Sunday, 4 Feb 2018

Ancient Temple Near Chennai Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Kolam: Thirumazhisai Othandeeswarar

While returning from a work in Thirumazhisai towards Chennai by Car, I was surprised to see a big gopuram on the main road and just adjacent to the Gopuram a pond with Water (most of the temple tanks in Chennai are dried – but good to see water in some). When I asked my colleague to read out the name written in Tamil, he read it as “Othandeeswarar Temple”. I asked the driver to take a “U-turn”. I am happy that I have asked the driver to take a “U-turn” , so that I can share about this Beautiful Ancient Temple today.

Thirumazhisai is situated about 25 kms west of Chennai. It is on the main road to Thiruvallur from Poonamallee.

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Date: 4 Feb 2018 , Author: dilip / Category: Temples of Chennai / Views: 1415/Rating:5

Sunday, 7 Jan 2018

Kari Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Chennai - God Who opens his eyes

Because of Lack of time , I was not able to upload articles offlate on my website. However today this sunday had wonderful darshan of Lord Perumal at Kari Varadaraja Temple near Koyambedu Metro of Chennai and wants to share some information and my experience. 

In temples particularly in old temples, the perumal idols will be seen with closed eyes- may be signifying dhyanam. I used to think , it would be great if the idol opens the eyes. But in my various temple visits didin't experienced that. However Goddess idols are generally with open eyes. So yesteday night when I was thinking of visiting any old temple, I came across a web article on Aalayam Kanden website, about Kari Varadaraja Temple. Impressed with the information, today I went to the temple. 

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Date: 7 Jan 2018 , Author: dilip / Category: Temples of Chennai / Views: 1948/Rating:4.5

Saturday, 14 Jan 2017

Perumal in four Avatars - Mukthi sthala-Thiruneermalai - Chennai

Ranganatha Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple in Thiruneermalai, a suburb of Chennai. One of 108 Divya desams; considered as mukthi sthala . Here Perumal (Lord Vishnu) appears in 4 different forms together in one divya desam.

While the Sthalathipadi (presiding deity) is Neervanna Perumal, all utsavams (Celebrations) are for Lord Ranganatha. The complex is in two parts one at the base of the hill for the Staladhipadhi Neervanan (Ninran-Standing Posture), housing shrines of his consort Animamalar Mangai thayar, Kalyana Ramar and Andal. Shrine for Anjaneya (Hanuman) is to the right as one climbs up to the hill shrine. The temple complex up the hill has three shrines for Lord Ranganatha (Kidanthaan – in reclining posture), Trivikrama (Nadanthaan – in walking posture), Lord Narasimha (Irundhaan - sitting posture) and a Shrine for Ranaganayaki Thayar (facing East). It is a double prakaram(outer courtyard) temple. The Garuda shrine faces the Lord. The view from the top of the hill is wonderful.

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Date: 14 Jan 2017 , Author: / Category: Temples of Chennai / Views: 1657/Rating:5

Saturday, 24 Dec 2016

Sowmya Damodara Perumal Temple-The Beautiful God with Beautiful Name - Villivakkam Chennai

Lord Vishnu has various names. Vishnu Sahashranama Counts Thousand Names of the Lord.While Vishnu is known by several different names, these 12 - Kesava, Narayana, Madhava, Govinda, Vishnu, Madhusudhana, Thiruvikrama, Vamana, Sridhara, Rishikesava, Padmanabha and Damodaran - are particularly sacred ones. THE LAST of Lord Narayana's 12 names mentioned in the "Dwadasa Nama Stotra" is Damodaran.

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Date: 25 Dec 2016 , Author: / Category: Temples of Chennai / Views: 2487/Rating:5

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016

1000 Years Heriatge Agastheeswarar Temple - Villivakkam Chennai

When spoken about Tamilnadu, the first thing that strikes the mind are temples - Be it Kanchi Kamakshi, Rameshwaram, Chidambaram. Not only these , there are various other temples in the capital Chennai which are centuries old. One such temple is Agastheeswarar Temple of Villivakkam. Situated approximately 8 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, this temple is near my house. I visited temple good number of times not knowing that it is almost 1000 years old. Here in brief about the Temple where the Sage Agastheeswar worshippped the Lord.

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Date: 11 Dec 2016 , Author: / Category: Temples of Chennai / Views: 4489/Rating:5

Sunday, 21 Aug 2016

DAMAN - Laid Back and Sleepy Town with beautiful beaches and sea to walk upon

It is always better not to spend weekends sleeping all the day. Instead you can go to a sleepy town  On One such weekend when at Vadodara, we thought of exploring the unexplored- DAMAN (UNION TERRITORY). When proposed our group of three were skeptical, because generally people don't know DAMAN as a tourist destination. To encourage people further, I added we can cover silvassa also.

How the tour went on, read further ...

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Date: 21 Aug 2016 , Author: / Category: Travel / Views: 1971/Rating:5

Monday, 15 Aug 2016

The Animal That Lives 272 Years - Greenland shark

As per the paper 'Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)' published in the journal Science (Published 12/08/2016) - an international team of scientists led by the University of Copenhagen has found that the Greenland shark has a life expectancy of at least 272 years. This discovery shows it is the longest living vertebrate known to science, exceeding even bowhead whales, turtles and tortoises.

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Date: 15 Aug 2016 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 1173/Rating:5

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Ancient Temple Near Chennai Shiva Parvathi Kalyana Kolam: Thirumazhisai Othandeeswarar
Kari Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Chennai - God Who opens his eyes
Perumal in four Avatars - Mukthi sthala-Thiruneermalai - Chennai

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