Chinnakavanam Temple, and Thirupalaivanam, Ponneri, Chennai.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Chinnakavanam Siva temple: This temple is 500 years old.

    The place is about 33 kms from Chennai to north of Chennai and the place is known as Chinnakavanam. There are two temples in the same premises.

    Main Deity is Chatur Veda parameeswarar / Nootreteeswarar and his consort known as Ashtothravalli Amman. Sthala Vruksham is Angola Vruksham.Teertham is Arani river.

    Purana says Agyastar worshiped Siva here. He made 107 siva lingas and at that time he remembered that he forgot to worship lord Ganesha. All 107 lingas together formed as Ganesha under the sthala vruksham. The Ganesha is Swayambu and there is no trunk for him. 108 linga which Agastyar made is known as Nootreteeswarar and that is the one we worship in the temple.

    Importance: Some fruits of the sthala vruksham ie; Angola maram which falls down goes and sticks back to the tree again.

  2. Thirupalaivanam: Siva temple built by Rajendra chola.

    The place Ponneri is about 33 kms from Chennai, and from there10 kms NE is Thirupalaivanam.

    Main Deity is Thirupaleeswarar and his consort known as Lokambikai amman in different sanctum. Sthala Vruksham is Palai. Teertham is Amirtha pushkarani.

    Sthala puranam: When parkadal was churned nector came up and it was taken by devas for themselves. Anything that we have should be offered to God, so they made a linga from the nector, and they worshipped here.

    Importance: The Amirta linga here is worshipped with milk, rose water, curd and coconut water.

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Dear Shamala,
By chance do you have the ph. no. of this temple or the temple priest?
My Travelogue

July 11, 2011 at 1:30 AM

H.Ganesh Gurukkal,
24a, Sivan koil st.,
Chinna Kavanam,
PIN: 601204
Ph: 27973061 / 9843708593

November 18, 2015 at 10:51 PM

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