Saturday, 21 March 2015

VADAPALANI SRI MURUGAN TEMPLE AND SRI VENGEESWARAR TEMPLE

21st March 2015.
VADAPALANI - SRI MURUGAN TEMPLE  
We had been to Vadapalani Sri Murugan temple on this Saturday 21st March 2015. Last week my wife reminded me to go to this  temple after her knee pain cured. So she wish to thanks Lord Sri  Murugan and offer salt and peeper.  We reached the temple little late  and there was not much crowd, even though it was a holiday. Sanctum was closed after milk abhishekam. Waited and had the dharshan of Sri Lord Murugan. Tried to have the dharshan at mupperum siddhar’s temple also, but  to my bad luck it was closed. The details of the temple are as follows.
Iraivan : Sri Murugan
Some of the important features of this temple are..
  1. The temple is facing east with Rajagopurams on all the four sides of which South side Rajagopuram is the tallest.
  2. Thirukulam is on the east with a neerzhi mandapam.
  3. Dwajasthambam with palipedam are at the east side entrance.
  4. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Sri Ganapathy, Sri Chokka nathar, Sri Valli devasena subramaniyar, Sri Meeakshi, Sri Arumugar, Sri Arnagirinathar, Sri Anjaneyar, Chandran,  Suryan, Madappalli, Kalyana mandapams, Urchava mandapams.  Sudhai sipangal of  Sri Murugan’s story of Palani and Swamy malai in the mahamandapam.
  5. The temple has Sanctum, Artha mandapam and maha mandapam.
  6. At the entrance of mahamandapam, Ganapathy,Muthukumarasamy, and idumban
  7. In the inner prakaram  silamoorthangal of  Suryan, Naalvar, Sri Vaiyapuri Pandiyan,  Kashi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Sri Valli devasena Subramaniyar, Sri Veera bathrar, Sri Nagasubramaniyar, Natarajar and Urchavars,  Chandran and Sandikeswarar.
  8. In koshtam Maha Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu subramaniyar, Brahma and Durgai. The temple is constructed like a Shiva temple except moolavar.
  9. Moolavar is Sri Murugan in standing posture of about 4 feet high. Dwarabalakars are at the entrance of sanctum.
  10. Tonsuring place, Pasumadam, Kalyana mandapam, Muppperum siddhars temple are at  the west side of the temple 
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is very near to Vadapalani bus stop and new Metro  Railway station.
  2. Lot of town buses available from various parts of Chennai city.
CONTACT DETAILS:

  1. Telephone number is 044 2483 6903
  2. WWW.vadapalani andavartemple.tnhrce.in
  3. e-mail vadapalaniandavartemple@gmail.com
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE:CLICK HERE
 east side Rajagopuram 
 South side 5 tier Rajagopuram 
 West side Rajagopuram 
 Mupperum siddhar's temple 
 Temple Thirukulam with neerazhi mandapam 
 Temple arch on the south side 
 a bairava Siddhar on the south side temple street 
VADAPALANI - SRI VENGEESWARAR TEMPLE
Utilising this opportunity we also had the dharshan of Sri Venkeeswarar. When we stayed at Ashok Nagar I visited this temple. At that time it was very small and renovations has not been carried out. 15 year passed. The Kumbhabhishekam was carried out recently and mandala pooja was  also concluded.  Lot of renovations has been carried out with rajagopuram and additional sannadhis.  

Iraivan : Sri VenGeeswarar
Iraivi    : Sri Santhanayaki
Some of the important features of this temple are.
  1. The temple facing east  with a 7 tier Rajagopuram and small gopuram on all the other three sides.
  2. In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Suryan, madapalli, Urchsvar kalyana mandapam, Sri Vara siddhi Vinayagar, Sri Valli Devasena Subramaniyar, Urchavar mandapam, Bairavar, Navagrahas, Saneeswarar,  Yagasalai.
  3. Moolavar sanctum is of Gajabirustam type and little lower than the ground level.
  4. In koshtam, Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durgai and Sandikeswarar.
  5. The temple was built with sanctum, arthamandapam and maha mandapam.
  6. Dwarabalakars are at the entrance of sanctum and moolavar is of little big in size.
  7. Ambal is in a separate sannadhi like a temple with reliefs at the entrance.  A sudhai sirpam of Ambal on the east side wall of inner mandapam.
  8. It was believed that the Viyakrapatha munivar ( Pulikal – tiger leg - munivar – to climb trees to plug flowers for iraivan ) worshiped lord Shiva of this temple iraivan.  The temple is in Puliyur kottam of Thondai Nadu.  Hence This puliyur may be derived from this temple story.
HOW TO REACH :
  1. The temple is very near to Vadapalani bus stop and new Metro  Railway station.
  2. Lot of town buses available from various parts of Chennai city.
CONTACT DETAILS:

  1. Telephone number is : 044 2483 8362
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE: CLICK HERE
 East side 7 tier rajagopuram 
 North side gopuram 
 Gajabirusta moolavar vimanam
 Temple view from inner side 
West side rajagopuram with sri Valli devasena subramaniyar sannadhi 
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