Chennai Temples Video

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kundrathur Temples - Rahu Sthalam, Perumal Temple and Shiva Temples

Kundrathur Temples - Vada Nageswaram (Raghu Sthalam), Shiva, Perumal and Murugan Temples

If Lord has made St Sekhizhar - the one who wrote Periyapuranam to be born in Kundrathur, then the place will definitely have something extra special.

There are lot of temples in and around Kundrathur - St Sekizhar has a separate shrine too. Few of them are

  • Sri Nageswarar Temple - Vada Nageshwaram
  • Kandhazheeswarar Temple
  • Thiru Ooraga Perumal Temple
  • Kundrathur Murugan Temple

Kundrathur Temple Circuit

Sri Nageswara Swamy Temple - Vada Nageswaram (Chennai's Rahu Sthalam)- Kundrathur 

 This temple is considered the Raahu Sthalam among 9 Navagraha Temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam). The Naagar around the deity is considered the ‘Raahu’ for worship. Parihaarams (remedial worship) for Raahu are done here, especially during Raahu Kethu Peyarchi and also during Raahu Kaalam (4.30 pm to 06.00 pm) on Sundays.

Sri Nagai Mugai Valli Sameda Kandhazheeswarar temple, Kundrathur

This is an ancient Shiva temple a 10 minutes walk from Kundrathur Bus Stand on the Murugan temple road. Lord Shiva - Kandhazheeshwara - Kandhu means attachment and Azhi means removal of attachment – Lord who removed material attachments – Kandhazheeswarar blesses with grace. The Goddess - Nagai Mugai Valli - Smiling Face Ambal is so gracious that you can move away from her
Lord Shiva is also as Valeeshwara - a gigantic Shivalinga here

Thiru Uraga Perumal Temple, Kundrathur

Thiru Ooraga Perumal temple is very close to Kandhazeehswarar temple. Perumal is in standing form similar to Tirupati Balaji and Mahalakshmi shrine is adjacent to that. One will tend to skip her as the shrine is concealed. Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita Ma grace along with Hanuman in the prakara

Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kundrathur

After conquering the demons in Tiruporur, Lord Muruga proceeded to Tiruthani in a happy mood. He installed a Shiva Linga and performed Shiva Puja on His way with deep meditation. This temple was later built by Kulothunga Chozha. Lord Shiva, worshipped by Muruga graces in the name of Kandleeswarar in a separate shrine. Lord Vishnu, Lord Dakshinamurthy and Mother Durga grace on the sanctum walls of Lord Muruga shrine. Lord Kasi Viswanatha, Mother Visalakshi, Lord Vinayaka, Bhairava, Navagrahas the nine planets and Nagar (serpent deities) shrines are in the prakara.

This is a hill temple - 80 + steps lead to Lord Ganesha who blesses us before proceeding to Lord Subramanya. There is also a road on the hillock for motor vehicles

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