02nd July 2017
After the dharshan of Arulmigu Srinivasa Perumal walked towards Sri Sadai Amman temple of Marshalls Road which was about a kilometre on the banks of Holy River Koovam.
Iraivi : Sadai Amman.
Some of the important features of this temple are .....
The temple is facing North with an entrance arch over the muka mandapam. The temple was under preparation for kumbhabhishekam and the poojas are conducted to Urchavar. The main sanctum was kept closed. I could not see the huge Sadai amman ( large among the 5 Sadai Ammans in this area namely Chinna Sadai Amman, Manja Sadai amman, Sakthi Sadai Amman and Arul Maha Sadai amman ), Nagaraja with the human face.
In Prakaram sannadhi for Navagrahas, Urchavar, Saptha kanniyars and Nagars.
As per the legend, the original temple was in side the eye Hospital. The then British Superintendent felt that the temple was unnecessary and ordered to demolish. After the temple demolished he lost his eye sight. By the best effort of the British doctors at that time he could not recovered back his eye sight. It was told him that he lost his eye sight because of the demolition of the Sadai Amman Temple. He got vision back after he built a new Sadai Amman Temple just out side the eye hospital. Sadai Amman manifested upon a devotee and asked to built 4 more Sakthi temples near this temple. ( the name of the temple are written above ) . Ref : The Gods of Holy Koovam By Priya Baskaran. Thanks to the author.
Devotees throng this Sadai Amman Temple to get cured from eye ailments and naga dhosham.
The temple will be kept opened between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.30 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs.
Suresh Gurukkal may be contacted on his mobile number 9791158650 for further details.
HOW TO REACH:
This temple is at the beginning of Syali street off Rukmani Lakshmipathy salai/ Marshalls Road and opposite to MDMK’s head quarters.
A km from Egmore Railway station.
On the bus route get down at Egmore Court bus stop and the temple is about 500 meters.
Stucco image of Amman on the back side of the sanctum
Nagars under Arasamaram / Bodhi Tree
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