Monday, 30 September 2013

Karumaariamman Temple,Thiruverkadu,chennai, pic 6--10

Karumaariamman Temple,Thiruverkadu,chennai pic 1--5

Karumaariamman temple is located in a small village named Thiruverkadu at a distance of 18 km from Chennai. Thiruverkadu is a small place also well known place among the people for its Sri KarumariammanTemple which is believed to be a Goddess of procreation and remover of all human ailments. Thiruverkadu by itself is an abode of a number of herbs and plants that have high medicinal value.The primary deity in the temple is the Mariamman which is popularly known as Amman or “mother”

Architecture wise, the Marriamman temple is as magnanimous as any other temple. The walls and the tiers of the temple are beautifully done and are a true reflection of the Dravidian architecture. The idol of the deity is done artistically and is divinely crafted and tastefully decorated, mostly in red color.

People come here to seek blessings for children, getting cured for ailments and married women throng the temple for taking the Goddess blessings for procreation.

There are a number of Pujas and festivals that are organized in the temple, that at tract crowd from all the neighboring states.  The Thaipoosa Latcharchana and the Poornima Latcharchana are the main occasions. While on a visit to Chennai, this temple is worth paying a small visit.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Maangaadu Sri Kamakshi Amman temple,pic 16--20

Maangaadu Sri Kamakshi Amman temple,pic 11--15

Maangaadu Sri Kamakshi Amman temple,pic 6--10

Maangaadu Sri Kamakshi Amman temple,chennai pic 1--5

Maangaadu is a small beautiful village located at the outskirts of Chennai near Poonamallee.

As per the legend, one day in Kailash, Parvathi Devi playfully closed the eyes of Lord Shiva from behind, with her palms. As a result of this, the whole universe was surrounded with darkness and all the living beings suffered. Lord Shiva became angry and the Goddess craved for his pardon.

Lord Shiva guided her to the earth and asked her to perform a severe penance to join him again. As per the God’s instructions she came down to earth and reached this place of dense Mango grove called Maangaadu. (means ‘Mango forest’ in Thamizh)

She started her rigorous penance here in the standing posture on the Panchagni (Fire). She stood one legged on Panchagni with right leg folded. She was holding her right hand raised above her head holding the Japamala (Rudraksha). Even today we can see this Moorthi of Sri Tapas Kamakshi at Maangaadu.