Annanur - Temples


Nearby is the Vaishnavi Temple next to Vaishnodevi. Famous in the season of Navratri, In Thirumullaivoyal. Right on the National Highway 205 you can see the police station and next to this you can see the arch of the temple leading into a serene temple situated in lush 50 acres of private land. The temple is run by volunteers and you have the privilege of doing pooja archanai or abhishekam yourself all under guidance by the volunteer devotees. The temple houses the idols of Ganesha and Muruga. A small shrine for Ganesha near the tree and another for Dakshinamurthy are also found. Navagraha idols are also installed in this temple. The temple entrance has two small idols of Hayagreevar and Agastya. Sri Parthasarathy, the son of Srinivasa Iyengar, a famous Indian national leader, got the idol of Vaishnavi Devi as a gift from some unknown person maybe a siddhar. He built this temple of Vaishnavi Devi in 1954. The main idol of the temple Vaishnavi Devi is extraordinarily beautiful.The samadhi of sri Parthasarathy can be seen in the fore front here. The temple is open on all days except first Monday of every month in the mornings.

the famous Shiva Temple is the oldest of chola temples. In ancient times, two Kurumbars named Vanan and Onan. King Thondaiman who was the emperor there tried to end the atrocities by waging a war against them. En route to the war-field, his elephant's leg was surrounded by mullai creepers. The king, while cutting those climbers,found blood oozing out of it and later found that it was the Siva linga from which the blood was oozing. The king was deeply worried; but, according to the Temple History, the Lord appeared before him and pacified the king saying, 'In spite of the blood I am Pure' -- hence the name Masilamani. It is believed that the Lord supported him in destroying the Kurumbas by sending the Nandi. The unique feature of the temple is the Nandi facing eastward against Lord Shiva. Also this is one of the few temples where the positions of the Lords are interchanged. This is believed to be because of the urgency in providing darshan to the king. The king duly defeated the kurumbas and brought with him the two white-erukku pillars from their palace and used them while building the temple for Masilmaninathar.

Amman name is Kodi Idai Nayaki. The goddess of the temple is Kodi-idai-Amman. Unless other typical South Indian Shiva temple, the goddess is present in an altogether separate sanctum similar to that of Shiva. Kodiyidai Amman is in fact more popular than Masilamaneeswarar. She is considered as one of the three important Goddesses of Chennai region. A lot of devotees visit all three Goddesses, Melur Thiruvudai Amman, Tiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman, and Thirumullaivayal Kodiyidai Amman on the same day. Kodiyidai Amman is considered as the Kriya Shakthi.

At the entrance of Masilamaneeswarar, Dwara Palaks idols look beautiful and magnificent. Vishnu is found along with his consorts near Dwarapalaks. Rasa Lingam is also found near Vishnu idol. The idol of the king Thondai Mandala Raja is also found in the same place. There is a shrine for Nataraj with Sivakami.

The corridor of Masilamaneeswarar has a lot of idols such as Ganesha, Murugan, Lakshmi, many Shiv Lingas, Nagas, 63 Nayanmars, Bhairav, Surya, Veerabhadra, and Arunagirinathar.

The big corridor (prakara) of the temple doesn't have roof. It's in open space. It has a shrine for Prasanna Ganapati. In fact, this is the first idol you would see once you enter through the temple tower. There is a big separate shrine for Murugan with Valli and Devasena. The beautiful ancient idols of Surya and Bhairav are also found in the big corridor. There is a separate shrine for Shiv Linga named Kusalavapureeswarar and another shrine for Choleswarar. The temple tank is found outside the temple. Navagraha is not found in this temple.

Arulmegu Pachaiamman Temple located in Thirumulaivoyal on Chennai Tirupathi National High way (NH 205)near to Thirumulaivoyal bus stand.

The nearby Sri Sakthi Bhuvaneswari Amman Temple located in Sri Sakthi Nagar, Thirukural Main Road, Avadi RCC Chennai 600 109 (near Annanur Railway Station)

Sri Ramar Temple in Sivasakthi Nagar 60 Feet Railway Station Road, Avadi RCC Chennai 600 109, (near Annanur Railway Station) can be visited in all seasons and festival occasions. And buses are provided from Avadi depot to throughout Chennai and they stop at Vaishnavi nagar which is the extension and main area of annanur.

A temple for Sri Raghavendra Swamy constructed by choreographer-cum-dirtector-cum-actor Raghava Lawrence inaugurated on January 1, 2010. The temple located in Thirumullaivoyil houses a Brindavan for Sri Raghavendra Swamy, where poojas would be performed as per Hindu rituals

Ayya Vaikunda Swami Temple is located at Chozambedu High Road of Thirumulaivoyal.

Perumal Temple, Pilliyar Temple (near overhead water tank) are located at Chozambedu High Road of Thirumulaivoyal

In Srinagar Colony near to Thirumulaivoyal Railway Station where we a temple for Lord Murugan ARULMIGU VALLI DEVASENA SAMEDHA SELVAMUTH KUMARASWAMY addressed at No 18, Dharmasastha street, Srinagar Colony, Sathyamurthy Nagar Post Chennai 600 062.

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