Friday, August 19, 2011

Chennai Navagraha Temples [ சென்னை நவகிரககோவில் ]

Chennai Navagraha Temples
சென்னை நவகிரககோவில்

There are 9 temples at the outskirts of Chennai dedicated to the Navagrahams. Similar to Kumbakonam, our ancestors have built temples for all 9 planets in the then Thondai Mandalam.

All these temples are built with the purpose that in those days traveling all the way to Kumbakonam from this part of the country was highly tedious.All of them belong to the Chozha period with brilliant architecture and divinity. Few of these temples are in the state of neglect where others still look fresh and new even after centuries.The main deities of all these temples are Lord Shiva in different names. In few places the main deity, Lord Shiva Himself, represent the planet and so there is no separate shrine for the respective Graham in the temple.

Poondhamalli Sri Vaidheeswarar Temple (Sevvai (Angaraha) Sthalam)

Uthara Vaitheeswaran Koil, Poonamallee, Poonamallee, Chennai 600056

Mangadu, Mangadu, Chennai 602101

Porur Uthara Raameswaram  (Guru Sthalam)

Sri Ramanaadheswarar Temple, Eswaran Koil Street, Porur, Chennai 600116

Gerugambakkam, Kundrathur- Porur Road Chennai 602101

Kolappakkam Agastheeswarar temple (Surya Sthalam)

Kolappakkam near Gerugambakkam,  Kundrathur- Porur Road

Kovur, Kundrathur- Porur Road Chennai 602101 

Kundrathur Vada Thirunageswaram ((Raagu Sthalam))

Sri Nageswarar Temple, Kundrathur, Kundrathur, Chennai 600070

            Somangalam Sri Somanaadheeswarar Temple (Chandra Sthalam)

                                     Somangalam, Kundrathur, Chennai 602109

Pozhichalur Vada Thirunallar (Sani Sthalam)

Sri Agatheeswarar Temple, Pozhichalur, Pambal  Chennai 600074

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