is located. Spent around 15 minutes on meditation and left for Guindy.
Thaadikara Swamykal was from Sivakasi and got enlighten at the age of 25 and attained siddhi at the age of 75.
LOCATION OF THE JEEVA SAMADHI : CLICK HERE
Sri Thadikara Swamykal Jeeva Samadhi
Sri Thadikara Swamykal Jeeva Samadhi
Nandhi in front of Sri Thadikara swamikal jeeva Samadhi
Then I proceeded towards Sri Mahan Saangu Siddha Shivalinga Swamikal Jeeva Samathi, which is off MKN Road, opposite to Guindy Bus stop. On the way tried my luck for the Dharshan of Sri Veera Anjanear. To my disappointment the temple was closed, it was around 12.00 Hrs when I reached.
SRI VEERA ANJANEAR TEMPLE
The Samadhi usually kept open. I visited few times before this visit, hence I do not find any problem of locatining the same. There are two more samadhis for his disciples also on the both sides. It was believed that the burden will become half after worshiping. It was also understood that the action of removing this jeeva Samadhi was failed during Britishers rule. His teachings was “ Unnul uthamanai kaanum vazhi Saakaak kalvi”
LOCATION OF THE JEEVA SAMADHI : CLICK HERE
Sign board on MKN road
Sri Mahan Saangu Siddha Shiva Linga Nayanar Jeeva samadhi
SRI SATHYANANDHA SIDDHAR JEEVA SAMADHI
I also visited Sri Sathyanandha Siddhar Jeeva Samadhi, by the side of Sri Sai Baba temple very close to Guindy Railway station. The Siddhar is also called as “Kozhi pee siddhar”.
LOCATION OF THE JEEVA SAMADHI :CLICK HERE
SRI MANGALAMBIGAI UDANURAI SRI PAADALEESWARAR TEMPLE.
It was around 13.00 Hrs, I walked almost 7 Km from my home and got tired. My right leg started paining. ( This is the longest 7 KM walk after my leg injury and ankle dislocation ). Decided to drop the idea of walking further towards Vadapalani. On the way to bus stand between Guindy Railway station and Race course peeped in to Sri Mangalambigai udanurai Sri Paadaleeswarar temple, which escaped from demolition due to metrorail construction. This was built by the Bairava Siddhar Sri Padakachery Ramalinga Swamikal, Whose sudhai sirpam is on the top. This temple was constructed under his immediate supervision. He was the instrumental for constructing the Rajagopuram for Kumbakonam Sri Nageswaraswamy temple. His Jeeva Samadhi is at Thiruvotriyur and the details were uploaded in one of my post.
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