Saturday, September 18, 2010

Siva Vishnu temple Usman Road T-Nagar Chennai

This temple is situated in the busy area of T.Nagar (Usman Road) facing east, very near to T.Nagar bus terminus.
It is Governed by a trust namely Mambalam Sanmargha Samvardhini Sabha. This temple was constructed under the guidance of Maha Periyaval of Kanchi in 1935. The Kumbhabishekam was done during April 2010.

(View of the sanctum of the Varasiddi Vinayaka,  murugan and  Kedareaswarar in that order from left to right. Visalakshi amman  sannidhi is seen on the right facing south)

This temple is the first of its kind having separate sannidhis for both Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu.
To the left is the sannidhi of Venkatesa perumal and to his left is Mahalakshmi thayar. We had nice darshan on purattasi saturday morning at 6:15 AM!!DSCN2089
( View of the perumal and thayar sanidhi from outside)
Facing the Perumal sanidhi are the sanidhis of  Sri Rama and Anjaneya,
The  outer wall of the Sivan sanidhi has Sri Durga, Dakshinamurthy, Natarajar, Kasi Viswanathar and the Nava Grahams.

At Kasi Viswanathar Sannidhi like many such temples in North India, the devotees can themselves perform Abhishekam . There is a water connection constantly dripping water on to the sivalingam.Devotees can also meditate in this sanctum. (There are a lot of cats here which are very friendly and rub against you!!) 
 The temple is open from 6 AM to 11 AM in the morning and 5 to 9 PM in the evening.