Sunday, 30 October 2016

SRI ELLAI AMMAN TEMPLE, KOTTUR, CHENNAI

30th October 2016
The presiding deity is Sri Ellaiamm. The temple was built on the middle of the road in Kottur ( the roads on both sides may be formed at a latter stage) at an elevated level, on the banks of river Adyar.  Ellai ( எல்லை) means the end point of the Village periphery in Tamil. Sri Ellai Amman temple was once the end point of Kottur and due to urbanization it has become the centre point of Kotturpuram. Still we could spot some of the houses with handmade tiled roofs.  During 1940’s the Gandhi Mandapam road  and Kotturpuram Bridge across the river are not there. From mid 17th century, the Kottur Land was belonged to Arcot Nawab and portion of the land was bought by Dr MA Chidambaram, the founder Chairman of M/s SPIC Limited. The Nawab Bungalow was demolished and the present Adyar House was constructed. It was told that there was a lake with Nawab’s horse stables exists in the present  Kottur Garden area, where the Ponni Amman Temple exists. Now the lake view street reminds that there was a lake in that area.  

The TNSC tenements ( Kotturpuram )  and  the bridge was constructed  during DMK’s rule ( 1960 – 70 ). The Kottur, Kottur Garden and Kottur Puram are now called as Kotturpuram.  The singer MS Subbulakshsmi lived in Kottur Garden and  Nithya Sri, the Karnatic musician now lives at Kottur Gardens. The temple was renovated recently and Kumbhabhishekam was also performed recently.  During Adi months festival will be celebrated and during Fridays it will be difficult to pass through the temple.  The temple is estimated to be of 400 years old.

TEMPLE TIMINGS:
The temple will be kept open between 08.00 Hrs to 10.30 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 20 Hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
The Temple address Sri Ellai Amman, Ellai Amman Koil Street, Kottur, Chennai 60085.
The Poojari Mr Swaminathan may be contacted on his mobile +919444498118

HOW TO REACH :
The temple is on the ends  meeting point of Ponniamman Koil Street and Ellaiam Koil street and is about 500 meters from Kottur Puram Signal.  Lot of Town buses are available from various parts of the city. 
About a KM distance from Kottur MRTS railway station.

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE 








---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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