Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sri Maragadhavalli sametha Sri Margasahayeshwarar and Sri KarunakaraPerumal temple Maduravoyal,Chennai

Another Gem of an ancient temple came to my notice recently as I was travelling on the busy Poonamalle high road. A recently put up sign board drew my attention to this ancient temple and I could visit it today. The temple has been taken up by the Archeological survey of India and is being re built.You would never imagine such a peaceful ancient temple exists near this busy highway.

The Vishnu temple was actually situated nearby on the banks of the cooum.Apparently in 1970’s there was flooding and the temple was washed away and the Moola virat was rescued and installed in this Shiva temple.IMG_20170625_091415

HOW TO REACH:

On Poonamalle highroad as you are coming from the Kanchi/ Bangalore side towards Chennai you will cross the inner ring road and then come to the first signal.Just after this is the Maduravoyal corporation office and adjacent to this is the narrow lane leading to the temple. Since I was not sure about this road I proceeded a bit straight and took the next acute left turn  east mada street and reached the temple

The main Shiva temple is undergoing renovation IMG_20170625_092955IMG_20170625_092918IMG_20170625_092607

Due to the renovation the main lord is in Balalayam and kept in a small enclosure in the for court next to the navagraha. The most captivating thing here was the sheer peace and greenery with multiple Ganeshas under various banyan treesIMG_20170625_091812IMG_20170625_092353

There were also a mango tree , Bhilva tree and Jack fruit tree all with fruitsIMG_20170625_092505IMG_20170625_092632IMG_20170625_092713

In the hind court of the temple complex is the Karunakara perumal temple with Sridevi and Bhoodevi.IMG_20170625_091848IMG_20170625_092357

Picture of the main deity taken with the permission of the Bhattar below

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A small derelict temple which I am sure will be attracting more visitors shortly

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