Trisulam, Adampakkam Nandeeswarar, and Thiruneer malai Temple. Chennai.  

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  1. Trisulam: Siva temple.

    Distance: 2kms from Pallavaram of chennai.

    Main deity: Swayambu lingam known as Thirsula nadhar and Tripura Sundari Amman. Teertham is Brahma teertham.

    Importance: Brahma built and worshipped in this temple. The temple is surrounded by mountain.

  2. Adhampakkam: Nandeeswarar temple.

    The temple is near Parangimalai station and the place is known as Adampakkam of chennai.

    Main deity: Nandeeswarar and Arunthava nayaki. Sthala vruksham is Nagalinga.

    Importance: Bringi muni saw Siva in the form of nandi hence the name Nandeeswarar. Bringai malai was the old name over a period it has changed as parangi malai. Pradosha pooja is important in this place.

    There are other deities like Sundara Vinakar, Naga devata, Vishnu, Bairavar, Chandran, Dakshina moorthy, Brahma, Durgai, Chandeeswarar and Navagraha.

  3. Thiruneer malai:

    The temple is One of 108 Divya desam. The place is 25 kms from chennai.

    Main deity: Vishnu in 4 different forms together is one divya desam

    Importance: On the top of hill three different types of deities, they are Ranganadhar, Narashimar, and Tiruvikramar. Purana says after worshiping three deities on top hill Valmiki muni, came down.

    He prayed thinking of Rama, for him Ranganadhar whom he saw appeared like Rama, Lakshimi like Janaki, Adiseshan like Lakshamana, Sanku and chakkra as Baradha and Satrugana, Viswakarma as Sugreeva, and Garuda as Hanuman and disappeared. Valmiki prayed and God appeared as Neervannan. Azwar and Andal sanctum are seen here.

    Teertham: Ksheera, Karunya, Siddha and; Swarna pushkarani.together as big pond.known as Manikarnika. Rama here is Kalyana raman.

    The up hill is known as Thoyadri malai, about 200 steps to climb. First we have darshan of Ranganadha swamy and Ranganayaki thayar, and as we go around we see come to Thiruvikrama perumal in standing posture known as ulagalandha perumal, and third deity Santha Narashima in sitting posture. This place is considered as mukthi sthala says purana.

Madampakkam and selaivoor skandsramam Temple. Chennai.  

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  1. Madampakkam: Siva temple.

    the place is about 8kms from Thambaram, chennai.

    Main deity: Swayambu lingam known as Denu pureeswarar and his consort known as Denukambikai.

    Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh on subramanya of this place.

  2. Skandashramam:

    The place is known as Selaioor, and it is 2kms from Tambaram.

    Importance: we see Simha vahana Heramba Ganapathy about 12' height. In main dhyana mandapam we see maha meru of 12' height in panchalokha one side we have Bhuneswari matha, opposite to her we see Swamynadha swamy about 12' height.

    To the right side of Bhuneswari Devi we see Prathyangara Devi with lion face and lion as her vahan and navadurga as goshta devathiagal around the sanctum.

    Opposite to her is veera Sarabaswarar 8' height . we can see panchamukha Ganapathi 12' height, Panchamukha Anjeyanaaya 12' height Sudharshna moorthy of 12' height, sudharshana to one side and Narashima to other side. Iyappa of panchalokha 12' height, and we see Ashtadasabuja Durgai. Opposite to pancha mulkha Anjaneyar

    we see Saneeswara bhagawan of 12' height. daily homam is performed in the temple and followed by annadhanam. We see santhanandha swamiji idol and dattatreya swamy idol in a seperate room. The temple here was planned and work was started by him.

Thiruverkadu and Mangadu temple. Chennai.  

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  1. Thiruverkadu

    This is One of 275 important Siva Devara sthalam. Karumariamman temple is also famous.

    The place is about 7kms from poondamalli and the place is also known as veda vedaranyam.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as vedapureeswarar and Balambikai.

    Veda teertham and Sthala vruksham is velvela tree.

    Importance: Muka nayanars birth place. Poison has no effect here. When lord Siva got married to parvathi in Kailas, earth tilted to one side because of the presence of everyone in that place, so Agastiyar was asked to go to vedaranyam to balance the earth. Agastiar said he will not be able to participate in the marraiage cermony and enjoy.

    Siva promised that he will be able to see their marriage. when ever Agasthiyr wishes he will be able to see both Siva and Parvathi in bridal form. Here inside the sanctum at the back of linga we see Siva and Parvathi in bridal form and the marriage event is sculptured. So the place is known as veda vedanarayan.

    BY Worshipping Thhirverkadu Baalambikai, Thiru validhayam Sri Jagadambikai and Thiruvotriyoor Vadavambikai in one day is very good.

    Arunagiri nadhar sang Thirupugazh on Lord Murugan, Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva of this place.

