Thursday, 1 November 2012

SAPTHA STHANA SHIVA STHALANGAL, MYLAPORE, CHENNAI.

1, November 2012
When I am searching for the Sapthasthana Shiva temples in and around Mylapore, Chennai, it was learnt that these temple are very old may be more than 2000 years except Kapalessarar temple. As per Gurukkal of one of these temples the Kapaleeswarar temple is a latest one may be 500 years old, which is reconstructed  away from the original place.

On 28th October 2012, Sunday I had the dharshan of all the temples in the order laid down in the saptha sthanal sthalangal dharshan. Even though it was a tedious journey by walk to cover all the seven temples, finally it was an enjoyable one. Out of seven one set of 4 temples are close to each other on the Bazaar Road and  one set of two temples are close to each other ( Kapaleeswarar and Velleeswarar ) south mada street.. 

1. KAARANEESWARAR TEMPLE
Iraivan: Sri Kaaraneeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Porkodi Ambal, Sri Sorna Lalithambiga

Some of the important features of this temple are….
In the inner prakaram sila roopam of Sarva mangalla Vinayagar, Urchava Moorthangal, Natarajar, Suryan, Chandran, Naalvar, Santhana Kuravarkal.

In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durgai.

In The outer prakaram   Thirumurai Mandapam, Arunachaleswrar, Sannadhi for Sidhi Budhi samedha Valampuri Maha Ganapathi, Valli Deivanai Samedha Subramaniyar, Lingam under the Arasa maram, Anjaneyar, Asithanga Bairavar, Navagrahas, Saneeswarar.

In the entrance sannadhi for Sri Vinayagar, Dhandayuthapani, Muperun Deviyar.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 24985112
e-mail address is karaneeswararmylai@gmail.com

TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs  and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
  ( Front Side view  with kodimaram )
( The various forms of Sri Ganapathy sudhai sirpangal above Vinayagar sannadhi )
 ( the front side view )
 ( The front side 5 tier Rajagopuram )



2. THEERTHAPAALEESWARAR
Iraivan: Sri Theerthapaaleeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Thripurasundari

Some of the important features of this temple are …..
In the inner prakaram, Urchavar, Natarajar, Bairavar, Lakshmi Narayanan, Suryan, Naalvar.

In Koshtam,  Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu, Brahma, Durgai.
In The Outer prakaram, Vinayagar under the neem tree, Shiva and Ambal moortham, Sandeswarar,  Valli Deivanai Samedha Subramaniyar, Anjaneyar, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas.
In The front mandapam, sudhai sirpam of all the other 6 Saptha sthana sthalangal story.
In the front sannadhi for Anugraha Vinayagar,.
Agasthiyar got cured due to grace of Shiva of this temple.
There is no Rajagopuram.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2844 5322. 

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 17.30 Hrs to 21.00 Hrs 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
( Moolavar vimanam- view from south side entrance opposite to Ambal sannadhi )
 ( Front mandapam - Sudhai sipangal )
 Front Mandapam View
The entrance side arch of the temple through a small lane. Most of the temple space has been encroached by the people. The main entrance.

3. VELLECHARAM
Iraivan: Sri Velleeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Kamatchi

Some of the important features of this temple are…..
In koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.

Sannadhi for Ganapathi, Saptha matahakkal, Veerapathrar, Naagentharar, Annamalaiyar, Lakshmi, Saraswathy,  Meikanda Sivam, Arul Nandhi Sivam, Thiruganasmbandar, Umapathy sivam, Sekkilar, Ulakalantha perumal, Kasi Viswanathar, Nadhikeswarar, .

In the front mandapam near kodimaram pudai sirampm to be seen on the pillars – Ekapatha Moorthy- one leg, Shiva at the centre, Brahma and Vishnu on both sides above hip is worth to see.

Rajagopuram is on the south side, Moolavar is facing east and Ambal and Vinayagar are facing south. Special poojas are conducted for Vinayagar on Sunday.
Near Kodimaram, Sannadhi for Prithiyangara, Sarbeswarar, Durgai, Sundareswarar, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2461 1393. 

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE 
 ( Mandapam at the entrance of  the temple )
( Three tier Rajagopuram)


4. VIRUPPAAKSHEESWARAR
Iraivan: Sri Viruppaaksheeswarar
Iraivi   : Sri Visalakshi

Some of the important features of this temple are….
Only Artha mandapam. Natarajar Saba, Urchava moorthangal, and moorthangal for  Bairavar, Suryan, Naalvar.
Moolavar is little big and entrance is small.

Old temple, Rajagopuram is under construction on the south side.
In the south side entrance sannadhi for Selva Pillayar and Bala Dhandayuthapani on both sides.

In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Balavinayagar in place of Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.

In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Valli Devasena samedha Shanmugar, Sandeswarar, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas
Theerthakulam is in damaged condition.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2498 1893. 

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 ( East side view of the Temple )

  ( South side entrance  where sannadhi for Selva Pillayar and Baladhandapani )
  ( The back side of moolavar Vimanam. Instead of Lingothbavar Ganapathy sannadhi )
( Temple complex view along with Rajagopuram under construction on the south side  )

5. VAALEESWARAR
Iraivan:  Sri Vaaleeswarar
Iraivi   :  Sri Periyanayagi Amman.

Some of the important features of this temple are….
Vaali worshiping silamoortham in front of moolavar.
In the entrance sannadhi for Vinayagar & Dhandayuthapani.
There is no Kodimaram.

In Koshtam Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai.

In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Anjaneyar, Valli Deivanai samedha Subramaniyar, Veerabaku, Bairavar, Arunagirinathar, Panchalingeswarar ( In the Vimanam 22 Sidhars sudhai sirpangal called siddhar peedam and the vimanam is of north indian style ), Navagrahas, Saneeswarar.

In the front mandapam Chandran Suyan, Santhana Kuravarkal, Baalavinayagar on the Aavudayar.
Kumbhabhishekam was conducted during 2007.
Entrance to the temple is small and there is no Rajagopuram.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2498 1893. 

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE 
 ( Moolavar Vimanam)
  ( Sidhar peedam with north indian style vimanam)
( Ambal sannadhi vimanam )
6. MALLECHRARAM
Iraivan:  Sri Malleeswarar
Iraivi   :  Sri Maragathambal

Some of important features of this temple are…..
In the artha mandapam only urchava moorthangal. In Koshtam Selva Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar, Brahma, Durgai

In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for  Maha ganapathi, Siva and Parvathy under Bodhi maram, Anjaneyar, Iyappan, Iyappan, Valli Deivanai Samedha Subramaniyar, Natarajar Saba, Palliyarai, Kaala Bairavar, Naalvar Sila roopam, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas.

Entrance to this temple is through a narrow street/ lane.

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2498 1893. 

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 11.30 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 ( A short Kodimaram may be equal to the height of front arch )
( Moolavar Vimanam )
  ( The Lingothbhavar is beautifully chiseled  )
( Entrance to this temple is through a small lane )


7. KAPALEECHARAM
The details are uploaded in this blog post  .CLICK HERE

CONTACT DETAILS : 
Land line number is 044 2464 1670. 
Web site is www.mylaikapaleewarar.tnhrce.in and 
e-mailaddress  is mylaikapaleeswarar@gmail.com

THE TEMPLE TIMINGS : 
The temple is kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs 

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA ---

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