24th December 2016.
As a part of Heritage walk in George Town area, after Chennakesava Perumal temple’s visit, we had been to this Chenna Malleeswarar temple, which is adjacent to the Sri Chennakesava perumal temple with an interlinking passage.
Iraivan : Sri Chenna Malleeswarar
Iraivi : Sri Brambarambigai.
Some of the important features of this temple are.....
The temple is facing east with an entrance arch and in line with the High court. Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Nandhi Mandapam are after the entrance arch.
In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Subramaniyar, Brambarambigai, Arunagirinathar, Bairavar, Adhi Sankarar and Pirasanna Vinayagar.
In the inner Prakaram sannadhi for Naalvar, 63var, Eesana Lingam, Thathpurusha Lingam, Agora ingam, Sri Vamadeva Lingam, Kasi Lingam, Pikshadanar, Somas kandhar, Natarajar, Balamurugan, Navagrahas.
The Sanctum is of rectangular shape and in koshtam, Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy, Vishnu ( in place of Lingothbavar ), Brahma and Durgai. The sanctum 2 tier vimana is of rectangular shape with 3 kalasams on the top is unique.
It was told that this temple along with Sri Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple are relocated to this present position from High court premises during British East India Company along with the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple. Apart from the money donated for the reconstruction of the both temples in the year 1766 by British East India Company, Manali Muthukrishna Mudaliyar also donated a sum of 5202 pagodas.
Temple tank and the Chariot are shared by both Sri Chenna Malleeswarar Temple and Sri Chenna Kesava Perumal temple. There is an interlinking passage also between these two temples.
The temple will be kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
HOW TO REACH :
The temple is about 500 meters from Broadway bus terminus and 200 meters distance from Pookadai Police Station.
About 1.5 KM from Fort Suburban Railway station.
High court view through the main entrance
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