Marundeeswarar Temple (Thiruvanmiyur)

16 Mar

Marundeeswarar Temple

Marundeeswarar Temple is a legendary temple located in the breezy area of Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai adjacent to the beach of Bay of Bengal. This is the biggest temple in Thiruvanmiyur. This is a magnificent temple built for Lord Shiva, in his incarnation of Lord Marundeeswarar. Lord Marundeeswarar is said to have the power to heal. This is one of the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu

Marundeeswarar Temple, God of Medicines, in Tiruvanmiyur has the temple deity Shiva in the form of Marundeeswar or Aushadeeswarar. Mythology says that it was Agastya, great saint, who named the deity “Aushadeeswarar”. The Sun and the Moon, it is said, perform puja at this temple every evening. Unlike other Siva temples, this temple does not have a shrine to the Navagrahas because the Sun and Moon are in prayer mode here. The main “lingam” is described as Swayambu. He is also called “Palvannanathan” because Kamadhenu, the divine cow, used to shower him with milk constantly.

During the festival period the deity will be taken on procession in the middle of the day. The chariot, a high one, with the deity and the priests standing at least 6 or 7 feet above the crowd, and devotees use two long ropes pulls the deity around the temple. Lots of devotees visit this holy temple and get the blessing of Lord Shiva. Those who visit this temple sincerely believe, as do the priests, that the mixture of sacred ash, milk and water offered at the temple and consumed thereafter can cure any ailment. A steady crowd is observed in this temple now a day.

Darshan Timing : 6.00am to 12.30pm & 4.00pm to 8.30pm

Bus Route :

From Egmore : S23C, L22A

From Central : SA1, LT1, M4

From Koyambedu : SM70, M70, XM70, M70NS

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Posted by on March 16, 2011 in Chennai - Temples


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