Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sri Thiruvudaiamman temple- Minjur Chennai

Today I had the chance to visit this temple which is considered a part of the three shakthi temples in Chennai. They were apparently sculpted by the same sculptor and it is considered auspicious  to visit these three temples  in a day viz.,
Icchashakthi           Thiruvudai amman   Minjur                    Morning
Gnana shakthi        Vadivudaiamman     Thiruvotriyur           Afternoon
Kriya shakthi           Idaiudaiamman         Thirumullaivoyal      Evening
How to Reach:
The temple is in Melur just before Minjur on the Ennore road. I travelled from Padi on the 100 feet road and continued till the road ended at Manali.A left turn here and about 10  kms later we came to Melur where the 4 lane road ended .On the left the temple arch welcomed us.20150419_092414
This small village road is narrow and about 500 metres you will se the board to the temple near a petty shop20150419_092602
Follow the road and the temple is seen on the leftIMG_20150419_092715_HDRIMG_20150419_092834_HDR
The peaceful surroundings of the temple enchanted us
As you  enter the temple you find the temple complex in two parts the ambal sannidhi is in front and the Shivan sannidhi is behindIMG_20150419_095951_HDR
The  Thiruvudaiamman sannidhi facing south welcomes us in the foreground It has been recently re built with cement. The ambal is about 5 feet and standing there to bless us
The three Shakti's are represented above
There is a snake pit in front of the ambal sannidhi below the portrait of Iccha shakthi shown belowIMG_20150419_095600_HDR
Behind the ambal temple and facing East is the SriThirumaneshwarar shiva sannidhi. The temple is small but enchantingIMG_20150419_093903_HDR
The shiva lingam is a swayumbhu murthy quite small and is covered by a Silver Kaapu. The inner praharam has the usual Koshta vigrahasIMG_20150419_093956_HDRIMG_20150419_094005_HDRIMG_20150419_094021_HDRIMG_20150419_094041_HDRIMG_20150419_094053_HDR
The outer praharam is also quite serene IMG_20150419_095259_HDRIMG_20150419_095319_HDR
The sthala vruksham sara Kondrai below

The temple pond at some distance
The priest was an elderly gentleman who very patiently explained and took us around. He said on Pournami days the devotees rush is considerable but the rest of the days it is quite free,
Temple opens by 8 AM  closes by 11:30 AM , re opens by 4 PM to 7 PM