18th September 2016
One of my temples Uzhavaram friend gave me a call on 17th Sep 2016, for uazhavaram at Sri Natarajar temple and Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, at Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai. The same was scheduled on 18th Sep 2016. Since there was no scheduled program on that day and readily accepted to participate. Both temples are on the same street and had a connection with British East India Company. These two temples are about 100 meters distance from Sri Mallikeswarar temple, which is preparing for the kumbhabhishekam.
The temple was too shabby and seems nobody cleaned for the past many years. Debris are scattered and the old gurukkal could not do any maintenance with out assistance.
Iraivan : Sri Natarajar
Iraivi : Sri Sivakami
Some of the important features of this temple are…
1. The temple facing west with a small dwajasthambam, palipedam and Nandhi are in the front mandapam.
2. In the parakaram sannadhi for Natarajar, Thillai Vinayagar, Sandikeswarar, Naalvar with Sekkizhar, Pandurangan, Anantha Sayana Perumal, Sri Vallaidevasena Subramaniyar.
3. Vahana mandapam and Navagrahas are in the back side of the sanctum in a madras terrace building.
4. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
Dwarabalakars are at the entrance of the sanctum.
5. As per Sivachariyar Sabarathina Sivan the temple was built by Subbaraya bakthar ( relief is on the mandapam pillar and a photo is available at the temple, he worked as a treasurer in East India Company ) who had no male issues with his first wife. So he constructed this temple with Shiva lingam and Amman and worshiped Lord Shiva. After few years he married a Vaishnava lady and added Pandurangan and Anantha Sayana perumal sannadhi. Even then there was no male child born. Finally he made a will to donate all his property to this temple and died.
6. This temple is under the control of HR & CE of Tamilnadu.
The temple is kept open between 08.00 hrs to 11.00 hrs and 18.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
Sabarathina gurukkal ( the fourth generation gurukkal who is doing pooja in this temple ) may be contacted on his mobile 9840256435.
HOW TO REACH :
The temple is about a KM from Beach Railway station.
About 100 meters from Sri Mallikeswarar Temple on the same Linghi Chetty street.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :