Monday, January 11, 2016
Hayagreeva temple in South Chennai
Narayana took the avatara as Hayagreeva (A man's body with a horse's head), fought with demons (Madhu & Kaitaba) and saved the Vedas. Since Hayagreeva rescued the Vedas, which are the essence of all knowledge, Hayagreeva is worshipped as the God of Knowledge.
Usually Hayagreevar is seen along with Sri Lakshmi in many places. But in Chettipunyam He is seen meditating in Yogic posture with his legs folded. Many students visit this temple with their pens, pencils, hall tickets etc. keep them at the Lord’s feet before taking their exams.
Chettippunyam village is located about 30 kms from Tambaram on west of GST Road, after Singaperumal Koil. It's opposite to Mahindra City
The main deity here is Sri Varadharaja Perumal and Goddess Sri Hemambuja Nayagi. The Urchavar of this temple is Sri Devanaadha Perumal. Sri Devanaadha Perumal is seen here with Prayoga Chakra on His right hand, which is a rare sight.
Many come to this temple for aksharabhyasam
There is a small stall selling Sweet Pongal, Adhirasam, Murukku and 'Perumal Koil' Puliyodharai
at 9:02 PM