Temples including shiva temples,shakti (amman) temples,vishnu temples,murugan temples and rural deities in and around chennai.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
maruntheeswarar temple,thiruvanmiyur,pic 16--20
The road starting from Marundeeswarar temple, now called ECR was an important route during the Chola period and was known as Vadagaperuvazhi, connecting the kingdom to places in Thanjavur and Andhra Pradesh. Inscriptions can be found in the shrine of Tripurasundari Amman dating back to the 11th century during the period of Rajendra Chola.The origins and antiquity of this temple is corroborated by the
inscriptions found in other temples in the city namely Kapaleeswarar
Temple, Virupaksheeswarar Temple and Thiruvidandai
which bear testimony to Tiruvanmiyur's existence. A new life has been
put into this ancient worshipping place, first in the year 1903 and then
The temple has two entrances, one from East Coast Road and the other from West Tank Street both adorned by 5-tiered gopuram (gateway tower).
The Entrance from the West Tank Street has got three gates whereas the
entrance from the East Coast Road has only one gate. The temple occupies
an area of about 1 acre - numerous images adorn the pillars of the
temple, while stucco figures adorn the gopurams. The mandapam (hall) housing the Somaskanda form of Shiva has 36 massive pillars adorned with carvings.Devasriyan mantapam inside the temple conducts shaiva sidhantha lectures every day between 7 pm and 8.30 pm.
The temple has smaller Shrines for Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan,there
is ashire for 3 ganeshas who control all there time periods adajecent
to this a vedagama padasalai is situated . a thirumurai mandapam has
been set up in which thirumurais are sung daily for the pat 11 years.
the shrine of Lord Shiva, which has the idols of Lord Shiva in his three
forms, Lord Theyagaraja, Lord Marundeeswarar, and Lord Nataraja.
Lord Nataraja is supposed to be Lord Shiva in his dancing form. Lord
Theyagaraja and Lord Nataraja are the only forms of Lord Shiva in which
he is not in the Lingam form. The last shrine is for Lord Marundeeswarar's consort, Goddess Thirupurasundari, who is actually Goddess Parvati. The samadhi of Pamban Swamigal is also found near the shrine.