11th December 2016.
I was very much upset over the cancellation of Trichy, Thirumayam temple Heritage walk. Friday evening itself prepared to leave Chennai. So to compensate the same, thought of visiting the left out temples in West Saidapet. This posts are delayed due to VARDAH cyclone... No power, No Network.
Started from home through my scooter via Saidapet market, subway , since the temple are located not on the bus route. The posts are written as per the sequence of the temples I visited. Some of the temples are very old.
SRI KAMACHI AMMAN TEMPLE.
The temple is on the Chetty Street. The temple is facing east with an entrance arch, palipedam and dwajasthambam. There are sannadhis for Anjaneyar, Navagrahas and Vinayagar.
When I enquired, the Pattar ( a Vaishnavaite ), who does the pooja, said the moortham and the mandapam are 300 to 400 years old ( may be Nayak’s period - from the pillars - a wild guess ) and equal to the period of Sri Soundareeswarar Temple ( Vada Thirunaraiyur ) on Brahmin Street of West Saidapet. Previously the temple’s deity was called a Kaliamman and now called as Kamachi Amman.
The temple is being managed by the Viswakarma community. In addition to regular poojas, special poojas are also conducted on Amavasai and pournami.
HOW TO REACH:
The temple is on the Chetty Street, West Saidapet.
The temple can be reached from Guindy Bus stand ( 2 KM) and Saidapet Bus stand ( 1 KM). Since this temple is not on the bus route, may be reached through Auto or Taxi.
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---