Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aminjikarai Twin temples - Ekambareshwarar temple

Having seen the twin temples at Koyambedu I was blessed to see the twin temples in Aminjikarai that of Ekambareshwarar  and Prasanna Varadharajaswamy .Both temples  are famous at kanchipuram  hence Aminjikarai can also be called chinna Kanchi
As you proceed on poonamallee high road from Pachaiyappas college  towards Anna nagar , after the Pachiyapa’s college signal you will cross the small Amman temple on the left Just before the next signal turn left at about the Lakshmi talkies bus stop.The road is narrow and you may miss it. Turn left where a lot of flower sellers have set up shopDSCN1925the road leads to both the temples one behind the other. Both are east facing and the Sivan temple is in front.
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The entrance leads you to the main sannidhi of the Lord. To the left is the Kamakshi sannidhi.
The temple was built about 350 years ago by Chennai poonamalle Kondai kati Vellalar Thiru.Sengalvarayar Mudalaiar family It is now a HR & CE temple.
The Main Mulavar Sannathi in the temple is Sri Ekamabareshwarar sannithi,
Sri Kamatchi Amman Sannathi, Sri Vinayagar sannidhi, Sri Subramaniar Sannathi are found side by side . The Separate Sannathi for Lord Natarajar and Pichadar swamy are also present inside the temple.
It is a very small temple but very cleanly maintained.