25th March 2018.
After the dharshan of Sri Nagathamman, one of a Ellai Amman temple of Mambalam Village, enquired the Poojari, about Kaval theivam or Ellai Amman temple of Mambalam Village. He directed me to this temple, which is on the 100 feet road.
Deity : Sri MandhavaLLi Amman.
Some of the important features of this temple are….
This temple is facing east with an entrance arch. A simple temple with a sanctum and a mandapam. In Koshtam Dhakshinamurthy, Mahalakshmi and Durgai. In the mandapam sannadhi for Lakshmi Kuberar, Mari amman, Sarabeswarar, Bairavar, Saneeswarar ( In sitting posture ), Navagrahas, Anjaneyar and Sai baba. There is a Shiva Lingam with a nandhi on the right side of the sanctum. There are three more sannadhis under construction.
As per the Gurukkal, the original temple was 400 to 500 years old. The old temple was shifted to this present place to give way for laying of 100 feet road. And this is one of the Kaval theivam or the Village guarding deity of Mambalam. The temple is preparing for the kumbhabhishekam, scheduled on 22-04-2018.
The temple will get opened between 06.30 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs to 20.30 hrs.
HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the west side of 100 feet road, Ottakapalayam, Vadapalani.
All the town buses will stop at Vadapalani bus stop and the temple is about 500 meters.
During my visit to this temple ARama Navami procession was in progress by R S S
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