    Lord Subramanya acquired his Vel from Parasakthi to defeat Suran, hence the name verkadu. Thirumoorthy’s worshipped Parasakthi known as Karumari here. Ka represents Brahma, Ru, represents Rudhara and Ma, represents Vishnu.

  2. Mangadu: Tapas Kamakshi temple.

    The place is about 20 kms from chennai near to Poovirundamalli.

    Main deity: Kamakshi devi.

    Importance: Once Parvathi Devi closed the eyes of Siva for fun which resulted in darkness of whole universe. Shiva was displeased by her act, and she had to come down to earth and do penance and join Siva once again.

    She selected Mangadu to do her penance. she was not able to get darshan of Siva so she started penancing in the middle of Agni standing on single leg.

    Kamakshi here, known as Thapas Kamakshi. Siva atlast decided to marry her. On his way down he wanted to meet Sukracharya the Asura guru. He asked kamakshi to move to Kanchi and do her worship over there.

    Kamakshi came to kanchi and she made a Siva lingam of mud and started her pooja once again and she was blessed by Siva and he married her in this place, here she is kalyana kamakshi.

    In her anxity to meet Siva she forgot cool down the Agni in mangadu where she was penancing. The living being were affected due to heat and Adi sankara seeing the sufferings placed a Srichakra or Ardha meru made of eight muligi known as Ashta gandha.

    The place started cooling dowm but people were afraid to see goddess. so he removed the sculpture of thapas Kamaksi and placed a santha roopa Kamakshi with a parrot in one hand and sugarcane in another hand.

    This idol is made of panchaloga (five metals) and known as Adi Kamakshi.

    There is a tortise shape bottom, three steps above it 16 petal lotus flower on which Sri Chakra yantra is kept. It has 43 coroners represting 43 Devathis. Only kumkuma archana for this.

    Next to the temple there is a Siva temple known as Valleswara worshipped by Bargava muni and linga here is huge one in size. We have Subramanya swamy with devayani made of single stone and Ganesa with mango in his hand.

Thiruvalidhayam and Thiru Vadamullaivoil temple. Chennai.  

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  1. Thiruvalidhayam

    This is one of 275 important Siva temples.

    The place is about 15 kms from channai. Channai to Ambatoore via paadi and this is the stop to reach the temple.

    Main deity: Arul migu Thiru valinadhar and Jagandhambal also known as Thayammai in different sanctum.Teertham is Baradwaja teertham. Sthala vruksham is Padiri.

    Importance: The architecture of the main temple is known as Gajaprushta because the shape of the sanctum is like the back of elephant, and it is also known as toonganai madam.

    Other deities like Durgai, Vishnu, Dakshinamoorthy, Ganapthy and Subramanya are there. In front of Goddess there is a kodimaram and Simha vahanam.

    Sthala purana says Ganapathy got married to kamalai and vimalai daughter of Brahma in this place. Brahaspathi, Vishnu, Hanuman, Sugreeva, Rama, Agystiar, Vayu, Indra, Agni, Surya and Chandra worshipped Siva of this place.

    Baradwaja muni worshipped siva in the form of black bird known as valian hence the name Validhayam.

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva here.

  2. Thiru Vadamullaivayil

    This is one of 275 important Siva temples.

    The place is about 20 kms to NW of Channai. Busses and train facility are available from chennai to Ambattoor. The temple is 2kms inside from Ambattoor station.

    Teertham is Subramanya teertham and palar river. Sthala vruksham is Mullai.

    Main deity is Swayambu linga known as Masilamaneeswarar and Arul migu Kodiedainayaki in different sanctum.

    Importance: Siva linga here, known as Teenda thirumeni nadhar, so no abishekam to deity. Once in a year sandal powder kappu is performed. Vimanam is gajaprushta vimanam.

    Purana says asuras Vanan, Kandan and Onaan were living in a palace near malathi vanam, and the doors of the palace had brass bell, coral palquin and Vellerukku pillars. The asuras were worshipping Bairava.

    Once the king went for hunting and he came near the palace of asuras. It was night and the asuras were closing the palace gates and the bell made a noise and the king who heard it, assumed he was close to some temple and started moving towards the dirrection with his men.

    Looking at king with his men, asuras thought they were comming to fight with them, and Asuras attacked the king and he was defeated. Since this was unexpected king escaped into the garden full of mullai plant. The place was so thick with the plant, the king had to cut the plant and make way for him to enter in.

    Suddenly he saw blood stains on is knife and was worried for his act, and wanted to punish himself by cutting his head and to his surprise he saw Siva and Parvathi on rishba vahana and they blessed him. Siva asked nandi to help king in his fight against asuras.

    So nandi in the temple is facing towards the gate to protect. King in turn constructed a temple for Siva here with the same woodden doors and bells with vellerukku pillars. King made a corol palquin for God. We can see the pillars even today in the temple supporting the roof.

    Sundarar sang hymns on Siva here.